ISSUE 98  |  Under the Covers

5 Favorites: Stealth Color, Dresser Drawer Edition

November 12, 2013 2:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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Here’s an idea for the color shy (self included): Dressers painted in an array of cheery colors (or in gray, for the truly color avoidant) in stealth locations, such as drawer interiors and drawer sides. Afterall, who doesn’t like a surprise?

Above: An array of colors are revealed when the drawers of this dresser are opened. A design is by French custom furniture company Bulle, it’s shown in the home of Céline Vernier profiled on Bloesem.


Above: A drawer interior painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, an idea spotted on the Annie Sloan blog. For more on her paints, see our post: Instant Patina: Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

Above: A single shade of gray (Benjamin Moore’s Mysterious by Ben Interior Paint, $36.99 a gallon) adds a surprise touch to a midcentury pale wood dresser spotted on Our Humble Abode.

Above: An all-white kid’s room dresser with drawer sides in bright primary colors, photographed by Meg Spaeth for Apartment Therapy.

Above: A white vintage dresser is updated with chalkboard-painted drawer sides and interiors for leaving hidden notes via The Yellow Cape Cod.

Above: From Denver, Colorado-based designers Rob McGowan and Ben Olson of Fin Art Co., a dresser made from reclaimed wood gets a stealth pop of true blue. Photograph via Tree Hugger.

Looking to paint the front of a dresser? See our posts, DIY: Painted Dresser Drawers and DIY: Painted Drawer Pulls.