OT - sunroom

marricgardensNovember 29, 2012

When we built the house we put in a large sunroom. It's taken a while but now we're back to working on finishing it. We finished putting on 2 coats of base paint but after another coat we need to decide what color to paint it. I know white would make the room brighter and reflect some of the light back to the plants. Is there another color that might be beneficial to the plants? Any ideas? Marg

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CLBlakey

I bought myself a full spectrum bulb a few years ago and it had a pale blue tint I wondered if it had something to do with the color of the sky to help plants. But this is only a guess

Cindy

    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 12:24PM
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twrosz

Yes, I'd agree to go with a nice blue tone pleasing to your eyes or a subdued yellow, as such nicely sets plants off and also keeps the room bright.

    Bookmark   December 8, 2012 at 10:38PM
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marricgardens

I did get it painted. We had a yellow paint that we used in another room but it was a bit darker so we thinned it down with some white and got a really nice pastel yellow color. Really brightens up the room. There are cupboards along one side so I plan to get some blue and white tiles for between the cupboards and counter. Since it is a room I will be using for planting, and I'm messy, I decided to get some paint for the floor, the kind they use in garages. I'm also planning on putting the same tile in the kitchen.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2012 at 9:10AM
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twrosz

Sounds like you'll be achieving a nice look with the colors selected. Any chance of later posting a photo or two?

    Bookmark   December 11, 2012 at 4:25PM
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marricgardens

It'll be a while before it's done because we still have a lot to do. I'll post pics when it's all done.

    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 8:50AM
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CLBlakey

can't wait to see them

    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 9:38AM
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