Color + Design: Transforming Interior Space presents color theory in terms of design principles such as balance, rhythm, emphasis, proportion, unity, and variety. Original illustrations showing residential, corporate, hospitality, retail, medical, educational, dining, and public transportation venues are used in scenarios that demonstrate the results of experimental color choices, based on color theory. Insights into how people perceive color will help the young interior designer focus on the user experience of a space. "Scenarios demonstrate, through original illustrations, the results of experimental color choices, based on color theory." The text concludes with a chapter on color preferences of different international cultures. Students will gain insight into how important color is in the grand scheme of interior design, and how early in the process it should be considered.
•More than 25 color manipulations of residential and commercial interior spaces, including corporate, hospitality, retail, medical, educational, dining, and transportation venues
•Illustrations and photos showing all elements of design—color, space, line, form, shape, texture, and pattern
•Key Terms, Learning Outcomes, and Exercises in each chapter
•Appendices including the chronological evolution of color and sources of interactive websites allowing the user to experiment with color in interior spaces
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Ron L. Reed
, MS, NCIDQ Certificate No. 20474, ASID, IDEC, IIDA, is an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for Interior Design in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Texas State University--San Marcos. Reed has served as the IDEC Southwest Regional Chair between 2011-2012. He holds a Masters Degree in Interior Design from Colorado State University and Bachelor in Interior Design from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. His research interest include color pedagogy and interior environmental features leading to perceptions of place-attachment and meanings of home in environments of limited personal control.