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    Whatever colour you have in the shed, lol.

    If I had a schoolroom I would paint it purple or something. Just because.
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    Our dining room is purple. The soon-to-be schoolroom is chartreuse. That was an impulse kind of thing I've regretted. (I blame living in rentals forever, and having off white walls for my entire adult life.) I think we'll be toning things down a bit in there, but probably not a lot. With the maps and posters and all that will go up soon you won't be seeing much of the walls anyway.
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    Chartreuse! Eek!

    I do like color on the walls though. All the rooms in our house have color... red, yellow, brown, blue, green... except the basement is so dark that I painted it a sort of cream to lighten it up. And the hall is a very, very pale color so it may as well be not a color. It had to go with all those other colors so it needed to be simple.
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    Yeah, well. I have had a few "what was I thinking?" moments in that room. I do believe I saw something in a magazine that sparked it, chartreuse with white trim. Dh wants to make it into a lab-type room, and was talking about black!! Um, not gonna happen. Definitely something more muted, though.

    I always wanted Bear in the Big Blue House's house.
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    Oh, I haven't thought about that show in ages. It was a cheerful house, wasn't it?
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    i generally dont decorate, and the few rooms i've IMAGINED decorating . . yeah, i have no taste. i wanted a big rainbow in the kids room in our first house. and i still imagine a robins egg blue laundry room with little flowers all over . . . but no school room. someone commented recently our house 'looks like a homeschooling house' because we have educational stuff in every room.
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    Yes! I want to live in Bear in the Big Blue House's house too, I especially want a Shadow to come and sing me songs with shadow puppets
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    oh, but seriously, if you want to think about decorating and homeschooling, you should look at that blog Satori Smiles . . she had pictures of every room in her house, all decorated for homeschooling.
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    I keep thinking that her house must be HUGE. I mean, we have more space than many people we know... but no way would we have room for a school room.
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    We starting a scraping the kitchen ceiling (popcorn) project at 6:30 tonight. Our kitchen is tiny so it didn't take long, but we did find that the drywall tape is coming off which lead to the fact that doing the ceiling isn't enough now, we need to do the walls (which lead to painting the lament countertop, getting backslashes, painting the cupboards and getting a new/used kitchen sink since ours is rusting out). Anyway, I was playing on the paint websites trying to pick a color for the kitchen and dinning room, currently an ugly green color. We do some of our school work in the dinning room or the adjoining living room, so all this rambling is relevant to your question.

    I like grey. I think it's a really pretty color. Dh wanted something more blue. You can use the Sherwin Williams color visualizer to find something you think will look good. It just depends on how big the room is, how much light you have coming in. If you use a darker color, obviously in a small room it's going to make it even smaller looking (that's us). In a big room, you can get away with darker colors. I would avoid super stimulating colors, that's just a personal preference. I think they are too fun, I would have trouble. I would avoid reds as well. I think blue or green tones are a safe bet if it's going to match the rest of your house. I think you can get away with funky colored rooms in bedrooms, but in main living areas, it's a lot harder to pull off. Unless your dinning room is a totally closed off area, then you have more freedom (I think) to do something a little crazy color wise.
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