I'm re-launching my eBook today.
I never liked how brown the original cover ended up since day one. The point of showing a medium brown floor was to suggest that it's the most timeless colour for flooring. I didn't know at the time how badly wood would photograph, so in the end, I did not get the pretty medium brown background I wanted. It was just. . . brown.
The new book will look the same but will have a fresh green background. Much better.
In the past year, my system of learning to see undertones continued to evolve with questions from readers and while teaching my system to the interior designers, decorators, architects, stagers and homeowners who attend my True Colour Expert Workshops from all around the world.
The biggest reason for the re-launch is I've added a new chapter with the most frequently asked questions since this book has been available. These answers complete my step-by-step system of understanding undertones.
My system began with that first aha moment many years ago working in a Benjamin Moore paint store when I noticed that beige seemed to always fall into one of three undertones, red, yellow or green (above).
Then later I discovered the three undertones of grey (above).
Then I added taupe to the mix, because it was neither beige nor grey.
Then came the fourth undertone of beige in the category of orange beige or butterscotch.
Then I realized that gold beige could also be considered a neutral because there were so many interiors where one of the three that I list in my ebook were ALWAYS right.
Last but not least, I added a blue/green grey category to round out my system of undertones.
What's the difference between a colour vs. a neutral? Well if you look at a colour and your first descriptive is that it's grey or beige, that's when you know the next step is to determine the undertone so that you end up with a pleasing palette in the end without a lot of clashing tones and colours.
What colour is greige and how many undertones is too many? My new eBook answers those questions and more.
And here's the best part about my Bonus Book of Colours (which is included in the price of the eBook) once you have the list of colours categorized by undertone, you can use it to compare to any new neutrals you come across to make sure you don't accidentally chose a pink beige or a purple grey unless that's what you intended.
It's available in PDF (which means you can read the book on any computer) or iPAD or KINDLE. Both iPad and KINDLE come with the PDF version as well so you can have one mobile and one at your desktop.
You can read the first chapter here. If you already bought my old book, you're getting an email with directions on how to get the free revised one.
PS. By the way I have been receiving emails asking if my Large Colour Boards will ever go on sale. I would love to discount them for Christmas, but I can't because they are hand-painted in limited quantities. Right now I only have 18 sets left which have to last until February when I receive more. So if you want them for Christmas, I'd get them now.