It's a pretty good match! The color is "Artichoke" by Valspar. I like that it's a green-gray, because it goes nicely with my army green desk. The fabric is Schumacher.
The back of the BILLY bookcase is cardboard. One side is glossy and the color of your bookcase, the other side is actual cardboard. I painted the cardboard side because it saved me from having to prime and took the paint really well. I used eggshell paint.
And here it is put together:
And a sneak peek of the army green desk:
Painting the inside of a bookcase is one of my favorite things to do in rooms - it adds a really great dimension and is an easy and inexpensive way to personalize an off-the-shelf product. I'm almost embarrassed to admit I do it a LOT!
Here are two bookcases in one of my California client's home:
(this one isn't styled yet)
Wallpaper is another great option for the BILLY bookcase. Check out this amazing hack from design sponge:
Have you done any Billy bookcase hacks? If so, I'd love to see them!