I recently decided to paint a couple of rooms in my house, but I have the hardest time choosing colors. It’s just too hard to look at those little square samples and imagine what that color will look like in a whole room! And as it turns out, the library can help with that. We have lots of home decorating books that include painting ideas and tips. I checked out a few, and lo and behold I found the perfect colors for my bathroom and guest bedroom. My favorite ideas came from Home Rules: Transform The Place You Live Into A Place You Love by Nate Berkus, and Robin Strangis’s Color Idea Book. I hate constantly using “boring” neutral colors, but I’m never sure how to add color without making the house look schizophrenic. Luckily, both of these books helped me figure out how to make it work.
Design on a Dime by Amy Tincher-Durik and HGTV
Paint Can! Techniques, Patterns, and Projects for Bringing Color Into Every Room by Sunny Stack Goode
Paint Style: The New Approach to Decorative Paint Finishes by Lesley Riva
Perfect Palettes: Inspirational Color Schemes for the Home Decorator by Stephanie Hoppen and Joanna Copestick