Username Post: Scrap room paint color?        (Topic#1491747)
Tacomamommy
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It's getting closer. The drywall is up and painting is just around the corner. I can basically have any color I want. So...what would be best? Any suggestions or pics to look at? I'm totally stumped.


 
jenluvs2scrap
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nothing dark. light but not too bright that will hurt your eyes. blue is always nice. keeps you clam and relaxed. lavendar is nice also.


 
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Light colors....and maybe with white trim? Lucky you! Post the pix of your completed room!


 
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greens are good as well. Anything too intense will also change the colors of what you are working on. My bright yellow kitchen casts a yellow glow on everyhting -- great in the kitchen not good for crafting.


 
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  • Tivi on 01-08-09 05:34 PM
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Summer Orchid by Behr (home depot). It's a pale lavender with a slight blue undertone.


 
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I like a soft green. It's relaxing.


 
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Mine is tan, with lots of white trim and a wallpaper border of sunflowers and birdhouses. I love the color because it's so neutral that it doesn't affect the project I'm working on. There's pictures in my gallery - found under the album labeled "Scraproom"


 
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If I were doing a room I'd go light purple/lavendar. But you also have to think about the walls..are you using them for a lot of storage..or will you be decorating with pictures and things...you have to think about that too! There are lots of pics in the gallery under scraproom GL!! I can't wait to see how it all turns out!


 
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Oh, such good ideas. I've really got a lot to think about. Everything else in the room will be white (storage, desk, shelving, trim, etc). I'm trying to decide if I should just go neutral since I do want to display completed layouts. But, I'm really drawn to doing something dramatic also. It will probably be at least another month before everything in there is complete but I will definately be taking pictures when I'm done. Thanks everyone.


 
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If you like blue, I painted my scrapbooking room "soft Chinchilla"
by Benjamin Moore. I have not gotten my pictures online yet, but check it out, it's a beautiful, calm shade of blue. Goes great with white trim and nickel or brushed nickel accessories. I hope this helps.


 
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I agree nothing dark! and a white trim really makes the room pop!


 
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What color makes you happiest? : go with a light tint of it. I'm pink and my room is a light pink.


 
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I went with blue. I really like that it's bright and cheerful. I have more photos in my gallery if you'd like a closer look.



 
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Ditto on the light green. I hear that is supposed to be soothing. I have also heard, years ago, that lavender makes people loopy. Well I had a lavender room once and I'm not loopy...nope not a bit


 
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  • olleharr Said:
I went with blue. I really like that it's bright and cheerful. I have more photos in my gallery if you'd like a closer look.






That is such a personal choice, but since you asked, I love, love Lisa's pretty blue. I would like to paint mine this color eventually with white trim.


 
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  • Tivi on 01-09-09 06:23 AM
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  • dollscrap Said:
Ditto on the light green. I hear that is supposed to be soothing. I have also heard, years ago, that lavender makes people loopy. Well I had a lavender room once and I'm not loopy...nope not a bit



Not loopy, CREATIVE!


 
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I painted mine green and since I only scrapbook and night when the children are asleep I just make sure I have good lighting. So far no funny color combinations.





 
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what about one brightly colored wall and the rest being neutral? that way you get color and live but you can put your work area on another wall so it doesnt effect what you are working on


 
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I painted mine a light orange ....I wanted something different and yet soothing. It makes me smile when I walk in the room and thats the main thing.
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New Room - 2
By Nrthwdscrapper[/image]


Edited by nrthwdscrapper on 01-09-09 09:38 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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I'm so excited for you!!! I am in the same process only I am converting my son's bedroom into a scrapping room. I know that wall paper borders are out of style right now, but I found one that is a scrapbook border and I couldn't resist! I sent away for a sample of it in green and mauve and I am going to match my paint to that. I will post pictures when I'm done. Here is the website where I found the border, they also have wall paper, just put scrapbook in the search engine. http://www.stevesblindsandwallpaper.com/Wallpaper/Produ...


 
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OH! I just read the rest of the responses. It has never occured to me that the color of the walls can affect how you do your scrapbook pages! A very interesting thought! I know my Creative Memories Consultant has white walls in her big work room, never thought about it before.

Speaking of purple - do you see that I am wearing purple in my picture? I am an assistant trainer for a dog behavior group and that is the shirt we wear when we train dogs because dogs can see that color purple. It doesn't make them loopy though!


 
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mine is pink and drown. It is more "done" than this pic but I haven't gotten new ones up yet.........
http://scrapbook.com/articles/tech/248.html


 
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sorry.........meant to do this..........
http://scrapbook.com/articles/tech/248.html


 
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okay....sry that didn't work either


 
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my walls a light violet with a pale blue ceiling,

and I love my room!


I also read somewhere that purples are a creative color...


 
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I'd really love to do red (not bright red but a little darker). But I was afraid it would be too dark. My room is in the basement and has only one window (one of those basement windows that sit in a half well). I really like the suggestion of doing one wall a wow color and the rest neutral. I'm sort of leaning toward that. I probably should have mentioned that the room will also be shared by the communal exercise equipment so I can't make it anything too girly or my husband will protest. The only color my dh has vetoed is lavendar. Our bedroom used to be a blueish lavendar and he says he's so over that, lol. You guys are getting me so excited. I just wish it would hurry up and get here. I'm going to take some in progress pics today for comparison (and scrapbooking) purposes.


 
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  • CASBa on 01-09-09 11:38 AM
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My scraproom is orange. It is a very energizing color. I really like it. Sadly I don't have any photos.


 
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The room I scrap in most often (I don't have a scrap room, but I work in one of my extra bedrooms) is a light, soothing green with white trim. The color is called "cabbage" and it's a Waverly color that you can get at Lowes. I always feel so relaxed and calm in that room. Sometimes I fall asleep while I'm working, so you may not want the color to relax you that much. I'm sure what ever color you choose will be beautiful and inspiring.


 
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My room is in the basement and it's fairly dark.
...but I love it! I have some really good task lighting which is important wherever your room is.

I think it's important that YOU like it! Go dramatic if you like, everyone told me not to and so glad I didn't listen.

Find some colors that you like and paint a few different test spots on the wall.
It's works great whenever I'm trying something new. Even if you just do 1 wall or some accents in the dramatic color might make you happy.
Can't wait to see.

...you can check my gallery out for my colors.


 
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My Scraproom is in my basement (can you say dark!)with one window, so I chose a very faint blue with an "outside" feel and ultra bright white trim. It goes with my "patriotic" red, white, & blue theme accents. I feel refreshed every time I enter; love it!


 
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