I read this book alongside Basics Design: Layout. Both are fantastic reference books; ideal for someone starting out in design and also as a book to return back to. Although clearly written with the graphic design student in mind, I think these two titles are fantastic for anyone interested in publishing, the media, art or design. The book covers many areas of colour theory with the images in the book allowing the reader to think about the use of colour and how this works in commercial design. The layout and organisation of the book ensures clarity in what can be a difficult subject to fully understand.