maison21 is a bit late to the party on this one, but he just picked up a copy of house beautiful: colors for your home, and can't recommend it enough. for years, our favorite feature of house beautiful has been their paint color recommendations at the front of the magazine- we religiously cut out the pages every month and have a folder reserved just for them, because yes, even we professionals can't know everything, and with thousands of thousands of paint colors to choose from, sometimes it's just nice to hear what has worked for others (its not like we decorators sit around at cocktail parties yakking about paint colors: "have you tried farrow and ball's 'orangery'? you must- it's simply divine!").
we've found this handy dandy little book to be a nice addition to our stable of crib sheets; it's smaller and lighter than our benjamin moore fandecks, so while not as comprehensive, it's still a nice lil' thing to keep in our bag and pull out when talking color with a client. it's certainly nicer then pulling out our folder of house beautiful tear sheets , and it's a great way to get the conversation started, as well as a useful resource for finding some new inspiration! ('cause the same ol' same ol' is sooooooooo boring).
pick it up the next time you are at the bookstore- m21 guarantees you won't regret it!