Thursday, April 30, 2009

I'm painting you inside of my garden shed? What color should I paint the walls and door?

I'm painting the inside of my garden shed. It will be used as a retreat and has a cot inside for naps. The shed has no windows. Currently the shed door and walls have been sanded and ready to be painted. Inside there are two lights. I would want the door painted a color that I could look at if I have to close it.

I'm painting you inside of my garden shed? What color should I paint the walls and door?
I use a coleman gasoline lantern for a light in my shed. I painted the inside glossy white to reflect light and make it brighter in there.
Reply:I painted the inside of my garden shed a nice bright white. Then I covered all the shelves with floral plastic table cloths that I cut to fit the shelves and stapled them on. My pots are stacked on the shelves, but it is a terrific retreat - and feels so clean and bright when I enter. If you want the door to be a different color, then use something that coordinates with the plastic table clothes that you use - for me, my doors are double and open out - they are also white, but I have 2 metal wreaths that say "Welcome" and "Home" on them. I love it out there - just needs a potty....
Reply:play around with the Sherwin Williams color visualizer to find something that you like. It is the best paint visualizer on the web, imho. I like how their color palette is laid out, I like that you can search by color family %26amp; color name, the "painted" rooms look the most realistic, and it suggests coordinating color schemes. You can literally spend hours:

I think a pink like "hopeful" (# 6597) would be pretty, and then paint the door "pinkish" (# 7112). The colors remind me of flowers.
Reply:I would recommend a light sage green. It sounds appropriate for a garden shed. Do you think the door will stay clean if you paint it white? I think white would look the best, but you need to be practical also. If you think you would like a darker color (one that won't show the dirt so much) I would choose a taupe. This sounds like a very nice garden shed. I wish you the best and hope you enjoy!
Reply:Sounds wonderful. I'd paint it a soft celery green.

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