Hey all you color, matchy people! I need help deciding what to do with our dining room "set". Really, it's IKEA chairs in pine and a table (probably oak) that's older than I am. (It was our kitchen table when I was a kid.) They don't match, and it's really starting to bug me. Here's what the set looks like right now:
So I'm not incredibly tied to "showing the beauty of the wood". Actually I really don't want to try to strip that table to get the honey gold color that I prefer in wood. However, that decision opens up a whole new can of color worms. And whatever the colors are they need to complement both our everyday set of dishes and our china. The chair cushions and placements can always be switched out.
My first instinct is white, but it seems so predictable. My second instict is like a robin's egg blue kind of in the view of this color palate by Soulemama. But I'm not sure exactly how that would look against the brown of the couch. And when I lay out the china, it might be too blue. However, with the blue, I could do a like silver leaf detail in the grooves of the table to highlight that particular design on the legs. After that, my choices kind of explode. I've never done like a bright sunny yellow before. I hear mint is making a comeback. In addition, there's no rule that the table and chairs have to be the same color so I could go totally crazy! And that's why I need your help. Leave a comment about what you think is best. And I'll let you know what I decide and show you the results once they happen. :-)