Color Help to Match Dining Set?

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Q: I just moved in to an apartment where the rooms were painted in childish pastel colors: baby blue, baby pink, lavender. The room we designated as the dining room is pink. It's approximately 11x11 and is generally dim during the day time. With my current dining set, I am struggling to find a suitable paint color as I really don't want to go with white or beige.

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I also have no idea what to look for in a rug. Should I get a striped rug or a plain rug? Should the colors in the rug match the chairs? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.