CHI Good Questions: What Color to Paint this Chest?

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Megan is looking for some color suggestions: “I have a nice but traditional looking 5 drawer chest that I’m stuck with. It was my bedroom furniture when I was in middle school/high school and has found its way back to me in my new apartment. It’s a nice cherry wood, but the whole look just isn’t my style (…and I can’t yet afford the $2,000+ dresser that I really want)…

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My rental has gorgeous bright green paint (key lime benjamin moore – shown above, top swatch) in the bedroom and gets tons of light. My bed is the steel perspective bed from Room and Board and I have a white circular table from Ikea as my nightstand.

I’m looking for suggestions on what color to paint my dresser in a high gloss finish. Should I go safe and paint it black? What about a color–yellow, orange, or turquoise? Would it be too much against the bright green walls? Guidance would be appreciated…thanks!

The lines of the chest are similar to the 6 drawer Sherwood Chest from R&B (shown above), it’s solid cherry and has matching circular drawer pulls that I’ll likely replace too.

Megan, the color we’d suggest is a dark gray with a blue undertone, which we think would work with the wall color, steel bed and white bedside specific color we like is Spellbound by Benjamin Moore (included above, bottom swatch).

That’s one idea, but we are sure the readers have plenty more…please let Megan know what you think in the comments below…