Help please! What color for my nightstand?

In the picture joined, you can see what's going to be my headboard.
I have an old nightstand from my grandma that I want to paint but I can't find the right color. The headboard having somber colors, I'd like something light.
Can you please help me?
Thanks by advance.
Best regards.
q help please what color for my nightstand , paint colors, painted furniture, painting, This is the screen that I m gonna use as a headboard
This is the screen that I'm gonna use as a headboard.
  21 answers
  • Freckles Freckles on Jul 18, 2016
    I would go crazy and bling it out in a gold finish with acrylic or crystal knobs - or a French vanilla - this has very regency high end look

    • Bee Reader Bee Reader on Jul 19, 2016
      Hi Freckles! Thank for your reply. A light gold might be the solution. I'm not a fan of yellowish colors but I can't find anything light that could match. The screen is Venitian FYI. ;)

  • Wjc1425650 Wjc1425650 on Jul 18, 2016
    Light gray but crystal knobs!

  • Marilyn Zaruba Marilyn Zaruba on Jul 18, 2016
    I would paint it black and trim in gold like the lower part of that screen. The screen is gorgeous, BTW. I just don't think a light color would work.

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    • Marilyn Zaruba Marilyn Zaruba on Jul 19, 2016
      So much for that bright idea. How about a reversal of the upper colors....mostly gold with the salmon trim? Whatever you decide on, that headboard will always steal the show...absolutely amazing.

  • Bee Reader Bee Reader on Jul 19, 2016
    I just realized that the colors of the screen were not clearly visible in the picture. The top part is red and gold. It looks like brown but it's not.

  • Jeanne Pinto Jeanne Pinto on Jul 19, 2016
    Definitely grey. It'll pick up the tones of the center panel accent. I'm feeling some chalk paint here.

  • Jennie Lee Jennie Lee on Jul 19, 2016
    How about an off-white, the color of the edges of the screen and the column in the middle of the screen, with accents of gold. Then paint gold designs to match the ones on the screen, in the middle of the top, and/or the middle of the drawer front(s).

  • It depends on your decor but just doing a white wash and then doing the highlights in a metallic would look very chic.

  • Nick Nick on Jul 19, 2016

  • Patti C Patti C on Jul 19, 2016
    Why not dry brush gold over a red or black? Or even over a wood finish?

  • Cathy Bailey Cathy Bailey on Jul 19, 2016
    depending on your nightstand, if it has drawers paint the top same color as the top of the screen and the bottom half the same color as the bottom of the screen then add gold lines to trim it. Or just black with gold accents

  • Katrina Warren Katrina Warren on Jul 19, 2016
    Maybe metallic gold all over, or with mirrored drawer fronts. Hard to say without seeing what the nightstands look like.

  • Marti Marti on Jul 19, 2016
    cream with dry brushing of gold

  • J. Jacobs J. Jacobs on Jul 19, 2016
    I see what looked like a light greenish color in the middle of the top screen. How about that with gold accents?

    • Bee Reader Bee Reader on Jul 23, 2016
      Hello J.! Thanks for your reply. Sorry to be difficult but I really don't like the color green.

  • Beth Beth on Jul 19, 2016
    What is the color of your wall? It might help you visualize the color that will match your project

  • Nick Nick on Jul 20, 2016

  • Judy Judy on Jul 21, 2016
    Beautiful screen and what a great idea for a headboard! Do you think the nightstand can be sanded and matched to the wood on the screen? I would keep it neutral as others have suggested and let the screen stand out.

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    • Bee Reader Bee Reader on Jul 23, 2016
      Hello Judy! Sorry I don't get what you mean by "the wood on the screen". The screen is entirely paint in red, black and gold. The nightstand is an old wooden one from the 1940's with a beige marble top. I want to give it a modern look.

  • Judy Judy on Jul 22, 2016
    Nick, Very hot! lol I think people are still recovering from the tragedies last month. But it seems the city will be better than ever as I see people coming together and working to improve the city in multiple ways. I would not recommend a visit until at least Mid September though, unless sauna's are really your thing.

    • Nick Nick on Jul 25, 2016
      I miss coming there very nice people and a very clean city. I hope everyone recovers from that terrible tragedy.

  • Nancy Nancy on Jul 24, 2016
    Dear Bee Reader, Many prayers for your country. What style are the nightstands? What items are you planning to place on your nightstands? What colored items, i.e., lamps, etc? That may help you decide what paint or stain color to use. Keep it neutral so it won't compete with your beautiful screen.

  • Judy Judy on Jul 25, 2016
    Oh ok! It looks as though the wood around the screen is nude. I would say paint the wood of the stand black. Then leave the beige marble alone. Put a red scarf that matches the red in the screen over the marble if you wish to cover it. But if you like it then a smaller scarf that lets the marble peek out would be nice. Then a small gold lamp on top, or some gold accessories.

  • Carla Stroh Carla Stroh on Jun 23, 2017
    Antiqued white with the top painted in red to look like old leather.

  • Castrang17 Castrang17 on Jun 23, 2017
    Agree with Carla. Remember grandma, add a touch of gold scroll (her initials worked in and featured) to the nightstand to match the headboard. Love the joined screen!