We love bookcases. We love color. Put them together and you have something even dreamier than the sum of its parts, worth looking at and lingering on for a long, long time. If you're thinking about painting your bookshelves, you'll find plenty to be inspired by in this collection of shelving in every color of the rainbow.
Above: A set of gorgeous emerald green bookcases spotted on One Kings Lane.
Nearly all of the trim in this Swedish house, and all of the bookcases, are painted a deep teal green. See more at Hus & Hem.
From AD Russia, a cobalt blue bookcase whose bold color is equally as arresting as its eye-catching shape.
The overall light blue color—on the bookshelves, the door, and even the library ladder—gives this room from Country Living a beautiful, calming feel.
If you love purple, you're sure to love this room from My Domaine.
A whole wall of bookshelves painted pink might seem a bit Barbie, but in this home from House Beautiful, a light, glossy pink telegraphs sophistication.
Deep red adds energy and drama to a library from Architectural Digest.
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