Color Index XL

More than 1,100 New Palettes with CMYK and RGB Formulas for Designers andArtists

by Jim Krause

This updated, expanded, and oversized inspirational resource presents 1,100 color palettes, with light, bright, dark, and muted varieties for each one, making it the most expansive palette selection tool available.

Color Index XL provides aspiring designers, artists, and creative individuals working with color with an indispensable, one-stop method for reviewing and selecting current, up-to-date color palettes for their creative projects. Designer and lecturer Jim Krause's classic resource is back with a new approach that presents each group of palettes in an oversized form for easy visual review, and bleeding to the edge of the page (edge indexing) for quick access. By providing variations for each palette, Krause ensures that creatives can find the best color selection for each project's needs. This book serves as the perfect resource for teachers, students, and professionals of all kinds in the art and design space who want to stay up-to-date on the ever-evolving trends in color.


Recent Reviews

Colors!!

Tabatha Anderson

5 Stars

for any color enthusiasts, this book is amazing! I’ve been really enjoying studying the different color relationships. This book has also helped inspire me to use certain color schemes in paintings I’ve been creating. For art students, art…

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Color Index XL

NATOSHA miller

5 Stars

This book, Color Index XL by Jim Krause is full of much-needed color info that any designer or artist could use! I love the different options and choices that can work together or blend well and become another. I knew some of these…

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Not for Everyone

Laura Harrison

3 Stars

I was sure I would love Color Index XL when I chose to review it. I was so excited I barely looked at the other offerings. Sadly, I was disappointed. The book is an odd size and kind of a paperback but not quite. Definitely not a hardcover.…

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The World of Color

Connie Liechty

5 Stars

Color Index XL by Jim Krause appealed to me after watching graphic design webinars.  The world of color intrigues me.  I am familiar with some of the terms from photography, but the mixing and matching of the colors is…

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