The quickest way to revamp a room is by changing the paint colour, but the thousands of subtle colour variations available can make decision-making an agonizing experience. Annie Sloan, renowned paint expert, comes to the rescue and does all the thinking and experimenting for you with the hundreds of stylish paint combinations in her latest book. An informative guide to colour introduces the subtle variations to be found in a single colour group, suggests complementary colours and provides a useful starting point for choosing a complete decorative scheme. For further inspiration, Annie Sloan has designed over 300 complete themed palettes, ranging from the light-filled hues of the Scandinavian landscape or the vibrant tones and rhythms of a Latin carnival or the ethereal colours of the French Riviera. Each theme features 10 colour swatches which are shown not only in different combinations but also different proportions so that planning a foolproof coherent colour scheme for walls, ceiling and woodwork is quick and easy. At the back of the book there are paint recipes for each swatch, which tell you how to mix paints and pigments to recreate the effect in your own home. Inspirational photos demonstrate how these stylish colour combinations can make a powerful personal statement in practice - no one understands colour better than Annie Sloan!