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Sewing room wall color? 11 Mar 2019 03:31 #145380

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I also wanted to decorate the bedroom in this style, but changed my mind when I realized that the overall style is slightly different. I chose prints on canvas abstract world map It looks modern, besides, you can also order everything for every taste. So it really suited me ;)
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Sewing room wall color? 19 Jul 2015 16:55 #131643

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I realize everyone that was going to paint may have already done so. But I thought I'd pop in on this topic. When we moved here two years ago, every room had been repainted with a very fine mist of blued white! It was most depressing and within 2 months I was looking for some help to get it cheerier! I had painted my frog with 'wood lily' and this time I had it mixed at a different big box than twice before, I got a touch too much yellow. They could have used an incorrect base but once I started painting, there was no turning back. This went into the room over the garage called a FROG in these here parts of the country. One northeast facing window and several cubby holes in this room needed some sunshine I guess. The problem came in when I got to the top of the 16 foot wall where it met the angled back at me ceiling. I could not get sufficient coverage. It kept looking like blue was showing through. Three coats of paint, and I do buy quality because I don't want to do this much work!! Anyway, the rest of the walls throughout the house have gotten, or will eventually get, painted. By much younger and more agile people! The color I used on the rest of the house has been China Doll. It is a taupe, but doesn't seem to change color on each wall due to lighting. It doesn't go mauve, or pink, it just stays neutral. It has been awesome.
In my sewing room, I still need to paint. But I purchased 2 sheets of insulation 4x8 feet. They cut them into 4'x4' sections so I can get them into my vehicle. I used command strip refills to attach them to the walls. Then one has a piece of warm and natural batting on it, one has black felt, and two pieces are side by side and I used a grey on them. This way I can try out different possible borders and not be thrown off by the color behind what I'm working with. If I think I've decided on something, I can move it to another color and check it out.
I don't have a lot of space so I take pictures with a digital in black and white or grey tones. That's probably the most helpful thing I've started doing.
I love color and most importantly your sewing space needs to be a place where you enjoy being.
Luann
Man, I'm in a chatty mode again!
And a picture of how I solved the top of the wall problem

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Sewing room wall color? 18 Jul 2015 09:09 #131622

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My studio has creamy white walls. I would worry that walls with color might influence the way the colors look when I'm working with them, though perhaps a soft enough color would be ok.

"Neglect not the gift that is within you..." -1 Timothy 4:14
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Sewing room wall color? 16 Jul 2015 06:39 #131557

Thanks for sharing, Emma. Yellow is a happy color. Should make for happy quilting! I am glad you have a space for creativity!
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Sewing room wall color? 09 Jul 2015 19:19 #131426

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My sewing/guest room walls are yellow with white ceiling. The yellow walls/white ceiling plus good lighting works for me.
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Sewing room wall color? 09 Jul 2015 06:13 #131402

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Hi,

I painted my sewing room with peach color. It looks pretty and makes the room very light.
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Sewing room wall color? 15 Mar 2015 05:01 #128361

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Thank you everyone for sharing, I am hoping to redo my sewing room this spring so this really helps. Had been thinking about pale yellow, have done that in the past. Will look at some whites. I do have good natural light during the day but always trying different light bulbs since I am usually in there in the evening! Pat
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Sewing room wall color? 12 Mar 2015 20:32 #128316

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Ditto to what Judith said! My walls are a white with a tad of grey in it, almost the color of dry calking. My design wall is a more creamy white, and is just like Geneva's, except covered in fleece. I have no colors fighting with others, and the quilts on the wall show up well. I took over the master bedroom (DH's suggestion) for my sewing room, and I love it! He also put some LED soft white lights in the ceiling. They are plenty bright, and I can have them on all day without it costing a fortune. We tried the true color, sunlight bulbs, and they were just too bright for me. I felt like I was in a spotlight.

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Sewing room wall color? 12 Mar 2015 19:17 #128312

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Judith,
Here in Canada one can buy the equivalent of in floor heating system to place under a carpet for just that reason - cold floors. I think it looks like a grid mesh with a wire or device that plugs into electricity.

Good luck sorting out a colour and post us a picture when done.

Jeanine
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Sewing room wall color? 12 Mar 2015 11:06 #128297

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If your basement floor is very cold here is what I did. Got some of those interlocking rubberized mats [some are for kids rooms] and put them under my feet. It makes a big difference. You can put them color up and brighten the space or black side down.Your choice


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Sewing room wall color? 12 Mar 2015 07:06 #128294

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Hi Kelly,
My sewing room is in the basement where the floor has been too cold this winter for me to stay down there very long. My feet have been getting cold more this year. I have been waiting till Spring to do any painting down there. It was very thoughtful of you to post some additional info about the snowberry. Much appreciated! I will test. I might actually like it with a little more pink to warm it up down there. So don't feel bad! Take care.

Judith
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Sewing room wall color? 12 Mar 2015 00:36 #128288

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I just went and got more snow berry and oh my goodness.. I don't know what is different, it's much pinker than it was before. I am feeling kinda bad about what I recommended. If your paint store, mixed up what my did (five years after the original batch), it probably is too pink. I'm feeling bad now for making the recommendation. If you haven't don't it yet, please test first, don't buy a big batch and paint.
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Sewing room wall color? 15 Jan 2015 11:44 #126171

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Geneva love the quilt !
I took over the family room. Plenty of light and room :)
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Sewing room wall color? 12 Jan 2015 19:19 #126032

Snowberry sounds perfect ... I know what you mean about the room feeling uplifting and energetic. Thanks for the input.
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