Lately I have been noticing a serious trend in high gloss, full colored built in wall units.
Thank. You. Design. Gods.
To me, color adds so much interest to a design. If we all liked Pottery Barn and Ballard Design (no offense to those great and successful establishments), than most likely it would be a very dull world. Not to say that there isn't something wonderful to say about a design that masters the monochromatic tone on tone look, but seeing a design with a library of magenta bookshelves can be so unexpected and exciting!
I'm not saying to go right in to your living room and start painting all your moulding neon green, but you could start slow with one small case piece in turquoise to complement your beachy theme. Or maybe even ease into a bit of color by trying black or gray on your built-ins, then popping the wall unit with colorful accessories and books.
Give it shot. Why not, right? When in doubt, you can always repaint!
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