There’s a certain aesthetics in colour coordinating books and home decor, especially in a library organized by colour rather than alphabetical or cataloguing what-have-you.
I love this, I think the bright flowers, throw pillows, and the white couch cushions make this an interesting, yet elegant design that is somehow not over the top. It just seems like a cheerful and bright place to read, unlike so many dim library spaces I have experienced. I’m looking at you, public libraries (don’t worry, I love you anyway).
On a large scale, libraries couldn’t support arranging shelves by ROYGBIV, but at home it is a much more approachable endeavour. People tend to remember the colour of the book before they remember the title/author, and it’s very pretty to look at. When I asked a friend of mine, who has had her bookshelves organized by colour for years, she told me she never had a problem with locating the material she wants because she knows what colour everything is. Personally, it would break a little piece of me that enjoys organizing my personal collection to break up series, but otherwise I’m not entirely dedicated to organizing by author. The major problem I would have with a organization scheme like this is I would be tempted to go out and buy filler books of certain colours so I wasn’t left with a single yellow with no where to put it (I knew I shouldn’t have bought The Watchmen graphic novel).
Maybe I’m just weird like that, but a project like this could become quite costly.
What do you think? Organization by colour: do-able or not? Are their hidden issues I’m not taking into consideration, or do you have personal experience to share?