Text references to headlines are up-style, no matter the style—all caps, all lowercase, up-style, or down-style—of the actual headline.
See “Fun Finishes,” opposite.
For more information, see “The Lowdown on Lighting” on page 24.
For uppercase and lowercase headlines, capitalize all main words (adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, nouns, and verbs). Also capitalize the first and last words in a head. In up-style headlines, other words needn’t be capped when they start a line other than the first line, but they can be capped for design purposes. (See also Covers.)
a Personal Twist
A Personal Twist
Lighting for Less
Lowercase prepositions and conjunctions of four letters or fewer unless they begin a headline (or a line of a headline for design purposes).
Capitalize conjunctions and prepositions with more than four letters (about, before, between, through, without).
All Through the Night
Capitalize that in headlines when used as a pronoun or adjective. Don’t capitalize as a conjunction.
Capitalize prepositions that are a basic part of a verb form.
Wake Up a Breakfast Room
Add On a Bump-Out
EXCEPTION: “to” in infinitives.
Capitalize both words of compound terms and hyphenated words.
Built-Ins for Storage
Lowercase prepositions and articles in hyphenated multiple-word descriptors.
Also see the Titles section of BHGStylebook.com.