The hall and landing need re-painting, as they are starting to look a bit shabby. Dp will only contemplate shades of cream or v pale beige, so can you please recommend something lovely that won't look tatty too quickly? I like warm shades, so think coffee liqueur/biscotti rather than magnolia please.
Yes 15 years of repainting. We reckon it's three times. We have two teenage DSs and it seems to have worn really well, in fact we've just repainted it after a gap of eight years. It is done in matt finish as well. Still not tired of it.
Snap! Natural Hessian fans here too, we painted ours in silk 9 years ago and it still looks great, love the way the silk reflects the light well. We have a window on the landing and a small obscured pane in the door, so not lots of natural light.
i think a light color especially if this is a small space. probably something neutral. consider your overall planning of painting colors / furnishings and how the total picture will look before spending the time and money if you are not sure yet.
We recently painted out hall in a Dulux Light and Space colour - a really whitey cream colour. I know you didn't want magnolia, but I was impressed with the range and coverage was good. I think halls can often be a bit poky if you're not careful!
We're going with the hessian. The grey is too cool and I deffo prefer warmer tones. The hall has high ceilings and gets a good bit of natural light, so I think it will be fine. Also, this way we can keep the current carpet and if we went with the grey, we'd need to change it.