Guest Author - Debra Conrad
Now you've done it... You have gone and fallen in love with the Southwest Style. Debra Conrad... the editor of the BellaOnline Southwest USA website... lives in the Southwest USA. Her home is full of Southwest and Hacienda style decor.
Choosing color palettes for the Southwest Style home can be confusing...
These are three of my favorite books on color:
Trading Spaces COLOR I purchased this book 3 years ago, and still love it! All your Trading Spaces stars give advice on why they choose the colors they do...and a ton of great photos from the shows as they are designing are thown in.
Natural Color palette's Big Book! One of my favorites. For those of us that don't want to have a crazy color scheme. The palette choices are from nature and very soothing. The great thing about this book is that it has good photos and the information explains the "reason why" for choosing a certain pallet.
Pick the Colors That Are Right for Your Home This book is more fun than you will get from any other "Pick a Color" book. In this guide you get personal advice. I'm not kidding...that's what it feels like. You pick things from around your house and this helps you choose color palettes that you will love for a long time. I use this for myself and loan it to clients constantly. It's one of my favorite resources.