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What Is the Best Color for a Sewing Room?

What color is ideal for a sewing room? It all depends on what you want from your sewing studio, no matter how tiny or huge it is.

Color psychology may help you enhance productivity, creativity, or relaxation in your sewing area. Furthermore, paint color might assist you in creating the illusion of an “ideal” sewing space.

If you’re looking for a way to make your sewing space more organized, keep reading.

Let’s roll up our sleeves, grab our paint rollers, and give your sewing world a fresh coat of paint.

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Colors That Impact Your Mood

What kind of atmosphere do you want to create in your sewing room? Focused? Inspired? Are you at ease? Pick a mood and start painting.

Allow these hues to bring forth your inner worker bee.


Orange is a hue associated with energy and zeal for life. Indeed, it’s not the simplest hue to decorate with, but you can’t dispute its “zing.”


The natural world’s color palette aids concentration. I don’t know about you, but I could use all the assistance I can get when concentrating on certain sewing chores (cough, topstitching, cough).

Warm Brown

Warm brown, according to a Farrow & Ball paint brand advocate, “can help you feel tranquil and concentrated all day long.” I can understand how the earth’s hue may make you feel more grounded.

Colors for Creativity

These sewing room paint color ideas may inspire you to go outside the box and make unexpected connections.


Purple “soothes while also allowing for mystery and fresh ideas.” If it doesn’t represent the ideal creative atmosphere, I don’t know what does.


Yellow is the color of hope, and it gives your spirits and ego a boost. This color may inspire you to try new things.

High-Saturation Colors

High-saturation colors, instead of low-saturation colors, which are less “pure” or “real” and trend toward gray, are exciting. Furthermore, glossy paint finishes infuse a place with additional vitality.

Colors for Tranquility

Colors that assist you to relax will give you that “zen” sensation.


Blue is a soothing, relaxing, and even mystical color. Blue is linked with femininity, healing, and relaxation in far Eastern civilizations.


White is the color of pleasure and purity. These emotions make me of a blank canvas for a sewing project!


Periwinkle is a color that is halfway between blue and purple but with a lot of white. Periwinkle is an excellent choice for calm productivity and fun.

How to Use Paint to Create the Perfect Sewing Room

Sometimes, the sewing area you’re given isn’t ideal. How many of us have floor-to-ceiling windows in our warehouse loft studios? Many sewers don’t even have a sewing room.

Here’s how to create the perfect stitching area in a sewing studio using paint color (and more!).

Ways to Make a Sewing Room Look Bigger

Are you stuck in a cramped quarter? For embiggening, try these little sewing room paint color choices!

Paint It All

Choose a color and use it on EVERYTHING — walls, ceilings, trim, and doors. Your eyes will move fluidly over the room’s planes.

Go Bold

Choose a bold color, such as purple, that you would never use in the “main” room of your home. Suddenly, the tiniest room in your house has the most attitude.

Adopt a Regional Accent

That is, adopt an accent wall! An accent wall creates a focal point, which can divert the eye from a room’s lack of square footage. Paint the two long walls a darker hue than the two short walls to make a rectangle space feel larger. (Put your best foot forward!)

Paint Techniques for a Sewing Room Without Windows

My sewing room was in the basement when I first began out. I know how it feels about sewing in the dark!

These sewing room color ideas will make you see your studio in a whole new light (pun intended!).

Make It Dark

A soft black or charcoal paint job in a room with no natural light creates an intimate atmosphere. For an extra layer of luxury drama, paint the trim and ceiling black as well.

Go Glossy

A glossy paint finish will make more (fake) light throughout your windowless/low-light space, making it appear brighter. However, keep in mind that a high-gloss paint will draw attention to any dings or dents in your drywall, plaster, or other wall material.

Let the Sun Shine

In a room with no windows, choose a soft, buttery yellow. Yellow is less vivid than a stronger color and reflects artificial light in a diffused, bright style. My basement sewing area, as previously noted, was painted yellow, which made the space feel light and airy.

How to Make an Instagram-friendly Sewing Room

When it comes to faking it, LOL, but, seriously, for many sewists, posting their handcrafted clothing on social media is part of the joy of the process! Here’s how to make Instagram-worthy photos in your sewing room.

Go Into the Light

As someone who has shot many self-portraits, I can confidently state that natural, diffused light gives the greatest results.

If your sewing room has a window (you fortunate kitty!) and you want to take photographs in front of it (obviously! ), consider the color of the wall BEHIND you while you snap away.

The wall will most likely be in shadow; what does this signify for the paint color? Consider painting the wall a (light) neutral color to keep the attention on you and your outfits.

Background Players

Shooting Instagram photographs in a sewing room might be challenging since sewing rooms are notoriously cluttered.

You must consider what else is seen in the shot, particularly in terms of clutter and furniture, in addition to posing against walls with good paint colors.

Move things out of the way for a shot and then put them back in after you’re done; I do it all the time. On the other hand, cool backdrop items might include:

  • Flowers or plants
  • Fairy lights/twinkle lights
  • A sewing machine.
  • Books that have been artfully placed

Make sure that the backdrop props don’t clash with the wall color or your outfit. Take a few steps forward to make the backdrop as a whole smaller and (possibly) less in focus if the light is too good to pass up and the background is too much of a PITA to adjust.

Build a Mini-Studio

You could create a neutral, adaptable backdrop for social photographs by painting only a part of your walls if you’re dead bent on shooting photos in your sewing area.

The advantages would include a consistent appearance for all of your social photos (which is excellent for brand development, if that’s something you’re interested in), and it would make shooting them a breeze because your camera and lighting setup wouldn’t change (that much) from shot to shoot.

I don’t have a regular photo location, and NGL, putting up the camera differently every time I want a shot takes time.

Last Thoughts on Sewing Room Colors

Don’t forget about furniture and other items.

Consider sewing materials (including fabric), décor, and furniture in your preferred colours as you use color psychology and optical illusions to your sewing space.

A sewing table, for example, takes up a lot of visual space in a stitching studio; its hue might add (or subtract!) from the color scheme you’re attempting to achieve.

The (natural AND artificial) light in a space is altered by the hue of the walls. Paint your sewing area a rich blue, for example, and the light will be slightly chilly and blue.

This is ESPECIALLY essential to keep in mind while looking at fabric and deciding on complementing thread, etc. Before you make any selections, expose your fabric and other items to natural light. (Before I buy something, I look through a window in a fabric store to make sure I won’t be disappointed later!)

All of these suggestions, of course, are dependent on your home, your preferences, your budget, and your desire to complete home improvement projects. Do whatever makes you happy in your personal sewing area