How to Choose the Color for the Halls in Your Home


When painting the interior of house, it is easy to focus so completely on the rooms that hallways get less attention than they should. Halls, as the spaces with the heaviest traffic in the home, deserve considerable thought when it comes time to paint. A well chosen hallway color can accentuate and add interest to a space that is usually overlooked. By following a few simple principles, you can choose the perfect color for your hall.

  • Consider painting your hall a neutral color, such as white, gray or brown. These colors will not clash with the color of any surrounding rooms.

  • Choose a color for the hallway to contrast with the color used in the surrounding rooms. Select a darker hall color if the rooms are white, for example.

  • Choose yellow for your hallway if it does not get much light. Yellow is a warm color that will brighten an otherwise dim space.

  • Consider a platinum or silver-gray paint if you have a long hallway. This color will make the walls seem glossy and minimize any tunnel-like feeling from the length of the hall.

  • Add interest and a sense of mystery to a dull, windowless hallway by painting it a deep blue.

  • Try black or a black-blue shade of paint to make a small hallway more dramatic. Add colorful artwork to stand out against the black backdrop. This will work especially well if you have a black-and-white marble floor.

  • Paint the hallway a vivid light blue to add a sense of fun to the space.

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