Painted Shelving

by Erika Woelfel

Looking for an easy way to create interest in your room? Why not try painted shelving? It could easily be argued that shelves are one of the most important features of a room (after a place to sit, perhaps…). Every room needs an area to store, display and organize objects whether it is books in the library, dishes in a kitchen, or prized collectibles in the den. The great thing about shelves is they come in a variety of sizes and constructs and can accommodate any size space. There are modular units, built-ins, stand-alones, and sculptural pieces you can hang on the wall. Some even appear to defy gravity! Using color to hide or highlight shelving becomes a quick way to integrate them into any room. Read on for more ideas:

Paint built-ins an unexpected color! A brilliant blue takes command of the paneling around a fireplace.  The walls and mantle are coated in a silvery gray, transforming the room from something that could easily feel old-fashioned to a look that is modern and chic.

 Paint built-ins an unexpected color! A brilliant blue takes command of the paneling around a fireplace.  The walls and mantle are coated in a silvery gray, transforming the room from something that could easily feel old-fashioned to a look that is modern and chic.

The space under a stairway is an interesting place to integrate space-saving shelving that fits the overall color scheme.

 The space under a stairway is an interesting place to integrate space-saving shelving that fits the overall color scheme.

The yellow accent inside this built-in serves as a balance to the hot pink walls and daring black trim.

 The yellow accent inside this built-in serves as a balance to the hot pink walls and daring black trim.

A honeycomb shape combined with intense color gives this shelving a unique, sculptural quality.

 A honeycomb shape combined with intense color gives this shelving a unique, sculptural quality.

A dark gray on the back of this shelf highlights bright metallic objects displayed within.

 A dark gray on the back of this shelf highlights bright metallic objects displayed within.

 

Colorfully yours,

 

Erika

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