A few weeks ago I mentioned that I had purchased a used copy of the Pantone Guide to Communicating with Color.
I chose this book largely because the reviews were positive and copies could be had for cheap. I needed a basic color reference book and I think I found a good one.
I received it last week. I don't love the layout particularly as I'm not fond of books that are wider than they are long. But the information is excellent.
The table of contents:
Basic color terminology:
What different colors communicate, and why:
The best part is the color combinations, organized by mood. The book gives examples, primarily from contemporary advertising and product design, of how these color combinations have been used commercially. There's a definite method to the madness!
For the price, I think this is a great little reference book, whether you're planning an outfit or an entire wardrobe. And if you're redoing the living room, it would a great tool for that too!
I believe this Pantone color book will inspire me. I look forward to using it in the future.
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