Easy Decor: Books Arranged by Color

Here’s a roundup of an idea we love: bookshelves with books arranged by color, in both private homes and public spaces. Use what you already have to create a whole new look for a room.

Above: Chris Cobb, a San Francisco artist, organized the entire stock of Adobe Bookshop in SF by color as an art installation. See more photos at Flickr.

Above: The home of Thibault de Montaigu and Sofia Achaval in Paris; see the interiors at The Selby.

Above: A private library in the UK; photographed by Simon Watson.

Above: Simple industrial shelves with color coded books; image via Making Life a Little Sweeter.

Above: Vitsoe shelves with color-themed book arrangements; via Flickr.

Above: The Laudromat Cafe in Copenhagen, discovered via The Style Files.

Above L: Another bookshelf in the Paris home of Thibault de Montaigu and Sofia Achaval, via The Selby. Above R: A bookshelf on Erik Heywood’s blog.

For more fun with books (and a DIY idea), see Remodelista’s post, Accessories: Book City Covers.


Batista S.
Past Member 2 months ago

I don’t suppose many of websites give this kind of information.

Tom S.
.8 months ago

Your contents are too straightforward to browse and easy to understand.
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Aleksandra K.
Past Member 4 years ago

Thank you for this wonderful article.

Ajla C.
Past Member 4 years ago

ne nije za mene

a             y m.
g d c.4 years ago

search & retrieval would be tough... :-(

a             y m.
g d c.4 years ago

search & retrieval would be tough... :-(

Kamryn M.
Kay M.4 years ago

interesting, but i'd never be able to find anything arranged by color.

Gwendolyn offline
Gwendolyn Krupa5 years ago

Interesting post. I like arranging my by subject, though.

evi w.
Evi W.5 years ago

not very practical for use. maye for an office: different collored maps for organisation. it gives a happy feeling
but very nice visual: walls of art

Richard E Cooley
Richard E Cooley5 years ago

No it doesn't work for me.