Colorful Bookcases

Bookcases are most often painted out the color of the wall or are a natural wood finish. But sometimes, they bust out of their studious restraint and become the life of the party room. Here, we see bookcases in color:

Normally, the books on the shelves provide the color, but we love the colorful lines popping through full shelves from the painted horizontals and verticals of these bookcases. It's a rich and busy look, for sure, but one that certainly could work for some.

Images: Bethany Nauert, Design*Sponge, Lagerlings, Martha Stewart, Ashley Whittaker

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.