My ebook on How to Choose Paint Colours has been revised and today I’m answering some of the top questions I receive since launching my guide.
How to Choose Paint Colours – The Ultimate Guide
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.
So, I’ve revised my eBook and added a new chapter with the most frequently asked questions I have received since this book has been available. These answers complete my step-by-step system of understanding undertones.
2020 Update: Both of my eBooks have been updated more recently to include new trends on white and cream paint colours.
How did you come up with the neutral 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 is 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 the first thing that comes to mind is that it’s either grey or beige, that’s when you know the next step is to determine the undertone. That way you end up with a pleasing colour palette of undertones that relate, 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 so much more. It really is the ultimate guide in choosing paint colour.
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 as a PDF, which means you can read the book on any computer or phone.
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 updated my Large Painted Colour Boards and they are reflected in this book as well, so you can use this eBook to learn my system and grab my large painted colour boards to help you apply what you’ve learned when choosing colour.