The shelves on the other side of the room are all simply varnished wood so I felt these shelves would be nicer if they looked more like they matched them.
Just a few basic colors is all you need, You can mix red, yellow, white and black to get the brown tones that you want or you can just lighten or darken a couple of regular shades of brown. The choice is up to you and whatever you have on hand to work with. These are satin finish acrylic enamels.
I felt this was too dark for this project when working with the black so I pulled out a couple of bottles of brown paints to work in and over it.
I may keep working more lines of different colors into the woodgrain but I'm pretty happy with this for now and will take another look at it in the daylight tomorrow.