Jim Krause’s Color Index XL is just one of those books that you’ll want to have next to you when you start any project that requires color cordination. There are so many colors that the possibilities seem endless. With a mini introduction to color theory, which goes over hue, shades, and picking cohesive colors, this is definitely a reference book to checkout.
The first thing I love about this book is that at the beginning of the three chapters the total number of schemes is stated along with the temperature. Each color is presented with other colors in a select pattern, which is nice, especially for inspiration. Finally, I love that each scheme is represented in four different variations of bright, light, dark and muted. This just expands color picking options.
Overall, I recommend Color Index XL if you work with CMYK and RGB values, or even if your simply searching for color inspiration.
I received this book from Blogging For Books for this review