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Thread: What color should I paint my quilting room?

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    I'm getting ready to paint and organize my sewing room. Not sure what color to go with. Right now it is just white. It has one large window in it....but not a very big room.....about 10X9 . What would you suggest? Don't think I want to go to bright. What colors are you sewing rooms?

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    mine is a beige http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-87898-1.htm it is darker than shows in the pic

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    If I had one, I'd paint it white semi-gloss. The more light you have, the better, and the semi-gloss won't absorb any of your light....it will reflect it.
    Just my opinion.
    Carol B

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    I wish I had one! If I did, I'd probably go with a cream, light buttery yellow or other very pastel color. Anything else would probably be too distracting for me.

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    My quilt room is very small (7x8), with 2 large windows and much of the wall space is occupied with drawers and racks. For me, White was the only possible choice.

    My kids had 'captains' beds, with drawer under. All the drawer units became fabric storage when they were gone from home. In a previous sewing room (20x24, boy do I wish I had that one now!), I used kitchen cabinets and counters other people had replaced. Unless you have a very small stash, the background color may not matter.

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    I've always been told to be careful what color you use if you're matching fabric colors. I know artists don't use color on walls. I would probably get a "clean" bright white and then let your fabric be your splash of color. JMHO I have a tiny room the same size as yours. Right now mine is "China Doll" which has just a hint of beige in it and at night even with 4 lamps in there, I can't see...of course, that may be my "old" eyes! LOL

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    I agree with cream or very pale soft yellow. A very light sage might soothe as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    I wish I had one! If I did, I'd probably go with a cream, light buttery yellow or other very pastel color. Anything else would probably be too distracting for me.
    Me too, my old room was a lite yellow, and my new one is a soft lavender. Loved them both.

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    Mine is a very pale green called Sea Drops and I love it.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-23884-1.htm

    I would stick with something neutral like cream, a pale creamy yellow or pale green.

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    A very light sage might soothe as well.[/quote]

    Although mine is blue, I'm thinking the light sage also.

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    Whatever is soothing to you. A light color will make the room seem a little bigger, and may give more accurate colors to your fabrics.

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    I had a small sewing room in another house I once lived in --- it was painted a very pale buttery yellow, with white trim, the closet doors and room door were also white as well as the window covering. I loved it and will do the same color when I move into my forever home.

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    I would keep with the palest of shades of what ever you decide on. The color can effect your fabric shades unless your match them up in some nature light.

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    In addition to quilting, my studio is used for my oil painting. Therefore, the walls are as white as I can get them, and I have 6 full-spectrum fluorescent light fixtures on the ceiling with one above each of three workstations - and NO WINDOWS. With this setup, the colors of fabric and paint stay the same 24 hrs a day through every season. These old eyes need all the help they can get! Even without sunny windows, the music is divine!

    From everybody's comment, it comes down to personal choice, and what environment you want.

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    I have sage green walls and find it very relaxing.

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    I hardly ever even look at the walls. When I pause, I look out the windows. One day a while back, someon knocked on my window. It was a humminbird demanding that I refill the feeder. With me and my stuff, there isn't room for anyone else in here. DH and my dog come to the door to check up on me.

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    White- use your quilts/fabric as highlighters. Have fun whatever you choose.
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    Any color that makes you happy

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    I have a pale buttery yellow and all my trim is white. I find it cheerful, relaxing and "clean". Not that it's really clean when I'm in the middle of a project, LOL.

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    White, then you have good light reflection and all your quilt colours stand out.

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    A color that you like but also a light color. You need the room to be as light as possible.

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    My sewing room is painted a pale yellow...

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    Mine I just painted last year with a color from Lowes called "Winter in Paris" I brought home paint samples hung them up in the room and then picked the one that didn't clash with fabric colors. It is a gray - very subtle green color. I am really happy with it.

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    Go with your gut and paint it whatever color you find most inspirational! Just go to Home Depot (or wherever), check out the samples and pick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctack2
    If I had one, I'd paint it white semi-gloss. The more light you have, the better, and the semi-gloss won't absorb any of your light....it will reflect it.
    Just my opinion.
    Carol B
    This is what I would do as well.

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