Mine are yellow. (In case you didn't notice from the previous post.)
Regina left a comment on the last post asking this:
"I have a question about your photo, not the actual post. I'm getting an
addition put onto our house so that I can have a studio instead of just
the dining room table and closet space. I wanted to paint the walls
yellow (and I see that's what you have). Another artist suggested white
so that there isn't any color reflection on photos or on the fabric and
the true colors are seen. Do you find any problem with having yellow
Good question. Thought we'd give it a little talk.
My studio used to be my bedroom. I'm fond of the color yellow, find it peaceful so I painted it that color when I slept in there. I admit, I was too lazy to change it when the space became my studio and now that I'm so deeply entrenched in that room, I shudder to think of the effort and fortitude that will be needed to empty it so the walls can be patched and painted.
Do I like the yellow for a studio wall color? Yes. And no.
I love color. I'm actually a bit of junkie about it. So I like being surrounded by something so lovely.
At the same time, it does create issues when I take photos. The camera does not appreciate the competition and it often adjusts itself to take it into account.
Last April I decided to have my artwork photos professionally done. Best decision I ever made. There were a lot of factors involved with that - mostly revolving around wanting to work larger - but I admit that the color issues I had with taking photos in my studio contributed. Can I blame it all on the yellow walls? No. There is inadequate lighting and my undying optimism that I don't actually have to hang a piece on the wall to get a good photo to take into account as well. But, yes, the yellow walls didn't help.
I really don't think it effects my color selection when working with fabric. I'm really myopic when I'm working on something. A bomb could go off next to me and I wouldn't notice.
I guess this is the long way of saying that when I finally do muster the courage to do an overhaul of the studio - one that involves emptying the room and patching/painting the walls - I'll most likely go with a neutral color wall. White or off white of some sort. I am more often finding myself wanting barer walls, maybe to offset the riot that goes along with art making.
How about you? What color are your studio walls? Do you think it matters?