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What color is your sewing room?

Old 01-02-2021, 04:53 AM
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Planning on painting my sewing room this spring. We've been living in "the white house" for way to long and bored with it. Been looking at "perfect" sewing rooms on line and see lots of pastel colors, pink, yellow, lime green, even a brick wall! So if you are redesigning your sewing room, what color for the walls did you choose? Will you have an "accent color" wall? My fav color is red but I know that's bad for walls, best for accent...probably accessories. My room is small, about 10x10 so I know bright colors are out. Way too many color options.
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Old 01-02-2021, 05:16 AM
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Mine is sort of a spring green color...brighter when the sun is shining.
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Color tolerance is such a personal choice. You might not like my choices. I don't tolerate drab or gloomy colors. Our house colors are bright tropical colors. My sewing room is painted in SW 6786 at the moment. It will be re-done this year. No white walls ever! I suggest going to a paint store and purchasing one the fan decks with chips or get some of the sample brochures. I like SW paints typically. Start a notebook with some sheet protectors for ideas/samples. Add a layout of the room. Make notes of the activities or spaces you need to organize.

Storage needs?

What direction does the room face?

What type of lighting do you have available?

What flooring is in the room that needs to work with the paint color?

I like to start with a fabulous fabric and make a fun valance. Then work through the paint sample process. You want to purchase a pack of wall boards to put the samples on. You can move it around the room and take it with you when making other selections. Don't put the sample directly on the wall over the current color.

I love the planning part. It's a time to play and dream! Good luck!

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Old 01-02-2021, 05:26 AM
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My walls are an off white color, but I have one wall with red accents such as mini quilts, a small barn quilt, button jars on a shelf, etc. all in red. My curtains were made from an old red and cream checked table cloth. The red really brightens my room and is my focal point.
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Old 01-02-2021, 05:55 AM
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tee hee.....I don't even know what color my room is....too much fabric all over the place. I actually would think I would pick a boring neutral color especially if I am planning on having a design wall so the color of the room would not influence the color of the fabric I am working with. Oh, my grandparents did have a bright red ceiling in their kitchen....I loved it. They also had a red gingham checked table cloth and red accents. I drank much lemonade out of that red ceramic pitcher of my grandmothers.
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My sewing room is my old lavender bedroom. The focal point is a painting by my talented Aunt Marian of lavender and white lilacs. It is so cluttered I barely notice the lovely walls.
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Jmoore, love your color and sewing studio. ????...is your studio always so tidy? lol
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Old 01-02-2021, 06:32 AM
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Mine is a pale cream above the chair trail and SW Commodore blue below it. I have a bright red giant cabinet so itís a colorful space.
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By default my sewing area is brown...wood paneling, brown window frame and cill, brown cork board which is pretty cool for arranging blocks, wooden machine cabinet and forest green carpet. All came with the walk out lower level which was decorated in rustic lodge motif. There is a "bar" that opens into laundry room with sink, frig, microwave and old fashioned ring burners. I can face out the window and watch the birds, or turn towards the woodburning brick fireplace. DH doesn't seem to mind the setup which can be all folded up and "put away" for parties. I mostly do what I can with what I have. There is a high shelf around 3 walls and it is great for my see through plastic boxes of scraps, mason jars of clips, pins and used needles. I have an old small library card catalog for threads, zippers, trims and more. There is a tray of old wooden spools from my mother and mother-in-law. So brown it is. I cannot complain and will focus on the pleasure of sewing and the views the room commands.
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this is funny sort of. This past summer I painted everything in my sewing room white. All my cabinets are white too. Makes my room look brighter and shows off my fabric on shelves real nice. Hope you find a color you like.
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