This afternoon, I’d like to welcome Valentina Cirasola to The Write Stuff. Valentina is sharing a terrific review of her book, RED – A Voyage into Colors. The subject matter is certainly interesting and unusual, and I know you folks will enjoy sharing this review on all your favorite social media sites. Thanks!
Review from James J. Cudney IV on the book:
RED – A Voyage Into Colors, Second Edition
Learning About Colors with Amazing Photos
“For the most part, I am a fiction reader. On occasion, I pick up a non-fiction book when the subject matter or theme is of interest. Red – A Voyage Into Colors by Valentina Cirasola was a book that crossed my path earlier this year when I stumbled upon the author’s design website and personal blog. Being a person who generally leans toward blacks, grays, and whites, I thought maybe I should learn a little more about the color wheel.
Although this book is entitled Red, it is not merely about this one color. The author shares the history and background of all the colors on the spectrum, teaching us the differences between hues and shades, tones and variations. The book is only ~125 page and contains dozens of photos of colors and their uses in various designs, homes, and picturesque settings. It’s easy to digest, well-written, and has an amazing personal touch. Valentina has quite a fun personality.
Some of the content I recall learning in school. Other I’ve picked up throughout my life. Seeing it all together again in one book is a comprehensive way to learn about our lives. For instance, I remembered why red was a warm color, and blue a cool one, but I didn’t know how it affected my life or made me feel. It was great to dive back into these ideas and facts, and seeing how these colors play in my life today was helpful. I actually (without knowing it) designed my living room to use all the appropriate matching color patterns and schemes. My bedroom might need some work though!
What a great way to make us ponder the things we often spend too little time thinking about… I pick clothes based on what fits. What if I went out in search specifically for clothes with color combinations that work for me? I plan to re-read this book again in small chunks. Too much at once can get lost because you want to process the advice and imagery. Next time I need to make a color decision, I’ll definitely come back to this one to focus on the important questions.
I recommend this one for every type of reader because it has a little bit of everything when it comes to choosing what makes us happy versus what might be the first thing we see in our closet or drawer, on the computer or phone screen, or on the rack of shelf at the store.”
From the dawn of time, every race and population have attributed various meanings and symbolism to colors. This book talks about colors, how humans can benefit from using them, how our health, spirit, and state of mind can improve by using all colors without distinction.
The book teaches how to create and mix colors as a study for people who have an interest in becoming artists and are just starting. Also, the book delves into understanding colors from a spiritual point of view and how to use them, in a technical way, for interiors, fashion, food, entertainment and much more. It is so important when mixing colors to look at nature as our best teacher, where all colors are mixed together and co-exist well without rules and prejudices. We can simply copy nature and feel perfect in our choice of colors.
Buy RED – A Voyage into Colors HERE
Author Valentina Cirasola
Valentina Cirasola was born in Bari, the main city of Puglia, Italy to a family of artists, designers, and food connoisseurs. She followed her mom’s footsteps and became a fashion/interior designer. She expresses her creativity in the homes she designs and decorates for her clients. She is often called “The Colorist” for a reason, she vibrates people’s world with her love for colors, which prompted her to write a book on this subject, title: ©RED – A Voyage Into Colors, First and Second Edition.
With this book, she delves into how to see colors, how to manipulate colors to one’s advantage and how-to live-in colors. The book touches on interior styles, fashion, food, entertainment and much more, it feels like a real voyage.
Valentina calls herself “a good fork” and likes to eat real food, from which she draws her positive energy. For the love of her native land, she wrote two cookery books on Puglia cuisine.
Growing up, Valentina was only allowed to watch the cooking happening in her family, but not to practice it! She did not get the opportunity to cook until she moved away and started to cook for herself out of necessity. Then, as if by miracle, all those years watching, eating and tasting translated to doing. She recalled the perfection of how every dish was supposed to look and taste. Watching her family and eating good food every day, gave her the expertise and knowledge of a professional chef.
Barnes & Noble: https://bit.ly/31MSnkj
Find Valentina at the Links Below:
Visit Valentina the designer: http://www.valentinadesigns.com
Visit Valentina the author: www.valentinaexpressions.com
Author’s Page – https://www.amazon.com/Valentina-Cirasola/e/B0031A02H2
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ValentinaInteriors
Valentina Design Universe TV – https://valentinadesignuniverse.com