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A new take on color combinations! Color Index 2 contains hundreds of different color combinations, each with an accurate formula for both print and web use. You'll easily find the best colors for your piece with chapters organized by dominant hue, and with unique expansion palettes—sets of four related hues arranged from dark to light—that allow you to explore even more col A new take on color combinations! Color Index 2 contains hundreds of different color combinations, each with an accurate formula for both print and web use. You'll easily find the best colors for your piece with chapters organized by dominant hue, and with unique expansion palettes—sets of four related hues arranged from dark to light—that allow you to explore even more color combinations for limitless possibilities. Designers, illustrators, photographers and fine artists alike will find this book an indispensable tool when it comes to finding color-related ideas and solutions. A companion to its best-selling predecessor, Color Index 2 offers even more colors and fresh new combinations of colors, making it easier than ever to create harmonious palettes for whatever project you're working on!


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A new take on color combinations! Color Index 2 contains hundreds of different color combinations, each with an accurate formula for both print and web use. You'll easily find the best colors for your piece with chapters organized by dominant hue, and with unique expansion palettes—sets of four related hues arranged from dark to light—that allow you to explore even more col A new take on color combinations! Color Index 2 contains hundreds of different color combinations, each with an accurate formula for both print and web use. You'll easily find the best colors for your piece with chapters organized by dominant hue, and with unique expansion palettes—sets of four related hues arranged from dark to light—that allow you to explore even more color combinations for limitless possibilities. Designers, illustrators, photographers and fine artists alike will find this book an indispensable tool when it comes to finding color-related ideas and solutions. A companion to its best-selling predecessor, Color Index 2 offers even more colors and fresh new combinations of colors, making it easier than ever to create harmonious palettes for whatever project you're working on!

54 review for Color Index 2: Over 1500 New Color Combinations. For Print and Web Media. CMYK and RGB Formulas.

  1. 4 out of 5

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    No longer using this website, but I'm leaving up old reviews. Fuck Jeff Bezos. Find me on LibraryThing: https://www.librarything.com/profile/... This is my most borrowed book. By that I mean, my housemate Vallan comes and snatches it from my room on almost a weekly basis. But he does so because this book is genuinely awesome! Rather than explain theory or even explain anything, this book is a series of color palettes that work. That can be frustrating. It's not a knowledge building book. It's a wo No longer using this website, but I'm leaving up old reviews. Fuck Jeff Bezos. Find me on LibraryThing: https://www.librarything.com/profile/... This is my most borrowed book. By that I mean, my housemate Vallan comes and snatches it from my room on almost a weekly basis. But he does so because this book is genuinely awesome! Rather than explain theory or even explain anything, this book is a series of color palettes that work. That can be frustrating. It's not a knowledge building book. It's a working book. In the middle of a piece I'm working on, I pick up this book, flip to the sort of tone that I'm looking for (Active! Rich! Muted!). Then I find a color that I like on the outside margin, and find that color in a palette of two to four colors, and BAM! my piece is made all that much better with a sophisticated palette. One day, I'll learn color theory and be able to know and see why certain colors work with others. Until then, it's almost silly to put this book back on my shelf. It's no more than a couple of days before I (or Vallan) pulls it back out again.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Mrelia

    When I'm brainstorming or low on inspiration, I love to have my "index" books handy. The color index is handy when I have a color or two that I'd like to use on a project, but I'm not sure quite what to put with them. This way, I can see combinations and colors I probably wouldn't have though about right off the bat. It's also great when I'm working with a client who doesn't know what s/he wants. They can flip through the book and select colors the like without having to take up my valuable time. When I'm brainstorming or low on inspiration, I love to have my "index" books handy. The color index is handy when I have a color or two that I'd like to use on a project, but I'm not sure quite what to put with them. This way, I can see combinations and colors I probably wouldn't have though about right off the bat. It's also great when I'm working with a client who doesn't know what s/he wants. They can flip through the book and select colors the like without having to take up my valuable time.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Morgan Scorpion

    This is a reference book, rather than something you read. It contains a huge number of colour combinations which you can use to choose colour palettes from. Many of which I wouldn't have dreamed of in a million years. This is a reference book, rather than something you read. It contains a huge number of colour combinations which you can use to choose colour palettes from. Many of which I wouldn't have dreamed of in a million years.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Annette

    This is one of my all time favorite design books. I'm a graphic designer and love this at-a-glance style reference! I've been using this book since 2002 and have no intentions of ever letting it go. This is one of my all time favorite design books. I'm a graphic designer and love this at-a-glance style reference! I've been using this book since 2002 and have no intentions of ever letting it go.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Claire

    My main issue with this book is that it wasn't what I was looking for: color swatches with hex (or RGB) codes that I could use to gauge screen to print variations. It has hex and RGB codes although the majority of colors are given only in CMYK and RGB values, but the swatches are so small, it's not the sort of reference I'd find useful. The book is a bit wider than a mass market paperback. The swatches are presented in ~3/4" squares, but each swatch contains 2-4 colors. The book has some simple inf My main issue with this book is that it wasn't what I was looking for: color swatches with hex (or RGB) codes that I could use to gauge screen to print variations. It has hex and RGB codes although the majority of colors are given only in CMYK and RGB values, but the swatches are so small, it's not the sort of reference I'd find useful. The book is a bit wider than a mass market paperback. The swatches are presented in ~3/4" squares, but each swatch contains 2-4 colors. The book has some simple information on color theory and focuses on combinations of colors. For what it's worth, I like the Quiet Cool Hues best. Color Index would be more useful to someone looking to see how various color combinations look together. Each mini-square palette is presented 3 ways: bars, pattern, design; so you can get a sense of their interplay.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Rob

    More/less a compendium of "best practice" style color palettes. If you're an inexperienced or novice graphic designer or have had graphic design thrust upon you ("But I'm a developer!") then this is a great book to keep handy; if you're a little more experienced, it's still a good one to keep around for quick ideas ("...and the mock-up is due tomorrow morning 10am sharp!") or to loan out to your apprentices. What makes it particularly useful is that it's well-organized and clusters the sample col More/less a compendium of "best practice" style color palettes. If you're an inexperienced or novice graphic designer or have had graphic design thrust upon you ("But I'm a developer!") then this is a great book to keep handy; if you're a little more experienced, it's still a good one to keep around for quick ideas ("...and the mock-up is due tomorrow morning 10am sharp!") or to loan out to your apprentices. What makes it particularly useful is that it's well-organized and clusters the sample color palettes based on themes. Plus, there is quick access to the RGB and CMYK values all the way through. 4 stars if you're new to graphic design; 3 if you've been at it for a while.

  7. 4 out of 5

    ZUICY

    Love the book. Love the size and the format. Lets me explore different color combinations that I wouldn't normally think of. I'm a book kind of gal that likes to hold it in my hand, pop it in my bag and peek at it to inspire some design sketching. Love the book. Love the size and the format. Lets me explore different color combinations that I wouldn't normally think of. I'm a book kind of gal that likes to hold it in my hand, pop it in my bag and peek at it to inspire some design sketching.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Subversified

    I like that this book doesn't do a lot of explaining, it just shows you the color combinations and lets you do the choosing. I found it very well organized and intuitive to use. I have very little art training, but sometimes have to be artistic, and this book has helped me out. I like that this book doesn't do a lot of explaining, it just shows you the color combinations and lets you do the choosing. I found it very well organized and intuitive to use. I have very little art training, but sometimes have to be artistic, and this book has helped me out.

  9. 4 out of 5

    SCOUT

    Practical and useful resource accompanied by other Jim Krause. Useful for print and design professionals - industry standard. Suggest reading Design Basics Index and other books in The Complete Index collection.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Erika Mulvenna

    A great little resource book on color combinations. I spent an entire evening flipping through the book! Love how it is organized in chapters focusing on different color groupings, showing color combinations from each of these groups. Already using it for color ideas!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Zuicy

    Great color combos that I haven't thought of before. CMYK & RGB included to easily use with PS or InDesign. Great reference book. A keeper. Great color combos that I haven't thought of before. CMYK & RGB included to easily use with PS or InDesign. Great reference book. A keeper.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Ray Haleblian

    What a twist ending!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Yukie

    Indispensible reference book to help me visualize color combinations for interior design and graphic design.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Eric

    Looks like a neat book for artists and such. I happened to pick it up because it was there, and it helped me learn more about the world. And it helped me get closer to my reading goal. =~)

  15. 4 out of 5

    Luciano Negreiros

    Excelente contribuição para harmonia de cores. um indice para consulta.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Bulan

    Buku yang bagus..berguna banget.. Sebenernya berguna buat orang yang membutuhkannya sih.. hehee..

  17. 4 out of 5

    ecHie

    Berisi banyak perpaduan warna untuk mengungkapkan kesan-kesan tertentu. Sangat direkomendasikan bagi para desainer.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Mary Ann

    Helpful.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Isaac

    reference-book on color schemes. Awesome!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Alex

    A brilliant follow up to the first book - a great set of colour combinations for all uses and purposes - I find these books to be extremely helpful.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Erin Z

    I use this almost everyday at my job... CRUCIAL!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jess

    I used to carry this everywhere. I'm a nerd - I love color and design. Sometimes its just plain fun to look at! I used to carry this everywhere. I'm a nerd - I love color and design. Sometimes its just plain fun to look at!

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