The Color Answer Book

From the World's Leading Color Expert

Leatrice Eiseman

Date Published :
October 2003
Publisher :
Capital Books
Series :
Capital Lifestyles
Illustration :
60+ color photos
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ISBN : 9781931868259
Pages : 156
Dimensions : 10 X 8 inches
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For the past twenty-five years, color authority and best-selling author, Lee Eiseman, has spoken to thousands of consumers and professionals about the influence of color on our lives. Now she provides expert answers for all of us who want more color in our lives to more than 100 of the most commonly asked questions - in all areas from decorating to health, from fashion to gardening, from families to work - all in one beautiful guide to color. Illustrated with color photographs throughout, UPCOMING AUTHOR APPEARANCES: Oct 30 - New York City Nov 1 - 4 - San Francisco Nov 8 - Dallas Nov 11 - Atlanta


At least one author thinks vehicle colors are the equivalent of a mood ring. Writing in ‘The Color Answer Book,' Leatrice Eiseman says your color choice reveals clues to your personality. Deep brown means you're down-to-earth; orange means you're talkative; dark green means you're traditional; and, of course, red means you're sexy, she says. Eiseman, however, has yet to explain what it means if you're drawn to ‘concrete.'

- Anita Lienert, Detroit News, December 2004

But as color experts point out, those who've grown up since the '80s don't make that connection from having seen too many teal junkers on the road, or walking into a house and seeing a beat-up '70s avocado-green refrigerator. ‘People of a certain age group, boomers or seniors, might say 'Oh, nooo, save me from avocado green,'' says color forecaster Lee Eiseman, author of 'The Color Answer Book' (Capital Books). ‘But there are a couple of new generations that either weren't around, or were so young they don't remember. To them, that color looks very new and fresh.'

- Susan Whitall, Detroit News, January 2005

Leatrice Eiseman is executive director of the Pantone Color Institute and author of ‘The Color Answer Book,' which features 100 of the most frequently asked questions about color. She says color for this spring will be ‘wildly divergent.'

- Leigh Grogan, Sacramento Bee, January 2005

‘The `Oh, I can't wear that' old rules have relaxed a bit,' said Leatrice Eiseman, director of Pantone Color Institute and author of ‘The Color Answer Book.' Eiseman said green has a new image among industry types: a neutral much like gray, black or brown.

- Jill Radskin, Boston Herald, March 2005

And it's the perfect complement to spring. ‘Green is significant of new growth,' says Leatrice Eiseman, director of the Pantone Color Institute and author of ‘The Color Answer Book.' People look at green as a more neutral color, says Eiseman.

- Janelle Erlichman Diamond, The Washington Post, March 2005

Green is in the limelight. From pistachio to avocado, nearly every shade is sprouting up in interior design....Why do we love to live with this color? ‘Because of its association with nature, green has a restful, calming influence,' says Leatrice Eiseman, prominent color consultant and author of ‘The Color Answer Book.'

- Good Housekeeping, May 2005

Wear cool colors. Leatrice Eiseman, author of ‘The Color Answer Book,' says to surround yourself with blue, blue-green and lavenders and shades of pure green. Avoid stimulating colors such as bright reds and oranges - concentrate on the cool colors found in nature, such as snow white and grass green.

- Cleveland Plain Dealer, July 2005

Actresses from Hilary Swank to Renée Zellweger to Kate Hudson are digging the color that once seemed banned from the red carpet -- and boardroom. ‘It used to be perceived as a poor, countrified color,' says Leatrice Eiseman, color consultant and author of ‘The Color Answer Book.' ‘It usually comes in style when people are worried about the economy and are seeking security from the earth tone.'

- USA Weekend Magazine, July 2005

There isn't a crystal ball for color forecasting. Color forecasters are ‘constantly gathering information, conducting consumer surveys, studying lifestyle trends, the economic climate and social issues' to determine what colors will represent the feeling or mood of the moment, says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute in Carlstadt, N.J., and author of the ‘The Color Answer Book.' They also travel the world looking for bright new ideas, exotic inspiration and foreign allure.

- Joan Green, The Hartford (CT) Courant, September 2005

The book has many interesting facts on the use of color in the office, home and garden and its effect on you, your family and your health.

- Stephanie Denton, "Getting Organized," Copley News Service, The San Diego Union Tribune, December 2005

Ultimately, while ‘colour is back!' might sound simplistic, its reality is anything but. ‘Coulor wields a powerful psychological message,' writes Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute in The Color Answer Book. ..Not sure what the colour you're wearing (or thinking about wearing) says to the world at large? Following is Leatrice Eiseman's attempt to make sense of shades.

- Financial Times, May 2006

Your color questions answered. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute and author of ‘The Color Answer Book From the World's Leading Color Expert' answers more than 100 questions about color in her new book, touching on home decor, fashion and personality.

- Erin Crawford, Des Moines Register, October 2005

Color consultant Eiseman, who is also executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, offers an intelligent, highly opinionated, question-and-answer guide to the use of hue, saturation and value (to say nothing of tone, undertone, shade and tint)....For the pure suggestiveness of color, Eiseman serves ample food for thought. Amidst the color jungle, it's a blessing to have a guide like Eiseman.

- Kirkus Reports, November 2005

For any have questions about making basic color choices: there are a host of color-related questions to consider in any home or personal project, and using a question/answer format, Eiseman tackles many of them. Questions range from how cultural background affects color choices and perceptions to the best colors of use in health care settings, how to use guidelines for hair coloring, considering the effects of a new color choice on personality, and much more.

- Midwest Book Review, December 2005

Must Read.

- Today’s Books, December 2005

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