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Thread: What color do I paint my sewing room

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    I used 3 colors in my sewing room which has a half vaulted ceiling. I used Sage, on the upper third of the walls and ceiling, Sea Foam on the rest of the walls, and then I put a dark 6" green stripe around the entire room. I painted my cabinets Sage with dark green doors. My hubby put lots of lighting in and we used daylight bulbs for the lighting. Love my sewing room!

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    Most of Us as Creatures of the Lite! so a Nice Sunny Yellow on just one Wall keeps us Happy!
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    A soft white or ivory is always good ... but if you want a bit of color ... I redid mine in a creamy, buttery SOFT yellow ... and I love it ! Valspar Creme Brulee from Lowe's
    Last edited by TexasGurl; 09-07-2012 at 09:07 AM.

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    That was interesting about the reflectivity of different colors.

    I also thought that a high gloss paint would reflect more light than a matte/eggshell finish.

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    Mine is light yellow. It doesn't distract from colors on my design wall and it gives a nice lift instead of white - which I'd always had. Pick what you feel good about.

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    My favorite paint color is just barely not-white....it has a tiny, tiny bit of lavender in it and maybe an even smaller touch of pale grey. It looks white but when you really look and think about it, depending on light, you either see the lavender hint or the grey, or around dusk, it's a beautiful lavender-grey. I think it was Behr but don't remember the color name.
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    i would say a nice cream. it gives you the lightness without the starkness of white. these reason that i suggest cream is that the walls could compete with the other colors of your quilts and fabrics. there will be plenty of color without color on the walls.

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    My sewing room only has one window, so I painted it a very pale yellow - it brightens it up and it is color - I love color!
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    Here's my 2 cents...assuming you have lots of cabinets, etc. how much wall are you really going to see? After that, if you're doing a design wall, won't it be a white or off white batting/flannel something? I don't know that, regardless of color, it's going to interfere that much with what you have on your design wall. Me...my sewing room is blue. I like blue. I get plenty of natural light but still not enough to see what I'm doing. Still have lamps on when I'm sewing in the middle of the day. Light changes during the course of the day and it changes the color and hue of the room. Find a color you like. Don't worry about what it 'might' do to your fabric colors - it will change with the hour of the day. Be happy. And good luck.

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    I have a white room. Bright and happy.

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    For sure put your favorite color in there, It's the only room in my house that no one else has a vote in. I painted my walls a celery green, reflects the natural light and makes me smile, My daybed, (of course it is always covered in fabric) is a scrap quilt in all shades of pink/green/yellow/blue. My curtains are white, it looks darling.
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    mine is lime green............it's loud and i love it !!!!
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    I painted mine two shades of apricot! It's not bright, just warm and comfortable! Since my room is longer than it is wide, I painted the ends the slightly darker shade and the sides the lighter shade. The window sills, door and ceiling are all white. I have two small windows and the outside door also has a 9-pane window, so I get outside light. I have both florescent and incandesant light as well. I love my shed!

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    Well, I did it. I got a pale lavender from Home Depot. It's called Soft Iris by Behr. I'm really excited to get it on the walls but the prep is next along with pulling up the carpet.
    Thanks everyone for your input. It really helped me decided that I wanted a little color and besides, like was mentioned, most of the walls are covered with something else, design wall, shelves, etc.
    Donna in Bellevue

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    I used a color called sand - kind of creamy. I did not want the color of the walls to distract from the colors of the fabric.

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    Wow so many in the pale yellow camp.

    I have buttery yellow walls with matching curtains. I sew in the basement with a NW faicng window that gets limited direct light only a few months of the year.

    I am sure OP will love the lavender she has picked.

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    In the basement here as well. Bright light only in the afternoon as the sun comes through a 10 x 15" window. I covered the ugly grey concrete walls with cream color fabric...to look like drapes. LOVE it! No I feel like I'm in a 'studio' hahaha!

    I also have 'daylight' bulbs in 2 flourescent fixtures above...LOVE it! Huge difference between cool white and daylight bulbs. Can't wait to replace my other cool whites bulbs with daylight bulbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinghere View Post
    No I feel like I'm in a 'studio' hahaha!
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    That should be NOW I feel like I'm in a 'studio' hahah!
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    Paint it whatever color makes you happy! The first time I painted my sewing room, I went with sage because I was looking for something soothing. Last summer I repainted my room yellow because I wanted something bright and fun. So go with what your gut tells you.

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    Hubby is a keeper , great job and thank you for sharing
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    My studio is an empty nest bedroom when my dd moved out. She had painted the walls and they looked horrible. My dh said it would be easier to put wall paper over it after he tried to remove the mess she had done. I LOVE wall paper so I chose a beautiful green and raspberry and white Toile print. I love it!!
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    The design wall area in white and the rest in a very peaceful pale green barley green. .

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    I always go for a cheerful yellow, atleast on one wall to bring in the Sunshine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by teacherbailey View Post
    My favorite paint color is just barely not-white....it has a tiny, tiny bit of lavender in it and maybe an even smaller touch of pale grey. It looks white but when you really look and think about it, depending on light, you either see the lavender hint or the grey, or around dusk, it's a beautiful lavender-grey. I think it was Behr but don't remember the color name.
    I really wanted lavender, then changed to gray. Now I think I'll take your idea: something with a lavender gray, but light so as not to interfere with the design wall. Thanks for the idea.
    cindyg19

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    Whatever color that makes you happy. I would suggest the palest of that hue, as it won't clash with any quilts or other bright and colorful things you put up. Have fun!
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