When I first decorated my floating shelves in my kitchen, I felt like something was missing. I wanted to have a rainbow moment in the room, but just the dishes weren’t cutting it. Then I had a stroke of genius- cookbooks! Now I know this isn’t that ground breaking. But I thought- maybe I could collect colorful cookbooks and put them out in rainbow order. See? Genius 😉
Much more colorful! And collected and fun! But still, room for a few more cookbooks (especially mint colored ones)- yay!
Since I’m on the hunt for a few more cookbooks, I thought I’d share the ones I’ve grabbed and round up a bunch more pretty colorful cookbooks that sound amazing too.
Note, I used the same method to find these as I did to find my 100 home decor books under $10!
Ina garten books
My friend Ashley on Instagram shared the tip that Ina Garden books without the dust jacket make the prettiest rainbow!!! Do you guys remember my tip to buy books on eBay? I spent $50 for all of these amazing cookbooks! I’ll link them below.
There’s a few I haven’t got yet, but I’m listing all of the Barefoot Contessa books in case you’re looking for other ones that I haven’t purchased yet.
- Barefoot Contessa At Home– pink
- Make it Ahead– red
- Barefoot Contessa Family Style– orange
- Cooking for Jeffrey– orange
- The Barefoot Contessa cookbook– yellow
- Cook Like a Pro– yellow
- Back to Basics– light green
- Barefoot Contessa Foolproof– green
- Barefoot in Paris– green
- The Barefoot Contessa Parties– blue
- Modern Comfort Food– navy blue
- Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?– purple
why organize cookbooks by color
I love the idea of arranging cookbooks by color. Whenever I share books in ROYGBV order, I get questions about how do you even find anything? Well, I’m a visual person so it’s easy to remember the color of the spine. No matter the organization method you have to memorize something- the author, title, or color of the book. I find the color easiest to remember.
Another thing I love about rainbow-ing cookbooks is that it really celebrates the aesthetics of a beautiful cookbook. A linen texture. Beautiful font. A thick book with hand written notes in the margins. It’s so lovely! And looks even more pretty in rainbow order in a big collection.
Here are a few books with a pink spine. Note, even if the cover isn’t pink, I’ve looked up pictures to make sure the spine is the right color. I’ve rounded these up in case you need a pretty cookbook and/or if you want a rainbow cookbook display in your kitchen too!
- Cherry Bombe
- Favorite Cakes
- Mexico: The Cookbook
- Mandy’s Gourmet Salads
- The Honeysuckle Cookbook
- Eat Beautiful
- Almonds, Anchovies, and Pancetta: A Vegetarian Cookbook
- Della Fattoria Bread
- Five Mary’s Ranch Raised Cookbook: From Our Family to Yours
- Food in Jars
- La Grotta: Ice Creams and Sorbets
- The Picnic: Recipes from Basket to Blanket
- Back in the Day Bakery
- Healthier Together
- Islas: Food of the Spanish Islands
- The Self Care Cookbook
- Vibrant and Pure
- Vietnamese Food Any Day
- AMA: A Modern Tex Mex Cookbook
- Honey & Co. The Cookbook
- The Love and Lemons Cookbook
- Ottolenghi Simple
- Room for Dessert
- America the Great Cookbook
- Creative Cake Decorating
- Bitter Honey: Recipes from Sardinia
- Milk & Cardamom: Inspired by the Flavors of India
- Parwana: Recipes and Stories from Afghanistan
- Pastry Love
- Just the Good Stuff
- Laduree Savory Recipes
- Pie it Forward
- Simple: Effortless Food, Big Flavors
- The Fearless Baker
- World Vegetarian
Right now when I’m not really eating out and definitely not traveling, I think cooking can be a great way to be adventurous. Did you know that the first known cookbook was written in 1700 BC? There’s something so beautiful about writing down a recipe and sharing that. Food tells a story and can be a tradition to pass down.
I just love the beauty that is represented in a cookbook!
So although I haven’t tried anything from my new cookbooks, I’m love being surrounded by the possibilities.
What do you think about the idea of arranging colorful cookbooks in rainbow order?
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