Pattern + Palette2 Source Book

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Having trouble with paint colors or accent colors for your home and are frustrated with not finding the right book to help you? Well I just picked up Pattern and Palette Sourcebook 2 which is a desktop library of colors and patterns that will totally help you with your color issues!

Divided into six unique style sections, the book provides readers with fifteen appropriate colors for each section, which are then incorporated into twenty-five different patterns shown in six or eight color variations each.

This assists the readers to see the dramatic effect colors have in design and helps them understand how to use color effectively. The book also demonstrates ways of creating designs that are distinctly unique from one another yet hold together in a group.

Also included in the book is an interactive CD ROM that contains the patterns featured. You can choose patterns, experiment with colors, and print out a sample of the patterns for reference.

Here is a little bio on the author:

A trained graphic designer, Heidi Arrizabalaga’s passion has always been creating patterns, stationery, and wrapping paper, and presenting items in unique and creative ways. She owns and runs Heidi, a versatile collection of vibrant, coordinating paper journals, note sets, gift wrap, and accessories sold in 35 stores nationally and online at Her company and designs have been featured in Instyle, Lucky Magazine, Daily Candy, and elsewhere. Heidi lives in San Francisco, CA.

And you can purchase the book here on

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