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    As many of you are aware, I am currently painting out rooms in wait for my Tin Lizzie to arrive. My question is, what colour would you paint your room? I had read a longtime ago, that dark colours aren't appropriate for the sewing room as it distorts the fabric colour. I'm wondering should it be totally white(not my first choice), or a soft beige, or yellow or what? I know it needs to be easy on the eyes and pleasant at the same time. The room has two windows in it and hardwood floors. I would really appreciate your opinions!

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    I will be watching this topic closely because in mid-summer I am painting a room in the house to be my quilting/scrapbooking space. and right now it is Pepto-
    bismol pink. I am used to sewing in the basement which is a soft blue and like it, but don't really want to replicate that in my new room.

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    Whatever color makes your happy.

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    I painted all the rooms in my house with Glidden "cookie crumb". it is very pretty. A very light tan color...it doesn't have the pink tint that beige has. I really like it and it's easy on the eyes.

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    I painted my sewing room a pale yellow. It keeps the light in my room bright without being garish.

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    I would keep it neutral, for the sake of keeping fabric colors more true, but give it a POP with red or blue-green on a half-wall, a small accent wall, the trim, or somewhere. I agree that beige is too pink, so try something neutral with a brown base

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    If you research colors and the moods they reflect in us they say a soft yellow is the way to go for creativity. In our last home I did this and it was fabulous. Yellow is supposed to be the color for creativity....like red is supposed to make you hungry. It's an interesting subject.

    Why not go get some paint strip colors from a paint store and see what they do for you in your room. Now you can purchase those small jars of colors to test out and see how you feel/enjoy their look. Can't remember but I think the softer blues and greens create relaxation.

    Just remember it's your room and you should choose what is most pleasing to you and gives you that happy feeling every time to go in there to create your beauties...

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    I painted my sewing room a soft pale yellow called "Weston Flax" by Benjamin Moore. I just love it!

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    Mine is pale yellow and I have black and white furniture and all the colors of my beautiful material!
    Love it...when I can see it. It is now a mess!
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    My sewing room is a soft pink. Love it!

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    what about a very light yellow? like a cream yellow color?

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    I like a light beige.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janetlmt
    I painted my sewing room a pale yellow. It keeps the light in my room bright without being garish.
    I agree, my sister painted hers this color and loves it.

    Mine is a pale lavender and is a southwest room. It is bright and cheery.:)

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    My sewing room is in my basement. Since I have no windows in the room , by choice, I wanted something bright so I choose a bright yellow. I really like it. The color makes the room really cheerful, even on the darkest winter day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterella
    As many of you are aware, I am currently painting out rooms in wait for my Tin Lizzie to arrive. My question is, what colour would you paint your room? I had read a longtime ago, that dark colours aren't appropriate for the sewing room as it distorts the fabric colour. I'm wondering should it be totally white(not my first choice), or a soft beige, or yellow or what? I know it needs to be easy on the eyes and pleasant at the same time. The room has two windows in it and hardwood floors. I would really appreciate your opinions!
    Painting is like choosing underwear for someone else. We all have our own ideas. Myself, I like a nice neutral off-white in a satin semi-gloss. Light bounces off it and keeps the room bright. I also like a very soft yellow. You get into pinks, blues, etc. and I think it affects the colors you are working with. My basement sewing studio is Behr Cinnamon Cake on the walls and Belgian Cream on the ceiling. I think you don't need bright colors because there is so much else colorwise going on in the room all the time.

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    Mine is a cottage blue color, kind of beachy!!. Very relaxing, but still has some energy! My room is in the lower level of a split, so I don't have a lot of natural light. It seems to reflect what little I do have and make the room bright and cheery. Go with what you like so you want to spend time in there!

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    I have the most beautiful golden yellow- my whole house is painted in it. It's Laura Ashley gold #3- available at Lowe's.

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    Mine is yellow because I wanted a cheerful color in my sewing room. Yellow appears softer on a color chip than when itís on a wall. If you choose yellow go a few shades lighter than it looks on the chip or paint a board first and leave it in the room to see how you like it after living with it for a couple days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharoney
    I have the most beautiful golden yellow- my whole house is painted in it. It's Laura Ashley gold #3- available at Lowe's.
    That's the color of my family room and kitchen! I would do any color that makes you feel good. I just wouldn't go dark.

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    I painted my sewing room a pale yellow - I wanted something light & cheery.

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    Well don't listen to me......my whole room is painted red, lol
    I love it. :-D :-D

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    My room is a tan color like wet sand and is very calming but I agree with the others it is your room. Take these opinions and then do what you want to.

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    I painted my house Sherwin Williams "Vanilla Cream" It seems to compliment all colors.

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    My room is a light purple, like lavender, it keeps me happy!

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    Mine is painted a color called "Linen" it has just a hint of yellow. Maybe I was drawn to it because it had a fabric name.

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