The first impression of your home is very important – it should be welcoming but stylish.
It’s the best place to start when redecorating your home as it gives the first impression and is the centre of the home.
It’s important to create a flow between spaces, so ensure you choose a colour that complements the colours used in rooms coming off the hallway. It can work well to choose a complementary colour that is darker than the colours used in the rooms as this will make them seem lighter and more airy. Try painting the space Mahogany or Down Pipe to create a dramatic entrance.
Hallway in Mahogany No.36 | Modern Emulsion
Hallway in Blazer No.212 | Estate Emulsion
Lighter colours can help make a space seem larger, particular if you use a darker shade on the woodwork. The use of a darker colour on woodwork will make the walls above it seem lighter and the room feel more spacious, it also gives a more contemporary feel. Try painting walls Strong White with woodwork in Cornforth White for a contemporary decorating scheme that will make your room seem larger.
Hallway in Tourbillon | BP 4802
Hallway in Dimity No. 2008 | Estate Emulsion
A clever way to make a long, narrow hallway feel more spacious is to paint the end wall a darker shade than the side walls as this will help to prevent a tunnel-like effect.
Hallway walls in Strong White No.2001 and door and woodwork in Down Pipe No.26 | Estate Emulsion & Estate Eggshell
Hallway in Cinder Rose No.246, ceiling in Dimity No.2008 and woodwork in Churlish Green No.251 | Estate Emulsion & Estate Eggshell
As hallways are areas where you don’t spend a lot of time, this can also be a great opportunity to be brave and use a really exciting colour. Darker hallways can instantly make the adjoining rooms seem brighter and bigger as well as adding real glamour and creating a presence.
Hallway in Hardwick White No.5, woodwork in Pointing No.2003 and floor in Cornforth White No.228 | Estate Emulsion, Estate Eggshell & Floor Paint
Hallway in Dix Blue No.82 and woodwork in Pointing No.2003 | Estate Emulsion & Estate Eggshell