When asked what their favourite library is, most people will say the library from Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (See left). Pretty amazing, right? White with a gold trim, it certainly stands out!
This is not the only great library that uses a white colour scheme, though. Here are a couple real-life libraries that use a white colour scheme, too.
Marfa Palace Library, Portugal.
How awesome does this library look? Apparently, there is a colony of bats that live here during the winter, eating the bugs that would usually damage the library books. How cool is that?
Admont Abbey Library, Austria
Yet another library with a white colour scheme. Apparently, the original collection of books were re-bound in white to match the colour scheme. I think this is taking the colour scheme a bit too far!
The George Peabody Library, USA.
With wall to wall bookshelves, this library is made primarily from iron. It may not have any sculptures, but it’s certainly striking!
The Theological Hall, Prague (Strahov Abbey)
This library is certainly striking. Just look at the detail on the ceiling!! Yet again, the colour scheme is white! I’m loving the globes in the middle of the room, too!
So, what do you think? Is there a reason for this white colour scheme? Does the colour scheme make a library great? Is the white supposed to be more inviting than dark wood panelling?