Book Report: Color

Book Report: Color

Between choosing paint for the apartment and musing over wedding colors, I’ve been hue crazy the last few days. Luckily, I found the perfect book to compliment my obsession. It’s called “Color: A Natural History of the Palette” and investigates the origins, anthropology and history behind ten colors.

I’m only through ochre, black and white so far and already hooked! Reading this book will forever change the way you think about color.

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  1. Calie at 9:55 pm

    Totally random, but I just bought that book yesterday. I also have this one which I love because of the color combo ideas. “The Color Scheme Bible: Inspirational Palettes for Designing Home Interiors”

  2. mrsem Author at 9:58 pm

    Ooo..I think I’ve read that one before. I really like playing around with the Behr paint tool online for the color matches it comes up with.

  3. Nicole at 10:47 pm

    behr is pretty bad paint – cheap quality. i would go with sherwin williams (i use super paint) or benjamin moore. it really matters what kind of paint you use.

  4. Kristin at 1:19 am

    I just ordered the book from my library, thanks for the review! Did you know that the same author also wrote “Jewels: A Secret History”?

  5. Emily at 4:41 am

    I recently found your blog and I just wanted to say that I LOVE it. My name also happens to be Emily, I’m obsessed with living in San Francsico one day, and I love your fashion. (In fact, my friend teased me that you must be me in the future.) I’m not painting a house, but I am an art student so this book looks really great! Thanks!

  6. love.boxes at 2:08 pm

    Having done a lot of painting in my life, I think Nicole is right when you go to purchase, I would go with Sherwin Williams, or Pratt and Lambert or I love the Benjamin Moore paints the very best because they have a really great top-of-the-line tough paint that comes in a spouted can for no mess and their color pallette is the clearest meaning you can find more colors with out any muddy tones or grays added.

    I am excited to hear about this book, I hadn’t heard about it before. I adore Alexandra Stoddard’s Book of Color which is a rare book prize, but I think worth the cost and effort to get.