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The color combinations in Color Harmony are a click away with Rockport's new Palette Picker software. Interactively search for color combinations under words like "Hot," "Friendly," and "Analogous," or select a hue from an easy-to-use color wheel. Like the colors you've chosen and want to save them all in one place? With Palette Picker, you can save thousands of combinations in your own custom lists. Plus, online help is there to make exploring this powerful utility an adventure.

Color Harmony 2 is an invaluable tool for anyone working with color. From graphic designers to interior decorators, from fashion designers to floral arrangers, this book can help anyone create effective color schemes for any project.

--Colors and color schemes matched to specific moods provide unique color and design possibilities. --12 basic hues with 94 tints and shades give more than 1,400 color combinations in single-,two-, and three-color schemes. --Vivid color photographs illustrate many different color combinations. --Color swatches and a color conversion chart assure easy and accurate color matching. --Easy-to-follow lessons in basic color theory.

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Bride M. Whelan, an instructor at Parsons School of Design, New York City, teaches basic and advanced courses in color theory. For many years she taught graphic design at Paier College of Art, New Haven, Connecticut, and lectures extensively on a variety of design-related topics.

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How to Use Color:

Working with color to achieve intended results can be a challenge, but it can also be fun! An effective color scheme can make a room feel warm and inviting, a graphic design able to attract attention, or a poster to recall days gone by. Before learning what colors to use in order to achieve the best results, one must first understand some basic color terms.

Each primary, secondary, and tertiary hue is at a level of full saturation, or brightness, which means that there is no black, white, or gray added. Color is described in terms of value, which is the lightness or darkness of a color, or the relative amount of white or black in a hue. White added in increments to any of the twelve colors results in lighter values of the hue called tints. For example, pink is a tint of the primary color red. The incremental addition of black or gray to a hue results in darker values of the hue known as shades. A shade of red is burgundy or maroon. The color chart on the following pages illustrates these shades and tints.

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