Mixing various furniture colors question

Hello, I'm trying to achieve a shabby chic, French country, farmhouse feel in my dining room. My problem is that my china cabinet and pedestal table and chairs are black. The rest of my pieces are either white, pale green or turquoise. How do I make them work together? Do I need to repaint the black furniture or can they be tied in somehow?

q mixing various furniture colors
q mixing various furniture colors
q mixing various furniture colors
  7 answers
  • Shabby chic tends to be mostly pastels, but, more importantly, use what you love. I think the black would work for a farmhouse feel, you could add tablecloths, placemats, etc.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 21, 2018
    Try in your other colors with accessories for the table
  • Connie Connie on Jan 21, 2018
    Really need a picture to get a grasp of this
  • Kaye Kaye on Jan 21, 2018
    I would try finding a print that had most of the colors in your room in it. Go to the fabric store first. When you see the colors together it will help you tie things together.
  • Debi53 Debi53 on Jan 21, 2018
    I really think the black is too stark for the feel you want. Also, your white table with the blue drawers is getting lost against the white wainscoting. I would paint that the same or a slightly darker (or lighter) version of the blue drawers-or even green like your rocker. Leave the wood top on the table and paint the table and chairs white with chalk paint. Maybe lightly sanding the edges to give a worn look.
    • Heather Bastianelli Heather Bastianelli on Jan 22, 2018
      I'm really attached to the blue draw piece as it is. What if I found an antique door and painted the same blue as the drawers and placed it behind it? Would that work?
  • Cynthia Cynthia on Jan 21, 2018
    I'd actually repaint the pretty blue drawer cabinet, reversing the palette- cabinet blue, drawers white, then paint the table base and chairs that blue. Go back and distress edges of all pieces for the shabby look-
  • Debi53 Debi53 on Jan 27, 2018
    That would be gorgeous and add even more interest. I love that idea.