What Color to Match Dresser with Chair?

Good Questions

Q: Hi AT! I'm a junior college student moving into my first (!!!) apartment in September, and I've been buying furniture for a couple of weeks now, playing furniture tetris with it in the small back room of my parents' house.

Pin it button big
Pin it button big
Pin it button big

My favorite piece is my orange chair; my second favorite piece is my dresser, but I hate the color (and absolutely HATED these cardboard tablets with Asian-inspired characters on them... so I peeled them off, hence the splotches you see in the picture). Those two will be the biggest pieces in my room, and I don't want either to steal the other's shine. What color should I paint the dresser (and I'm definitely changing the hardware) so that it can peacefully coexist with my chair? I love color so I'm open to anything.

Sent by Monique

Editor: Leave your suggestions for Monique in the comments - thanks!

• Got a question? Email yours with pic attachments here (those with pics get answered first)

You Might Also Like

Around the Web

Categories

Good Questions

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.

40 Comments