There have been a lot of discussions lately about what we like to see (or don’t like to see!) on book covers. As I was looking at my many bookcases, I realized that certain colors are in the vast majority.
I have a lot of books that have black as the main color. I also have a lot of dark green, tan/brown, white and dark blue. I only have a handful where the majority of the book is red (though I have a number where the main color is black/dark grey and has bright red accents). There are a few yellow books scattered here and there, but they’re few and far between. And I have NO pink books at all.
That’s most likely due to the fact that I loathe the color pink. There are very very few shades of pink that I actually tolerate/like. And thus I’m less likely to buy a book in that color.
A lot of the reason there are so many black books on my shelves I’m sure, is due to the publisher choosing that color for the books. And me getting hooked on an author/series that has black for the majority of their books.
But with the wide variety of books out there, and colors used, it still made me laugh to see how few shades I really have on my shelves. (And I have 8 bookcases worth to look through.)
Are you drawn to certain book colors? When you see them in a store, does a particular color cover make you want to pick it up before a book of a different color? Are there any book colors you just wont buy? What colors are the majority on your shelves?