I think I'm as torn as you are. Honestly it depends on the room it's going to be in. You said it would be a dresser? So it will be in your bedroom? What color is your bedroom?
If it's a color that would work with raspberry, I'm for painting. However, the dresser should then be an accent to the room. If there is very little raspberry, go with it. If the walls are raspberry, don't paint the dresser.
Also, the flooring or doors. Do they match the wood that the to-be-dresser is made of? Your bedframe? If the furniture matches the dresser, don't paint it. It will tie the room together if you have some furniture the same color of wood. If you do have wooden flooring/furniture/doors but they don't quite match the shade of the to-be-dresser, I'd suggest you just buy some stain and stain the dresser to be the right color. If it's darker than the other pieces, stain them instead, or just sand the drawer fronts and stain them to match the rest of the room.