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In Defense of: Organizing Books by Color

In Defense of: Organizing Books by Color

No, this post isn’t intended as an invitation for a full-on throwdown in the comments section (entirely). I’m just feeling feisty today, and decided that it might be fun to play the devil’s advocate on that most controversial of design decisions: organizing books by color.Whether you love it, hate it, or just love to hate it, if you’re a design fan then you’ve definitely noticed the trend toward color-coded bookshelves in recent years.

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As an earthy shade, warm red-browns work well year round - especially paired with wood and copper. This room is painted in Dulux Devils Backbone and Kuratau.

As an earthy shade, warm red-browns work well year round - especially paired with wood and copper. This room is painted in Dulux Devils Backbone and Kuratau.

Who doesn’t love chocolate? This room painted in rich Dulux Te Pupuha Point adds warmth to any space.

Who doesn’t love chocolate? This room painted in rich Dulux Te Pupuha Point adds warmth to any space.

Orange is the new black. Stimulate your senses with a warm and earthy orange tone. Get the look with Dulux Porangahau.

Orange is the new black. Stimulate your senses with a warm and earthy orange tone. Get the look with Dulux Porangahau.

Blues have a cool, calming effect - perfect when relaxing in the bath! To get this look, pair Dulux Hole in the Rock with copper accessories.

Blues have a cool, calming effect - perfect when relaxing in the bath! To get this look, pair Dulux Hole in the Rock with copper accessories.

Another winner from the recent Dulux Colour Awards - Phamily Kitchen in Melbourne.  We love this gorgeous pink and blue combination!  Get the look with Dulux Santorini, Dulux Antique White and Dulux Ice Vovo on the ceiling.  (Winner: Commercial Interior Public Spaces & Hospitality - Mathew van Kooy)

Another winner from the recent Dulux Colour Awards - Phamily Kitchen in Melbourne. We love this gorgeous pink and blue combination! Get the look with Dulux Santorini, Dulux Antique White and Dulux Ice Vovo on the ceiling. (Winner: Commercial Interior Public Spaces & Hospitality - Mathew van Kooy)

How about this for a fresh looking kitchen? Create the look with yellow-green Dulux Southbridge and Church Road.

How about this for a fresh looking kitchen? Create the look with yellow-green Dulux Southbridge and Church Road.

Flowers are the easiest way to brighten up a space and add colour to a room.  Place bunches of hand-picked flowers in old jars and milk bottles for a rustic look.

Flowers are the easiest way to brighten up a space and add colour to a room. Place bunches of hand-picked flowers in old jars and milk bottles for a rustic look.

For a hallway that makes an impact, paint your staircase in a bold blue and leave walls neutral. These stairs are painted in Dulux Kellands Pond.

For a hallway that makes an impact, paint your staircase in a bold blue and leave walls neutral. These stairs are painted in Dulux Kellands Pond.