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    Default What color is best to paint a homeschool room?

    We homeschool in our dining room and it is a pretty bright room with dark trim. I just can't decide what color to paint it. I like the Waldorf idea of flesh toned walls but we don't have the light trim to accompany it. I can't decide and was hoping to get some ideas from any of you who have a color you love and works well for you. I am not afraid of a "stimulating" color either.

    Also, I am redoing a little loft area in our upstairs as a reading area. I would like to paint that but I am thinking of something softer. Maybe a greyish blue? I don't know.
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    I don't know, but it might be cool to include a chalkboard and magnetic board area--you can get chalkboard paint and magnetic paint. Maybe even a magnetic chalkboard.
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    Well, I think there's something to the whole personality of colors thing - that colors like yellow and orange wake you up and colors like green and blue mellow you out. So which do you want in your school room? I could see arguments for both.

    Our school room is our dining room and it's yellow. Bright and happy.
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    Well, my son needs a stimulating color and my daughter needs a calming color. Lol! I was thinking yellow. I don't think any color could calm her anyways She is very spirited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crochetmama View Post
    Well, my son needs a stimulating color and my daughter needs a calming color.
    Yellow and blue stripes?
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    I think yellow, we haven't painted ours yet. Yellow is perky and supposedly stimulates creativity.
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    maybe a pale yellow?
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    One of my ds's room is a sort of mild peachy orange and I always thought that would make a nice schoolroom color.
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    I can tell you, that if they get over stimulated easy, stay away from yellow. I can remember ever since being a kid how yellow makes me angry. I know everyone says it's a happy color, but I seriously get anxious and almost rage when I'm in a room that's yellow. It really makes me angry. The brighter yellow, the more angry I get. I was furious when the people across the street from me painted their house bright yellow...with black trim! wtf! Stupid bee house lol

    Yellows and reds are stimulating colors, they are used frequently to stimulate appetite, never paint your kitchen those colors if you are trying to stop over eating! lol (ever notice how fast food places are yellow and red!). They also suggest to not paint babies rooms yellow, because of the stimulation effect.

    Blues are calming and also suppress appetite (great for the kitchen!!)

    Neutrals are just neutral

    I say neutral and then use accents with pictures and posters. Otherwise it can be too much
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    I think any color that doesn't draw too much attention to itself is good. Yellow is DS's favorite color, but yellows and oranges (especially bright ones) irritate me. We HS in our living room, which is beige (with medium-dark trim). I want us looking at the books or other materials, not the walls.
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