Paint the Back of a Bookcase Shelves Bold & Beautiful

Paint the back of a bookcase to add color and drama to your space, or to highlight a display.

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The green painted back of this bookcase sets off the collection on display beautifully. Via Better Homes and Gardens.

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Painted bookcase backs in a Manhatten beach bungalow that you can tour at Country Living.

Blue Painted Bookcase Built In Living Room Design Idea
Elegant coastal style living room with a Built In Bookcase painted in a darker shade of blue by Elena Phillips Interiors.

Corner Hutch with Open Shelving Painted Blue
Shop This Pottery Barn Dining Room with a breezy coastal vibe. The interior of the open shelving corner hutch is painted in a bright fresh blue that draws the eye to a Display of Coral Figurines.

yellow bookcase
A sunny yellow bookcase at the Bonnet house in Fort Lauderdale, featured at Martha Stewart.

blue painted bookcase
Paint the back of your bookcase the color of calm ocean waters. The perfect backdrop for coastal collectibles. Via Country Living.

red back of bookcase
Eye catching bold nautical red. This cottage was part of this year's Newport Harbor Home Tour in California. Interiors by Barclay Butera.

Tropical Harbor Island Home by Alessandra Branca

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The home of Ali Wentworth. If bright and bold isn't your thing, you can still create contrast and paint the back of your bookcase a few shades deeper than the room. An elegant solution.

bookcase with blue back
And soft blue in a Florida cottage featured at Traditional Home. The idea also works for cabinets with glass doors, as seen on Organizing your Sea Collections. Or make over a cabinet by taking off the doors, then paint the back. By painting the back of a bookcase or Built In Unit you can create an instant mini Accent Wall.