Today I have gathered a few images of books placed on shelves accordingly to their colour. It seems to be a bit of a trend on interior styling. And I've been planning to make a post about it for a long time. In theory I like the idea. Looks fun and beautiful and a bit OCDed (I like OCDed).
But... In all honesty, I prefer having my books organized by author or theme because it makes it much easier to find the one I´m looking for. And also, as I was looking at several examples of it, I started thinking that all those big bunches of colour would make me sick in 1 week. I get tired of colours very quickly unless they are sort of melted in a neutral surrounding.
The only way I could live with it was if all my books had black and white (or grey) covers. Like the first picture below. but unfortunately that is not the case. What do you think?
|via The New York Times|
|photography by Janne Peters|
|project by John Wardle Architects . via Desire to Inspire|
|photography by John Merkl . via bungalow 5|
|image via Divaani Blogit|
|Sagmeister & Walsh studio space via Graphic-Exchange|
|Annabelle Kerslake's home . via Design Sponge|