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Posted 1/11/2013 by Trulady in General Scrappin'
 

Trulady
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Posted: 1/11/2013 3:20:35 PM
We decided to move bedrooms around this spring. My scrap space will be moving from the largest room to the smallest one. I like this idea very much, as the room I am currently in has dual purposes, which makes it a messy, cluttered area, and I can't think in that space. By moving to the smallest room ( approx 7 x 10) all that can be in that space will by my stuff. I will want to paint, and can't decide on the color combo - I am leaning towards soft grey walls with white accents or white walls with pink accents - or blue with white - or taupe with some other color. If you could choose any color combo for a smaller room what would you choose?

MeMovieGal
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Posted: 1/11/2013 3:35:11 PM
I did mine in yellow and white but I needed a big change from the previous dark green I had in the room before. I needed something cheery and sunny and bright. If you want to stay with a more peaceful pallet I would do the soft gray with white, or even a taupe with white. I have a grey kitchen and taupe living area, I like both those colors.

Her is a Link to my yellow room if you would like to see it.

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*Angela
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Posted: 1/11/2013 3:39:51 PM
Although my craft space is larger, I chose a color palette based on a (long-ago retired) Chatterbox striped patterned paper. The walls are painted pear green (Sherwin-Williams Hearts of Palm), door/window/triple crown moldings/trim are white, dark walnut stained hardwood floors, an area rug in pinks/pear green/whites/oranges, & accessories in pinks, white, & orange with black open bookcases (PB Studio Wall Shelves)/flat file (long-ago discontinued PB Bedford 5-drawer file cabinet)/side table (PBK ?), a wheat-stained (PB Bryce) project table, & a (PB Basic) chair with white slipcover (Ikea Ektorp). HTH.

birukitty
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Posted: 1/11/2013 3:55:27 PM
I chose a very basic color, a very light yellow beige tone with white trim (closet doors and base boards). Scrapbook supplies add so much color (paper, pens and so on) that I wanted to have a "quiet" base to balance all of that color.

I have a huge problem with visual clutter. I can't think, especially not creatively, if there is clutter in my room. That's why I decided on a neutral background color rather than my favorite color of blue for my walls.

Also I would think that a lighter color would make a smaller space look larger whereas a darker color would make it look smaller, right?

Debbie in MD.

keddypea
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Posted: 1/11/2013 3:56:48 PM
Daffodil yellow with denim and daisy accents.

OhSnapPea
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Posted: 1/11/2013 4:00:06 PM
I painted our master bath a nice soft grey. I love how it opened up the space. Also, it will match with any colors I bring in there.

I almost painted my craft room that same color but I decided on a soft aqua because it's my favorite color. And it makes me happy to look at!

aerynkelly13
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Posted: 1/11/2013 4:01:47 PM
If I had my own space it'd be lavender with a more vibrant purple for accents like the door and trim. Since all I have is a closet and left over paint it somehow ended up being the seafoam green that DH's office used to be.

Scrapbook Roadie
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Posted: 1/11/2013 4:12:19 PM
Mine is a sandy brown, very light and neutral. I added pink, brown, and white as my accent colors. I went with a very light color on the wall because sometimes a more intense color can affect the lighting, making it hard to color match when scrapping.

tinkgumby
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Posted: 1/11/2013 4:16:58 PM
Honestly? White or off-white, with accents in my favorite colors. I painted my boys' room deep blue, and it SUCKED the light out of there. Our living and dining room walls have been custard, brown bag, taupe, and purple - all of those affect the lighting. For scrapbooking I want lots of light, and as true a light as possible - so even though I love color, I'd choose white.
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Posted: 1/11/2013 4:19:54 PM
I painted my dd's room a light grey. I LOVE IT!! It looks great!! Although it's tad darker than I thought it was going to be. My suggestion is to pick a grey you like, then choose one or two shades lighter. That's just my honest opinion. You will love whatever you choose.

chrispeas
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Posted: 1/11/2013 5:09:49 PM
My room is Brown Tepee by Behr Brand from Home Depot. My furniture is white. I share it with the guest bedroom so the bedding, pillows, curtains and rug are different shades of blue.

ljbridges
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Posted: 1/11/2013 5:37:40 PM
My new scrap space is getting painted (today in fact) in white. The ceiling is black. I really like a neutral colored space so I can accent with colorful accessories.

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Posted: 1/11/2013 5:44:01 PM
My room is lightgrey walls with eggplant and lime green accents
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