Choosing a side table in color was actually not my first choice. Oddly enough, it was never my first choice in any of my designs on Olioboard. Side tables are very rarely the star of the show. I prefer to let the colors shine through on walls (even if it’s gray or black), arts, pillows, couches, chairs, rugs, accessories, and lighting (such as lamps, etc.) Side tables are an important part of the living room, but they’re so versatile that I don’t think they would make or break a room per se.