Rainbow Bright: Colour Coded Bookshelves

Colour-coded bookshelves have been a somewhat controversial design trend over the last few years. Naysayers contend that it’s a triumph of style over substance­ — that anything not organized by title, author or subject is just impractical. Proponents say that for visual thinkers, who may be more inclined to remember the colour of a book they read last year than its author or title, it’s a more intuitive form of organization.

Regardless, of which side of the debate one may fall on, one thing is undeniable: colour-coded bookshelves make a strong statement in a home. As more and more people use their technological devices for reading, books have become props. Interior decorators have often used books to add dimension to a coffee table arrangement or to highlight curios on shelves. The book has become a design object in itself and we at DesignFix fall firmly on the side of “yay” for this cheerful, fun look which never fails to make us smile.

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Photo courtesy of Budding Bibliophiles
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Photo courtesy of Sustainable Savoir-Faire
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Photo courtesy of Miss and Murphy
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Photo courtesy of Little House Design

 

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