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    paint in sewing room

    I am getting a new ceiling in my sewing/quilting room. While most of the stuff is out of the room, my husband and son-in-law are going to paint the walls and put new floor down. What is a good color for walls? I am thinking just off white.

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    Yellow is a good color for your sewing room, it's a good color for energy and creativity.
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    What colour makes you happy!
    Go with your favourite colour ... so you'll want to be there.
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    Mine is white with lots of red pieces. I like it because my fabrics stand out and my eyes aren't drawn to the walls. I added a huge red and white french message board in front of my favorite machine where I post my latest ideas and artwork from the kiddos. Other than that, I'm surrounded by fabric. Life is good!

    If not a white or off white, maybe your favorite color...or you could always bring in favorite colors with accessories. =)
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    Mine is a soft yellow. It gets quite a lot of sun and also has a large window! Just go with a colour YOU are happy working in!!
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    Mine is a sand color with lighter sand color trim. The ceiling is a shade lighter then the trim work. I took three fabric swatches to the paint store and they mixed the paint to match.

    Funny thing: DH bought paint for our bedroom, suppose to be light tan, it was an ivory color. So I thought mixing some brown with the ivory would darken it. The paint turned to a light lilac blue gray. DH used it anyway as a base coat so not to waste it and it is the best color I could have chosen. Everyone who sees the bedroom color asks me what color are my walls and where did I buy it.
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    Mine is soft yellow with white trim and white valences over the windows. Always cheers me up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    Mine is a sand color with lighter sand color trim. The ceiling is a shade lighter then the trim work. I took three fabric swatches to the paint store and they mixed the paint to match.

    Funny thing: DH bought paint for our bedroom, suppose to be light tan, it was an ivory color. So I thought mixing some brown with the ivory would darken it. The paint turned to a light lilac blue gray. DH used it anyway as a base coat so not to waste it and it is the best color I could have chosen. Everyone who sees the bedroom color asks me what color are my walls and where did I buy it.
    My husband is a house painter. He painted a home of ours from the left over paint. He mixed all the colors together and got a "grey".
    It was an old house which added to the charm. It was such a pretty color that people would stop and ask what color it was and where he bought it. He had to have the paint company he dealt most with actually make up the color for them when they requested it.

    As for the color of the sewing room: Would not the white be the best color? The wall color might bounce to your fabrics and show them differently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pioneerlady View Post
    Yellow is a good color for your sewing room, it's a good color for energy and creativity.
    I agree. It also reflects the light well and brightens the whole room.

    yes my sewing room is yellow
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    I would go with a soft white. There can be a huge difference in effect depending on what white you choose. I would stay away from gray whites (cold) and go with a warmer white (I like the ones with a slight pink cast -- gives a warm effect without anyone realizing there is pink in it.

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    I like color so I painted my sewing room yellow and green. The green is new orleans green and the yellow is a Winnie the Pooh color. They work well with each other and it is bright, but not so bright it hurts your eyes. The only bad thing is that I don't have very much of my walls showing...lol. THey are all covered with shelves...hahaha.
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    My quilting studio is a butter creamy yellow......every color looks nice with it

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    My sewing area is in my living room and a soft grey-blue, seems to be bright and makes me feel calm. However, pick you favorite color and go for it..... Congratulations on getting a fresh room

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    Mine is Ecru trimmed in a soft white, with sage green lace curtains. It sooths me, and my quilts on the wall really show up.

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    My old craft room was yellow and white accents. Very cheerful and friendly.

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    Mine are both a soft white and I love it. The sewing room I had earlier was in yellows and I loved it too; basically, waht they said...please yourself and make it easy on YOU!
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    The only person you have to please is YOU! Do what you want. It sounds neutral to me. Should work well. I, myself, am debating what color to paint when I switch rooms. The one thing I can guarantee you is it will NOT be yellow anywhere. I don't find yellow cheery and it blinds me to pretty much anything else becaue I find it so overwhelming.

    My point is, all any of us can do is give OUR opinion but you know you best. If yellow makes you happy, use it (just don't invite me over! LOL). If an off white is what works in your mind's eye - go for it.

    Congratulations on a fresh space!

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    Mine is a soft light green, clear across the ceiling also. Trim is an off white. This room is also used as a painting class. Works for me.
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    Mine is Misty Lilac. My favorite color is all shades of purple. Supposed to be for creative people. Bottom line: make it YOUR favorite color. I have a large white design board so my quilt blocks show up just fine without any influence from the wall color. But, whenever I go into my sewing room, I feel happy because I love my wall color, and it makes me want to work in there.
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    I think a sewing room is an opportunity to something fun and out of the ordinary when compared to the rest of the house. Step out of the box and have fun!!!

    When i pick colors, I usually start w/ my window treatments first....It's easy to have paint tweaked to match fabrics, but it's hard to fabric to match paint.

    Have fun and don't forget to show us pictures!!
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    a soft "clear" yellow! with white trim!

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    I went with a glossy white. It reflects the most light, and I need light to see what I am doing. You can always play with accents in your room then, and change them out when the spirit moves you! :-) I hang a lot of quilts on the walls of my room, white seems to work with all of them then! Enjoy, nothing beats a fresh newly painted room to give you inspiration to get creative!

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    Mine is a shade of white with just a tiny touch of lavender. It looks like very pale purple in bright daylight and later in the day turns to a soft pale grey with a hint of the purple....it's never the same color from hour to hour and I love that!
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    all my walls and ceiling are a ivory color. then the one wall is dark pulm. but it works out
    because the south side is all windows with a siding glass doors to the west.

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    As others have said, it's your room do what makes you happy. I once painted a bedroom ceiling with just a hint of blue for the sky. Loved that room...it was in Seattle, so I could imagine blue sky even on a gray day.

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