Should I match all the furniture I want to paint for one room?

I want to paint one dresser, two chests, two bookcases, one chair and a mirror on a stand, all for my bedroom. Should I paint all pieces the same color? I plan on using home made chalk paint.
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  • @ @Debbie Shreffler Stanton..I believe having furniture in similar hue and tone lends something interesting to the room, I have many chalk painted pieces, but none are exactly the same " match". ..but all similar in ' feel ' due to the level of tones and hue used. Personally, I do not care for ' matchy - matchy' furniture .lol. My own bedroom is a mix of Paris Grey on the nightstands, and creams and whites on other pieces.
  • I don't think I would paint them all the same color. As @Shelby @ The Weathered Barn Studio said above maybe do several different tones of a neutral color. another idea is to leave some of the pieces with the wood finish or do a two tone look.
  • Fab and Pretty Fab and Pretty on Feb 08, 2015
    Nice ideas above or you can mix wood tone pieces with painted. Or neutral with a colour ex black, a white family, ore grey with any colour of choice. Sounds like you're in for some fun with the pieces you have!
  • Susan Sheffield Susan Sheffield on Feb 09, 2015
    A friend and I have a booth in an upscale antique mall in our town. My friend paints furniture with chalkpaint regularly. We work together to coordinate our colors but never match our colors exactly. This keeps everything interesting for the buyer and looks blended. I will suggest doing the same. You will get bored with the same color, Try choosing a neutral color that you can interchange with many pieces in you home. Down the road you may consider using a painted dresser in you living room as an entertainment center so plan ahead by choosing a color that matches everything in your home Also, you can two-tone your furniture as mentioned above for added interest. I wish you well with your project.
  • Anne Lorraine South Anne Lorraine South on Feb 09, 2015
    Try painting them all the same light base colour, live with them for a while, then decide ..
  • Country Design Home Country Design Home on Feb 09, 2015
    Hi Debby! All of those pieces painted the same color might be a bit too much. How about if you painted the dresser and two chests the same primary color as an anchor. Then paint the two bookcases with a lighter (or darker) color on the outside but the back wall in the same color as the dresser. Use that same alternate color for the chair and the mirror frame. The simplest way to find colors in the same family but in different hues is to go to a paint store and grab a paint sample strip. There are typically 4-5 colors in the same palette, ranging from dark to light. You could then choose two within that strip to work with. Good luck! Post an after pic please-curious how it all turns out : )
  • Debby Shreffler Stanton Debby Shreffler Stanton on Feb 11, 2015
    Thank you for all your suggestions. After I had posted, my husband said he didn't care what color I painted all of the furniture, just to make sure that all the baby powder I use would blend in! So shades of white will work, I guess. I like the shabby chic look and that will fit right in.
  • Diana Deiley Diana Deiley on Feb 03, 2016
    Just my opinion, NO. I like mixing things up keeping the room interesting. Everything will have it's own purpose and story. Enjoy your own creativity. Great question by the way.