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Thread: White, gray, pastel? Not bold for sure...paint color

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    Question White, gray, pastel? Not bold for sure...paint color

    Hopefully will be moving in the spring and I will have a sewing room all for me. DH jokingly says no bathroom, microwave or coffee pot allowed in there or he will never see me!

    Just wondering what color for the walls? See lots of yellow in room but not a fan of that. Is it really personal preference? I know that some colors will off set colors of your fab....there goes the red! (just kidding was never an optioin.)
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    Well ... mine is yellow Not a bright yellow, but a softer "butter" yellow. But yes, it is a lot of personal choice coupled with good sense with regard to visibility. And you can always paint one wall a bold color - a wall that doesn't border a work area (ie sewing table or cutting table not pushed up against that wall).
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    When I was getting ready to paint mine I put samples of 4 on the wall. I spent a little time at different times of the day/night looking at them and finally decided on the one that I liked most of the time. It's amazing how colors change with the different lighting. My room is in the basement so that was a big consideration too.

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    I have boring white walls but most of my wall space is taken up with shelving. I'm looking for cabnets to take the place of some of the shelving. Maybe if I cover it with doors it won't look so messie. LOL Thats my story and I'm sticking to it!

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    Choose a color that makes you happy. I have a soft butter yellow, too, because when I walk into the room I just feel happy.
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    I have a really pale green and I just love it. It looks so nice with my white furniture and shelves. It does not seem to affect fabric when I am choosing it. Good luck.
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    I just got done painting mine yellow, just posted a couple of days ago, and like others have commented, yellow is just such a happy color. I was sort of afraid to try yellow, but am happy now that it is up. Color on walls is dependent of what directions you have windows and how many, are trees outside the windows, are you in a basement, and lastly, what makes you happy? As far as changing the fabric color, I always take the fabric into 2 or 3 rooms just to make sure they go together under different lighting. Just remember, it is your room, and it should make you happy.
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    I sew in a spare bedroom. I painted it a very light lime green. It does reflect some light, and besides I like the color!

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    One of the best wall colors i've ever chosen was "Vanillin" by Sherwin Williams. It is a toned down light yellow, and it will look subdued and lighter or darker on each wall depending on the light coming in. The soft greys are popular now too. Start out with a light grey and have the man in the store add your favorite color to it.) e.g. You could add a soft green and adjust the "tone" to go with everything .

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    mine is blue tequila....great light color and the name makes me happy

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    Grey Wisp by Benjamin Moore is a copycat color of Restoration Hardware's silver sage. It is beautiful. My bedroom and bathroom are painted this color and it's the most soothing paint color I've ever seen. Depending on the time of day and the light it can look silver-ish, light blue, grey or creamy white. Best color ever!

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    I wasn't a big fan of yellow either, but ended up with a soft one called cornsilk, a Behr color from HDepot. It plays off the sun in that room, and is good for my production mode, but still soothing. Whatever floats your boat is what works best!

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    My room is Abingdon Putty one of Benjamin Moore's historic colours and I like it a lot - a bit of yellow in some light but subdued. It certainly is calming and not distracting.

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    I got stuck with the blue that my brother had just painted the room I use for my sewing room. He said teal before I got here and I had this dark blue/greeny color in my mind so was pleasantly surprised with the pale grey/blue it is. It seems to be one of those colors that just acts like a neutral . If I had my choice I would probably gone with pale green or pale yellow. but I got to paint my room green and the bathroom yellow. So I'm good. :-) I tend to like clear colors rather than the duller colors. maybe I got my fill with the "country blue" my ex wanted all through the house.

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    I was a painter for years and there is a reason that galleries are painted gray many times. The gray is a neutral and shosw off the colors in paintings true. I, personally, like a soft gray and then let the quilts and fabric do the talking. IMHO

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    I like the lighter shade of purple or a light purplish blue.

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    My mother just painted one of our old bedrooms to move her sewing room into and she used Behr paint called grey sunset and its such a pretty color. At times it look grey, cream, purple, pink, and rust its soo pretty and is always changing colors. She also used a glaze covering called candlelight shimmer and when the light hits this its like the colors are dancing on the walls. I tried taking pictures but it no way does the effect justice.

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    Any color that makes you happy, for sure! Mine is bright pink!

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    I have the cream colored walls. But the sun comes in in the afternoon and makes it really glow.

    Think about what color you find uplifting/energizing. Get paint swatches and put them up. You'll come to know which is the best for you.
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    Mine is a soft pinkish/brownish lite color by sherwin williams too. Very mellow color and doesn't seem to affect my quilt colors. They have paint that has hardly any smell to it and you can paint and stay there and doesn't affect you. Great stuff.
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    I like my walls neutral and then add color with decorations such as pictures and/or shelves.
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    My sewing room is a light lavender and I love it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    Well ... mine is yellow Not a bright yellow, but a softer "butter" yellow. But yes, it is a lot of personal choice coupled with good sense with regard to visibility. And you can always paint one wall a bold color - a wall that doesn't border a work area (ie sewing table or cutting table not pushed up against that wall).
    Mine is light butter yellow also. I have converted a high ceiling attic and it has dormer windows but I still didn't want the feeling of darkness since there were only 2 windows. (We used very good lighting also.) I did notice one day that by the time all the walls were covered with projects and pegboard for tools,etc., the wall color was almost insignificant.

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    My room is lime green. In our other home it was purple because that is supposed to be a creative color, not enough natural light in our new place. I think your color needs to be something you like because you will spend a lot of time in there.

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    Smile Color for Sewing Studio

    I was so happy to find this subject - I am planning to repaint my sewing studio as it has been 5 - 6 years and the paint is darking and looks dull... walls were painted "Sponge Bob Bikini Beach Sand"...I am thinking Cornsilk or Grey Sunset - my studio is on the south-west corner of our home. I am now off to take a photo of my January BOM Snow Blossom block... Happy quilting.

    Judy in Phx, AZ

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