Using and combining colors is now easy with the revolutionary new Color Image Scale developed by Japan's leading color psychologist, Shigenobu Kobayashi, the author of the best-selling A Book of Colors. After three years of intensive research, Kobayashi and his team at the Nippon Color & Design Research Institute have matched 130 basic colors and over 1,000 color combinations to 180 key image words, allowing you the expression of any mood, lifestyle, or taste through the creative use of color combinations. If you want to make an interior or an outfit "elegant," "romantic," or even "provocative," just look up -the word in the key image word index, and choose any one of the dozens of color combinations listed under the entry. Conversely, if you would like to know what mood certain colors or color combinations suggest, refer to the color index. Used by thousands of major designers and manufacturers in Japan, the Color Image Scale is a unique color resource for both professionals and amateurs alike.