What colour should I paint my hall and landing (not cream or grey)

(17 Posts)
Lovage Wed 13-May-15 22:00:40

Currently yellow-ish cream but I'm bored with that. I'd like grey but a) DP won't go for it and b) I'm a bit worried that in 5 years it will look very dated because it's been so much the trend for ages (hope not to redecorate for about 20 years!).

House is Edwardian-ish. I'd like something stylish and a bit interesting but DP is a bit more conservative. It's a fairly blank canvas - there's medium-coloured oak floorboards in the Hall, and the stair and landing carpet need replacing anyway. I want to keep the existing Hall curtains which are cream, dark green and reddish orange (this fabric www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Art-Nouveau-Mackintosh-Curtain-Upholstery-Fabric-Remnant-1-3-mts-cushion-blind-/191573621258 ) Actually, thinking about it, those curtains are never going to work with grey paint anyway, so that rules it out even further.

Any suggestions? Anyone painted their hall and landing a good colour that isn't cream or grey?

Devora Wed 13-May-15 22:09:09

Farrow & Ball Bone? It's a lovely pale grey green (but definitely way more green than grey). It's a real neutral and would go beautifully with oak flooring.

perfectlybroken Wed 13-May-15 22:09:22

I love your curtains, could you do it a pale gold to match that colour in the curtains? Not metallic gold obviously!

Devora Wed 13-May-15 22:11:28

George at Asda has a new paint range and I'm quite taken with Whitby SeaMist - maybe a bit too grey for you? but mainly greeny blue and very cheap! Might not work so well with your curtains, though.

Sidge Wed 13-May-15 22:12:57

We're going to do our hall in Dulux Willow Tree.

It's very classic and calming and I think would look great with your curtains, especially in an older house.

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Wed 13-May-15 22:14:14

Would something navy blue like this work?

TheOneWiththeNicestSmile Wed 13-May-15 22:16:29

just had ours done in Dulux Soft Truffle (sort of pale milk chocolate colour) below the dado, & one of the not-whites above but I always forget which one. The not-white is a bit paler than I'd have liked but as it's in hall, stairs & landing, & whole of massive attic I'm not about to change it now.

It looks surprisingly nice (IMO!)

Hallway is going to be mid-oak Karndean, stairs a Crucial Trading red stripe & everything else a plain beigey carpet (colour is called Pebble). Possible a bit brown-heavy overall but I changed my mind so many times I got fed up - I'm not good at visualising

I love your curtains smile

LettuceLaughton Wed 13-May-15 22:16:42

I love that fabric!

Theres a deep blue in there, isn't there? I'd maybe that shade for the carpeting. The white / cream colour of the background for the walls with Plenty of prints. Macintosh / mucha / whoever. Might be a reasonable compromise between you both. Maybe.

It's hard to say without seeing the space

Devora Wed 13-May-15 22:17:13

Your curtains are lovely! They'd look great with Bone! (Pushing my point here.)

TheOneWiththeNicestSmile Wed 13-May-15 22:18:09

The Dulux Willow Tree is lovely

Lemondrizzletwunt Wed 13-May-15 22:27:47

If it's any help to those that love the fabric it is by Dunelm, they do it in two colour ways and two sizes of motif when I last checked smile

Go forth and purchase wink

iwasyoungonce Wed 13-May-15 22:34:50

Our old hallway was painted in Khaki Mist, and it looked fabulous. When we redecorate our new home I'm going to choose the same again.

MargotLovedTom Wed 13-May-15 23:08:06

I don't think Willow Tree would go with those curtains, it's quite a fresh minty green. I think you need more of a pale sage colour.

BitterChocolate Wed 13-May-15 23:15:45

Crom Fog or Storm by Fired Earth, but I'm very fond of blues.

Lovage Thu 14-May-15 09:57:01

Thank you all! I'm not very keen on blue, so don't think I will go for that, but greeny-grey or yellow is a good idea. I think I've got something similar to Dulux Willow Tree on one of the kitchen walls (Crown 'Box', a soft sagey sort of green, I think), so that's also a possibility - I'd have continuity between rooms, which I've never managed before! I think I need to explore the world of modern neutrals more.

Glad you like the curtains, I love them! It's a proper Rennie Mackintosh design, not a Mockintosh :-), and I love nearly all his stuff. I didn't know you could still get the fabric - mine was from John Lewis about 10 years ago and they've stopped stocking it, but here it is at Dunhelm indeed www.dunelm-mill.com/shop/belle-epoque-fabric-100111 It's really easy fabric to work with, if anyone is thinking to make their own. I'm a very poor dressmaker - cushions is really my limit and I've made several pairs of dreadful curtains over the years, but the window and door curtains I made out of this fabric look fine.

HeeHiles Thu 14-May-15 23:50:00

I agree by picking out the yellow/gold colour will make the rich colours of the fabric stand out.

Devora Fri 15-May-15 00:36:15

F&B Matchstick?

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