By: Holly Becker, decor8
I'm so excited that Tricia Guild, the queen of color, is due to release yet another book, Tricia Guild Pattern: Using Pattern to Create Sophisticated, Show-stopping Interiors, on September 26th. I couldn't be happier, she's somewhat of a design celeb to me, a designer that I'd love to meet and chat with for hours because I can't imagine walking away from her feeling anything less than completely honored and thoroughly inspired.
In design school, we were taught color theory via the color wheel (of course), Pantone, the Colar-aid system, painting with acrylics until our fingers fell off, and by constantly studying everything we could about Tricia Guild, the color maven behind the Designer's Guild in London. Of course, we also had to explore the history of color, which I found fascinating, as well as the use of color throughout the ages and by culture, as well as how color affects mood in a space. If you're a designer, you well know that color theory is one of the most fascinating courses that you may ever take - for me, it stood out as the foundation to everything else that I was taught then, and what I continue to learn in school and as a practicing design consultant.
I don't even have to crack open Tricia Guild Pattern to know that I'll love it. I imagine it to be a page turning color fest. Pre-order your copy here at Amazon for only $25.
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(images from amazon and designers guild)