The colour index provides a fantastic wealth of colour and ideas, this clearly and well printed book is great for experienced designers and beginners alike, it clearly provides colours in a pattern form, side by side to give you a clear feel for their association. It will give you great ideas for your colour schemes for any type of design or print work, it covers from soft pastels to vibrant striking colour schemes and many more to fire your creative imagination. The clear RGB and CMYK colour codes make it really easy to put your colour scheme to work immediately within whatever your chosen work application. All in all an excellent resource.
Those who expect to find a decent explication why to use this or that color combination will be hugely dissatisfied. There are max. 20 small pages who in very general terms explain the background why to use this or neither colorcombination. But those who, as me, want a straight forward approach, with lost of ready made combinations to choose from, will have a feast. Colorcodes are given in RGB and CMYK but why not in HSB, as this is a more easy approach for the beginner. As it's a small page size, it's something you can lay besides your keyboard and have a quick look in, when you are uncertain which combination to choose. Straightforward and no fuzz, but low in the explication department.