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    Quote Originally Posted by mindless View Post
    You really want lively? Try this ( I couldn't decide which color I liked best, so I used em all...lol):
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    Ha! That is a riot of colour and the premise itself is great. I don't know that it would suit me; but I can appreciate the sentiment surrounding it. Great sense of humour. You must have fun in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helenq View Post
    I have light gray. For me, it goes well with the design wall--so whatever quilt is pinned to it, there is no distraction. I can change the color scheme since gray is a natural to me. Right now it is gray with a burgundy wine color, but by switching 2 thin window panels to turquoise and a few tweaks in the display, like a jar of buttons, seasonal flowers etc. to match. It gives it a whole new look especially for the seasons (I know a bit crazy but I love the feel while sewing).

    I am actually quite surprised sometimes how stunning grey can be. Especailly with cool accents like lavenders and lilac.

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    Lavender is another shade I considered- Plum would be rather dramatic. I would love to see a photo of the plum room.

    I just accessed your blog and saw a glimpse of those plum walls. How lovely. It is deeper than what I was thinking of, but I can see why it makes you happy!

    That is a beautiful wedding gown you made, as well. Just thought I would mention it.
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    I sew in my sunroom. It is facing the woods and has windows on two sides. It is ORANGE. I love it. But not for everyone. I love going in these and it is soft at night.I do have apple green walls in our greatroom and they also look wonderful. Very calming. Just depends on what feeling you are going for. Good luck choosing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiberdiva View Post
    I sew in my sunroom. It is facing the woods and has windows on two sides. It is ORANGE. I love it. But not for everyone. I love going in these and it is soft at night.I do have apple green walls in our greatroom and they also look wonderful. Very calming. Just depends on what feeling you are going for. Good luck choosing.
    Thank you. I think it does matter how one feel in it, and it is a very personal thing as people have pointed out: what works for one wouldnot work for another, but I can admire so many. It is now making a big problem for me to choose!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kris P View Post
    We painted our oldest daughter's room Baby Bee Yellow (behr) when she moved out of the nursery. If I had a sewing room, that is the color I'd paint it.

    I wonder if they are still making that colour. I looked it up, but there was no product. It sounds wonderful.

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    Hopflower - google "baby bee yellow" - you'll get an image of the color.

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    When I moved rooms around I wanted to paint the new sewing room pink and my husband had a fit, so it is still white. I have accents of turquoise and aqua and pink with the shelves and such. We did the spare bedroom in a light aqua and I love it. I have it quite feminine. I never had my own bedroom, so I did this exactly how I wanted it. Very shabby chic with white dressers and furnishings and a red side table. But I really do love that color. It does not seem cold at all. And it goes well with most things. I'm thinking it would also be nice for any sewing room.

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    Im getting ready to paint mine a celery green, as soon as I get home from Oregon!

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    I'm voting for the green.

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    I have accents of turquoise and aqua and pink with the shelves and such. We did the spare bedroom in a light aqua and I love it.
    That sound just wonderful. I can see it now, Just beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackie Spencer View Post
    Im getting ready to paint mine a celery green, as soon as I get home from Oregon!
    Do you have a certain paint brand and colour picked out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftynell View Post
    I'm voting for the green.
    I have to say that I am leaning that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peacefulquilting View Post
    Hopflower - google "baby bee yellow" - you'll get an image of the color.
    i did find it after all: a very pretty soft yellow. It is a thought, for sure.

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    M walls are white the books add colors, and the design wall is ever changing in color....The dog is white and brindle. He helps me to loose the foot pedal. Hugs.... PS I love light orange or sunny yellow also.

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    The apple green sounds great! Mine are a soft pink. I love them. Also have south and southwest windows.
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    Mine sewing room for the past 12 years is light to a soft medium blue, and I have a Formica White Murphy Bed in the wall with White cabinets, shelves and drawers on either side of hidden bed. My cutting table and 2 Sewing Cabinets are made by Horn in White formica. I love the blue with the white together and I always (ALWAYS!) feel relaxed and happy when I walk into the room. I would NEVER change my blue and white, not ever. It keeps me happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopflower View Post
    Yes, I considered blue; although it is my favourite colour, it can be cold. Yellow I have for my kitchen. But a good atmosphere is important for relaxing sewing. I wonder how people can sew in orange and hot pink rooms although some are quite lovely.
    I'm with her peacefulquilting! Make it bright & cheerful. If you pick a shade of blue with some gray in it, it won't be cold.
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    Mary Anne, I agree. My experience is that any color works as long as there is a subtle grey undertone. It doesn't wash out or darken the color it just makes it less of everything. Less cool and less jarring. For me more serene and calming.

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    Green happens to be my favorite color so maybe I'm biased but I say go for the apple green. Actually, studies have shown that green is a soothing color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariposa View Post
    The apple green sounds great! Mine are a soft pink. I love them. Also have south and southwest windows.
    I had a soft pink dining room at one time: small, so the pink was very pale; it was called Sweet Pea, after my favourite flower. So of course, I had to purchase that shade. It was perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omacookie View Post
    M walls are white the books add colors, and the design wall is ever changing in color....The dog is white and brindle. He helps me to loose the foot pedal. Hugs.... PS I love light orange or sunny yellow also.
    Heheh! I have a feeling that the white and brindle dog would fit in anywhere!

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    Green is good BUT you need windows to bring in the light......my one bathroom is in a light green kinda a sage green and its dark sometimes even with the window in there.........my sewing room is on the southeast side too and I have a large window my walls are white but I like it that way for many reasons.....you can have loads of color on your walls by putting small wall hangings(quilts) .......I also have a bullentin board that holds pics of grandkids so I can see them when sewing......when you think about it your window coverings and your accessories will give you lots of color......I guess Iam always looking to change all the time so rather then moving everything everytime you want a change moving things off the walls is much easier then painting for me anyways.....just my opinion....Trish

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    Right, I can see that line of thinking. I am in luck here, though, I have windows on both corners where the house sides meets So there is a lot of light. I also have a fan with those lily lights that hang down; so a lot of light in the center of the room. The accessories and such will add colour though, you are quite right about that.

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    I moved into a spare bedroom when one of my daughters went to college. It was painted lavender and it still is!
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