What Colour should I paint my dresser?

posted 3 years ago in Home
  • poll: Which colour for the dresser?
    Cream : (16 votes)
    16 %
    Cream with grey top : (37 votes)
    38 %
    Dark Grey : (22 votes)
    22 %
    Teal : (4 votes)
    4 %
    Mint : (17 votes)
    17 %
    Other (explain) : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    294 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I love the cream! And you can get adorable handles to add onto it 😀

    I think it’s very classic and will mesh well!

    Post # 4
    333 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I love the cream with the dark top, so pretty! plus, I feel that it wouldn’t be too hard to change up your bedding if you want to down the road with those colors. 

    Post # 5
    97 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    If you plan on having cream walls for a while I like the dark grey to make it stand out. But the cream would be my second choice 

    Post # 6
    470 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Cream with the dark top. kinda in love with that look *insert dreamy face here*

    Post # 7
    4015 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013


    Post # 8
    15 posts

    I think the solid cream is probably the most versatile, while the cream with dark grey top looks the most “modern” but might clash with warm-toned cream walls. I voted for “Other” because I would use a wood stain instead of heavy paint. Antique wood furniture is just so gorgeous, and possibly more valuable. 


    Post # 9
    9037 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My husband and I recently refinished an old dresser.  The color had been a light oak and we changed it to a silvery pewter color with an oil rubbed bronze top. We also added oil rubbed bronze hardware.  The dresser looks entirely different now – so much better.  Would these colors go well with your decor?




    Post # 10
    320 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Restaurant

    I voted dark grey (because it might go with more stuff if you decide to change your bedspread in the future) but I also love the mint!

    Post # 11
    3268 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @MrsPhilly:  Mint! Mint! Mint! I LOVE the mint color. I would paint some of my ugly furniture that color, but it doesn’t go super well with my FI’s and my house– it’s a small, open-floor-plan house with lots of bare wood, and the walls are yellow. 

    My bedroom set I grew up with, a family heirloom from the 1840’s, was a slightly darker shade of mint than the one you posted, with beautifully painted flowers and fruit designs all over. I guess that’s why I like mint furniture so much.

    My second choice would be all cream, and the one I would definitely avoid is the dark gray. 

    You may also want to consider just leaving the dresser as it is– once you paint it, it will be a huge and obnoxious task to get it back down to wood if you ever want to. I always hesitate to paint nice wood furniture for that reason. . . but if the finish on it is gross, then I would definitely paint it!

    Post # 14
    2197 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I love mint! But I might be a little biased as I just recently refurbished a dresser and did it in a seafoam/mint color. 





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    Post # 15
    509 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    You guys are so talented, makes me want to paint my boring old “Malm” Ikea set!

    I like the cream & black best, then the cream, then the grey. Although I really like the other colours, they may not go with things you get later and people can get sick of furniture that’s not neutral. Your bedding is pretty too, good luck… 

    Post # 16
    2143 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I love the cream with the dark grey top.

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