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RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 05-May-13 14:33:24

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. smile

JellySnake Sun 05-May-13 19:31:25

Dulux Natural Hessian is worth a try. We've used it for the last 15 years in our hall and it still looks good.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 05-May-13 19:46:05

Brilliant - thank you. I shall investigate immediately! 15 years of repainting in the same colour, do you mean? How often has it needed re-doing?

JellySnake Sun 05-May-13 20:01:38

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.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 05-May-13 20:02:06

Thanks Jelly.

JellySnake Sun 05-May-13 20:10:22

smile you're welcome

KelleStar Sun 05-May-13 20:17:50

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.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Wed 08-May-13 19:28:54

Thanks Kelle - will send dp for a tester pot. smile

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Mon 13-May-13 20:12:58

We got the tester and it's lovely! They do an Endurance range too and the colour comes up a tiny bit lighter than the silk (plus it says it's more hardwearing) so I think we're going to go for that.

Thanks again. smile

Roshbegosh Tue 14-May-13 22:31:28

Just painted the hall in natural hessian, thanks for the tip, love it. Good timing.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Wed 15-May-13 20:02:56

Are you pleased with it, Rosh? We're still tossing up between Natural hessian and a v pale grey. I think I like Hessian better though.

Roshbegosh Wed 15-May-13 20:58:29

It is lovely, it's warm, soft and subtle. If you prefer the cooler tones you might like the grey better but I prefer warm tones. Good luck with your decision.

benlinus Fri 17-May-13 08:24:50

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.

AnythingNotEverything Fri 17-May-13 08:30:44

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!

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Fri 17-May-13 21:56:19

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.

Thanks all.

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