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Thread: Wall Color for Sewing Room

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    Super Member brendadawg's Avatar
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    Remodeling laundry room to give me more sewing space. Any suggestions on wall color? Now it's a sort of "off-white". Is a subtle color better? If so, what color? I don't want anything bright and flashy. I just want whatever will make the room feel larger and not interfere with the color perception of the fabric. Thanks for any ideas.

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    pale pretty yellow is much more cheery than off white. I painted my downstairs a color called "filtered sunlight" from Benjamin Moore. It is beautiful and won't overpower a room

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    My walls are white and I find it clean and comfortable.

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    I would go with a light color that makes you smile. Yellow is my favorite :)

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    Martha Stewart puts out a great yellow called "goats beard"
    which I have in one rm but I found my sewing rm needed to be light and bright so it's white.

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    I agree that yellow is a good color. It's very cheerful and there are a lot of really pretty pale shades of it. Pale blue is also something to consider. When we moved into our house we repainted most of the public living spaces a very pale aqua (Valspar "Distant Valley" ) and it was as if we'd knocked walls down, the way it opened up the space which was previously a caramel color. I was shocked.

    But really, any pale shade that makes you happy is going to work. The more you like it, the better you'll enjoy your time there. :)

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    My sewing room is the northeast corner room. I painted it a yellow so it would feel warm & cozy in the winter. I've got white bead-board on the ceiling so it feels like an outdoor porch in the summer with the windows open. At least that's what I tell myself.

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    My color is Vellum by Sherwin Williams..very neutral and light

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    Whatever color makes you happy when you look at it. My sewing room has a wallpaper with a pale yellow background and flowers in peach, blue and white. I love it!

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    I love soft, light colors. Dark colors can change the appearance of fabric colors and be a bit depressing. That said, mine is hunter green on one wall and has burgundy carpet, but only because it was that way when we moved in.

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