What color should I repaint this?

I just picked up this piece from Goodwill, not sure what color to paint it! I have tan walls and wood flooring. Accent colors are yellow, peach, brown, and gold. Thanks!
q painted furniture color selection ideas, paint colors, painted furniture, 12 Goodwill find
$12 Goodwill find
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  • Hannah V Hannah V on Sep 15, 2014
    Mint would be beautiful with gold hardware and accents! My inspiration came from this beauty: http://www.hometalk.com/diy/bedroom/dressers/mint-gold-french-provincial-dresser-3924836

    • Julie Julie on Sep 16, 2014
      @Hannah V That is BEAUTIFUL!! I love it! So retro! But yet classic.

  • Chris aka monkey Chris aka monkey on Sep 15, 2014
    @Rachael O'riordan @Hannah V is right that piece is gorgeous but i guess it would depend on where you are going to put it..pick up a color from the room you put it xx

  • Anna @Annabode Anna @Annabode on Sep 15, 2014
    Some kind of blue or green I think…it seems like all your colors are very warm, and an using a cool color would balance the room and make it an accent piece. I like Hannah's idea of mint!

  • Tam364399 Tam364399 on Sep 16, 2014
    I'd kick it up a notch and paint it a lovely shade of pink or turquoise, trim the edges/or paint the knob gold!

  • BBB BBB on Sep 16, 2014
    A burnt orange imo would make it pop.

  • Home on Hidden Oaks Home on Hidden Oaks on Sep 16, 2014
    Paint the majority of it white and the edges/trim a metallic gold! Add some new hardware and it will really pop!

  • Gigi Gigi on Sep 16, 2014
    Whatever color matches the faux leather, ostrich or crocodile I would put on the doors and front panel of the drawer; I would also either repaint or change out the door handles/knobs.

  • Ham355502 Ham355502 on Sep 16, 2014
    I have the EXACT PIECE from salvation army !!! Will send pic of what I did to accent my Fiesta themed dining room!!!

  • Julie Julie on Sep 16, 2014
    It's hard to say not knowing what your style is: Retro, country, modern, traditional, etc. My very first thought was white- always safe. But sounds like you like lots of color. Yellow is always fun, if you want it to be a focal point I would go Yellow! Brown is always safe. Don't think I would do peach though. Just my opinion;)

  • Design 29 Studio Design 29 Studio on Sep 16, 2014
    It looks like it's missing the two bottom pieces. You do know that it's an over the toilet cabinet, right? Storage is storage, put it where you need it. Whatever you do, do not sand this piece. It is most likely particle board with a hard cardboard backing. Just paint right over it. Since you have yellow in your house as an accent already, I would paint it a bright sunny yellow. That trend is very in still. Spray paint the knobs in a metallic bronze. Definitely weight the bottom down with books /cookbooks so it is not so top heavy, or secure the top to the wall. Good luck.

    • Rachael O'riordan Rachael O'riordan on Sep 16, 2014
      @Design 29 Studio It seems much too big to be an over the toilet piece, but maybe you're right! :) Thanks for the tips on the sanding!

  • Maureen Macdonald Maureen Macdonald on Sep 16, 2014
    It definitely does look like particle board as a new chalkboard paint fan I would suggest using it as it covers anything to make it look great. I also agree to make the color work with your room and décor. The right red would look great against the yellow wall or turquoise would pop and be really pretty against the yellow. Or a cream with a yellow tint would blend the piece in with the room. good luck.

  • Cheryl Baar Cheryl Baar on Sep 16, 2014
    I agree with chalk paint also I would go for the bright cheery color!!! Yellow and change out the knobs!!! Just a suggestion my dear!!

  • CK CK on Sep 16, 2014
    It would be nice to see the rest of the room to see what color this piece could/should be. Also what use will it have? But in the end, it's paint and it can always be redone until you find the perfect color.

  • Lee Lee on Sep 16, 2014
    You can't go wrong with antique white...and a little bit of brown glaze.

  • Cindy Haskell Cindy Haskell on Sep 16, 2014
    If it were my piece, I would paint it a dark green (like a hunter green) to offset the other colors you have in that room. Good luck with your piece!

  • COONIE COONIE on Sep 16, 2014
    chalkboard paint, some of you are speaking about it and particle board. Whats the advantage of using it? Over just a regular spray paint or canned paint. I'd like to know. Thank you.

  • Dae Dae on Sep 16, 2014
    Ooooo!!! I just got it. You should make it into an Asian cabinet with a stencil on the front..

  • Patti Paints Patti Paints on Sep 16, 2014
    I have done several pieces of furniture using Annie Sloan paint. Her product is awesome! No prep work (stripping or sanding) required, just make sure you clean the cabinet so its free of dirt and grime then pull out the paint brushes! Her paint is pricey, but it goes a long way. Search “annie sloan painted furniture” in Pinterest and you’ll gets loads of inspiration! That piece is not an over the toilet cabinet....too big for that.

  • Duv310660 Duv310660 on Sep 16, 2014
    I've been a very successful designer for 30 years and have an eidetic memory for colour, but I still never can answer this question - there's too little information about light, colour and furnishings in your room! So, I will tell you to do what I would do: sit down with a few colour chips from a paint store and hold them one by one up against your wall, furniture, etc. Live with them a while. Tape them in place and look at different times a day under different light. Move them around. When you start to like one more than the others, then you know that's the one. After all, you want the one to please you, right? Oh, and btw, sand that cabinet well, and us 2 coats top notch primer. It is not made of real wood, and it will not behave like wood while you are painting!

  • Tony Morewood Tony Morewood on Sep 16, 2014
    I'd leave it just the way it is. It's hard to improve on perfection

  • Colimbia1 Colimbia1 on Sep 16, 2014
    @COONIE Just in case you didn't know that Chalk Paint ad Chalk Board Paint aren't the same. One of the best known chalk paints is Annie Sloan. You could Google it or look on hometalk or Pinterest.

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    • Colimbia1 Colimbia1 on Sep 26, 2014
      @Pamela Think you are brave and very talented to take on kitchen cabinets. I am only getting started with chalk paint, so big projects like that are far in the future for me. Congrats!

  • Ham355502 Ham355502 on Sep 16, 2014
    Sorry it's taking me so long to get back. Not sure how to send photo here but if u can give me yr email address I can send a photo pronto! When I saw yr picture I just can't believe it!! My email is : hamashiak777@gmail.com My names Karen ' )

  • Ham355502 Ham355502 on Sep 16, 2014
    Here goes...

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    • Ham355502 Ham355502 on Sep 16, 2014
      Well thank you! Though the finishing touch really IS the knobs! ' )

  • Gladys Gladys on Sep 16, 2014
    I'm confused on this because others above have said *not* to sand this kind, but one said to sand. Is there a certain primer that can be used on this, before painting? I have some that I want to paint also, but with regular paint and not the chalk paint.

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    • Ham355502 Ham355502 on Sep 16, 2014
      Ha! New is fine if you want to pay the price! But when you add yr own ideas to inexpensive pieces it makes the piece feel very personal! ..not to mention how good you feel about saving $$$ !! Good luck with yr pieces!

  • Cindy Haskell Cindy Haskell on Sep 16, 2014
    Did you read Patti Phillips email above...Annie Sloan is an awesome paint to use....just make sure everything is clean, and pull out your paint brushes...no sanding necessary!! Good luck! And make sure you post the pictures after.

  • Linda O'Leary-Gleason Linda O'Leary-Gleason on Sep 16, 2014
    White wash. Thin the paint so the grain shows through.

  • Dorothy Carroll Dorothy Carroll on Sep 17, 2014
    Don't paint, STAIN.

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Sep 17, 2014
    I am one for traditionally saying stain instead of paint, but this is one occasion when I will say paint. Why? Because this is a frog than needs a kiss! Not much style in this piece, so give it some. Paint flat black. Then put a wallpaper with an open pattern of white with black branches (I love the ones with birds on the branches) (or you could cut out a red bird and glue it on) or flowers in the wallpaper; put it only on the back of the inside. (You can use the left over wallpaper in other projects later on!) Then put on white porcelain knobs.

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    • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Sep 17, 2014
      @Gladys Ha, ha! It comes from our Momma's side of the gene pool! Dads always refer to Momma!

  • Shannon Bickerton Shannon Bickerton on Sep 17, 2014
    I have done a couple of pieces of my own using my own chalk paint. I have included the "recipe" for you below: 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup Plaster of Paris Stir with straw or other longer utensil until no longer lumpy. Add 3/4 cup of a water based paint to your plaster of paris and water mix. Again stir well. You can use ANY COLOR I have used white, antique white, lacey white, pale honey (a very pretty light yellow) and I have used a nice beautiful steel grey/bluish color. The pieces have turned out beautifully!

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    • Shannon Bickerton Shannon Bickerton on Sep 18, 2014
      @Anita This recipe covered an entire coffee table top and bottom with two coats. And actually had leftover. I think Rachael will have plenty to cover her piece here. But if you feel like you may need more you can double up on the "ingredients". Sanding after drying (Which takes no time at all) has also been very easy when giving that Shabby/Chic look. I have been pretty successful using it.

  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Sep 19, 2014
    Would paint and add some contrasting stencil lines or such to dress it up a little.

  • Polly Zieper Polly Zieper on Sep 24, 2014
    What did you decide to do?Can you post pictures? I just saw your question today, a bit late!But you 've already gotten lots of advice.

  • Carol Tomlin Carol Tomlin on Oct 20, 2014
    I'd paint it blue, matching the table legs and chairs. Cute!