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Need help deciding on a paint color for interior of bookcase.
February 14, 2014 in Design Dilemma
I have 2 tall bookcases that are espresso (very basic) and I want to paint the backing to make them not feel like such a dark cave, it feels like everything gets swallowed up in there! I just have no idea what color to paint them. Every bookcase online that has this done is white! I cannot, for the life of me find pictures of espresso bookcases with the back panel painted. These will sit on either side of a red brick fireplace with a white mantel and sage walls. I was thinking white first but that seems too extreme of a contrast, then I was thinking a similar color of the walls but it's a rental and we don't know what the color is, then I was thinking reddish to match the fireplace but I have no idea what I'm doing. Help! Also, I have attached 2 pictures of the rug (different lighting) I'll be using if that helps. We're moving in 2 weeks so I wanted to have it done before then. The couch and coffee table are gone. Thanks for any advice!