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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Take Your Pick: Yellow or Green Bookcase?

IKEA via Livet Hemma
Hurrah! We've reached the middle of the week so a customary Happy Hump Day, folks! I stumbled upon these two bookcases from IKEA and knew in an instant that I liked them both. Clean, sleek and modern in their design and colourful in their execution they felt perfect for a Bright.Bazaar home. The only problem? Deciding which one I like better. The yellow finish provides an uplifting, vibrant and bold statement to the space, plus it pairs effortlessly with the black and white colour scheme. Whereas the green provides a more serene feeling, blending well space around it. I think I'm verging on preferring how the yellow option looks; it just feels a little more playful and graphic, but which would you pick?

58 comments:

  1. That's a very tough choice. They are both beautiful shades of their color. I might go with yellow... not only because green is the only color I haven't really incorporated in my house, but I think the yellow is more graphic and fun!

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  2. I would normally choose green- but that is an amazing yellow. since I have green walls I am going with the yellow. :)

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  3. Can I have both?

    I heart green and it's my OH's favourite colour and yellow is mine, so maybe his and hers!

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  4. Yellow's mellow.
    Yellow's my pick.
    I love yellow.
    It does the trick.

    (-:

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  5. ooohhh i love that green one... so fun...

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  6. Love the yellow, so quirky and original

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  7. The green is my living room colour and the yellow is my study colour - I can't pick one don't make me!

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  8. wowzah that IS a tough pick. i'd go with the yellow! xo

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  9. Go with your gut, so yellow...but... both look great, maybe you need both ; )

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  10. Oh jeez, my two favorite colors. I am no help, sorry! These are fabulous though...I'm redesigning our living room in my head.

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  11. i'm with you on the yellow! i like the unexpectedness of the green, but my heart goes with yellow. :)

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  12. I'm loving the yellow bookcase in that black and white room!

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  13. Love, love, love. And yes, the yellow. xxx

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  14. They are both fabulous! My vote is for the yellow one...it is chic and functional! I think I may have to figure out where I can put one of those. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. They are both fabulous! Just something about the YELLOW...

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  16. Yellow seems just a little bit more you than the green. And it would definitely be my pick if I had some space :)

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  17. I don't know if I'd have the guts to add a fluo bookcase in my apartment but If I had I'd opt for the yellow one. Such a positive and spring-like color!!!

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  18. The yellow, no doubt. It's much more fun and bright! :-) and you are right, it goes perfectly with the black and white.


    mlle norvegienne

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  19. I'm with the gang here. Definitely enjoying the pop the yellow provides. As much as I like the green I feel like it's a bit of an anchor, pulling the room down whereas the yellow is this energetic burst of awesomeness, uplifting the entire design scheme.

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  20. Absolutely Yellowwww and the bird houses also, beautiful.

    Itzi.decoritzion

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  21. Definitely yellow for me; how fun it would be to have such brightly coloured shelving! xx

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  22. Yellow, thanks !
    But I would combine it with grey tones.
    I prefer grey than black and white.
    YELLOW+GREY is definitely my favorite combo!
    Ciao
    Michela

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  23. It seems I'm in the minority but green for me Will!

    Abbey x

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  24. Hey Will, I prefer the yellow bookcase which has been swayed by the scheme. It just fits well and looks warm and cosy. Plus I like the clean lines of the design and scheme.

    Mary
    HOP Interiors

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  25. oh will I want them both. Not fair really as I don't space for either!

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  26. Yellow! Definitely yellow! So worm and bright! I like yellow with white and black. Green? Not that shade . . .

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  27. I'm a sun-loving kind of girl, so yellow would be my first pick :) It looks so fab with all the white inside!

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  28. The green would certainly fit better in most spaces but I do love the way yellow pops out. Would depend on the room, I guess!

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  29. man, that's hard. i could use both.

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  30. I photographed both .. so have a picture of the two standing next to each other And I can say I liked the yellow one best!
    although I wnt searching if they were selling them in black or white and the answer must be a big NO..

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  31. I love the yellow myself, but I'm thinking the green would look great in my son's room...

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  32. Yellow - although I may be being swayed by that awesome green vintage sewing machine!

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  33. I'm from the boring kind - would prefer white :]
    But in this case - yellow! That shade of green is not doing it for me, maybe if it was a green like the throw on the sofa...

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  34. ooh- i agree with most the others- go yellow!

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  35. i was just at ikea and saw these too. Was soo tempted to get the green ones. but bought the ones in white instead. they go better with sage green walls in my office. Toying with the idea of getting green doors after seeing this..
    coincidentely I too have a few vintage cameras on one of the shelves

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    1. Do you remember the name of the bookcase?

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  36. Are these the Billy bookcases? I guess you have to paint them right?
    P.S. I like the yellow!

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  37. Yellow! Part of the ceiling in my kitchen is yellow and a touch of it I always love! Happy hump day doll!

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  38. could you do a mix of both? :)

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  39. wow! these are so fun! hard to choose but the yellow definitely caught my attention the most! :)
    j.

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  40. Ooh i love these!!!! The yellow pays so well with the white and the black but I like the green for its grownup-ness!! Might have to get this!
    Rachie xo

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  41. yellow for the kids room (If I had one that is! ha!!) but love both!

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  42. What are these called, does anyone know? I haven't been able to find them but I LOVE the yellow ones for our Kermit-colored living room!

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  43. YELLOW! I'm working on a yellow and black playroom for my kiddos. which bookcases are these I haven't seem them online but they are PERFECT! Playroom inspiration here: http://shoplecirque.blogspot.com/2009/11/becketts-nursery.html - please share the name of them if you know it

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  44. I'm going for green, i prefer the calmer option!

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  45. I just looked on the ikea site and don't see them. perhaps a new item? the base looks like kilby or billy...i love it too! would probably pick the yellow.

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  46. Are they new arrivals? I love both but I will probably pick the yellow one for my own home!

    Happy weekend, Will!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  47. I went to look on the Canadian Ikea website, as soon as I saw these in your blog, I just couldn't believe they made these bright colours. I couldn't find them. But I finally read on Livet Hemma's blog that they only come out in February, they're a limited edition, they're Billy's and they will only sell until April. They're a little bright for me, I guess I was hoping for other colours hehe

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    1. They are limited edition and only available in store until April 2012, I think! Good luck with the hunt!

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  48. Thanks all for chiming in with your thoughts. I went for the yellow one in the end and I just love it! :)

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  49. Love the yellow the best. But love those little indoor bird houses the most. Beautiful!!!

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