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« on: January 30, 2007 07:02:00 AM »

Hey folks what colors inspire you?
I'm trying to decide on a color for my craft room. It's currently a soft light blue which I did like but now I think it's rather blah. I got bored with the theme I was going for, I only picked the theme cause I had everything and it would be super cheap and easy. I had a lot of cute bright prints of dogs and we got a lot of novelty frames for my pet photos for Christmas a few years back.
I'd rather not have a theme for the room now since it also serves as a guest room. I'm thinking about a nice teal or turquoise. The room doesn't get a lot of light so nothing to dark. When I walk in I want to be "Wow! let's make stuff!"
Any ideas after I rambled on? lol

« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2007 07:06:41 AM »

I like warm colors.
I physically feel cold in interiors that are decorated in cool colors.
I get depressed in interiors that are nuetral.
reds,oranges, pinks, golds and yellows...more oranges...orange again..
warm rich earthy colors...like burnt orange
I also like insane multicolored themes with black accents.
...and orange.

oh..and terra cotta.

Ah..and with my terra cotta..I do like adding a teal or aqua/turquoise.

In fact, any complimentary color theme usually is very vibrant.

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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2007 08:06:55 AM »

Yellow is a good color, but not a bright yellow ... more of a darker, squash-like yellow. It is still light, but very warm and earthy. It is cozy and light at the same time.

I also like terra cotta, as diosaperdida said~

« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2007 08:38:13 AM »

if it also serves as a guestroom i'd stay away from any colors that are too loud or dark...

my bedroom is sort of a robin's egg blue mixed with lots of warm wood tones and off-white... with a few dark red accessories (an accent pillow, flowers on my nightstand, a vase, and a picture frame). i absolutely love it. i love all forms of turquoise/teal/aquamarine.

another suggestion would be chartreuse. it's cheerful and warm so it will make the space feel brighter and it works well with just about any color... you could use it with teal, pink, brown, black, white, coral, red, orange, yellow, fuschia, etc. etc...

for something that makes you want to craft... maybe you could find a fabric that you really like and use it as inspiration for a color scheme... and you could incorporate that fabric into the overall decor too.
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2007 12:22:51 PM »

I painted my office celadon green a few years ago. That was very inspiring. I loved that office (we've moved a few times since then).
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2007 07:17:25 AM »

Thanks for the reply guys, you've given me a lot of colors to think about. It'll be awhile before I can paint again  Sad I've promised myself and the Hubby that at least 3 WIP's will be finished before I start a new house project. Meanwhile I get to brainstorm and that's the best part, right?  Wink

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