Add a timeless literary warmth to any home – and find an effortless way to keep and organize books and accessories – with a brown bookcase.
Brown Bookcases: Color Theory
Brown is a neutral organic color – the color of trees, earth, wheat and stone – and often evokes feelings of warmth and ‘home,’ which could partly be attributed to its associations with log cabins, tinder for home fireplaces and rustic woodsy furniture. In interior design, brown evokes a sense of familiarity, safety and a return to nature. A brown bookcase or other furniture type is an effortless way to add a woodsy warmth to your home.
Distressed Brown Bookcases
When shopping for brown bookcases, pay attention to finish type. Many contemporary brown bookcases will feature a sleek, refined aesthetic – giving it a new, polished feel. But more popular than the refined brown bookcase is the distressed brown bookcase, which will feature signs of ‘weather,’ such as fading, to give it an overall worn and vintage feel. These types of brown bookcases work best when incorporated into country and mid-century decor.
Brown Bookcase Color Trends (+ How to Style a Brown Bookcase)
While brown is popularly viewed as a neutral color – the type of color you use as a background for other, more vibrant hues – a brown bookcase can be used as an accent piece in its own right. To bring out the warmth of brown, look for a brown bookcase that features a darker shade such as dark chocolate or espresso, and accent it with lighter, complementary colors – via books, picture frames or other bookshelf accessories – such as light blue or white.
Timeless Literary Style
Whether you want to organize a collection of your favorite novels or simply need an easy way to display vases, picture frames and other home decorations, nothing will add timeless literary style to your home quite as much as a brown bookcase!