Bookcases in Every Color of the Rainbow

Bookcases in Every Color of the Rainbow

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Nancy Mitchell
Jan 16, 2017
(Image credit: One Kings Lane)

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.

(Image credit: Hus & Hem)

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.

(Image credit: AD Russia)

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.

(Image credit: House Beautiful)

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.

(Image credit: Architectural Digest)

Deep red adds energy and drama to a library from Architectural Digest.

(Image credit: Livet Hemma)

And finally, from Livet Hemma via Bright Bazaar, a bookshelf in canary yellow, to add a little bit of cheer every time you reach for a volume.

Can't get enough of book displays to fulfill your inner bibliophile? Don't miss these perfectly imperfect, dreamy libraries.

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