I am just about to decorate my hall, stairs and landing after moving house in June, at the moment the walls are papered white with a pattern, banister and door are mahogany, with a blue carpet.
I was thinking maybe laminate in thd hall, with a stripy carpet for stairs and landing, although oh, wants carpet everywhere. Also maybe a gold colour on the walls, something bright and cheerful, and white banister and doors.
Mine is a slightly greyed white on the walls,this paper on a feature wallhttp://www.fashionwallpaper.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/gallery/408x540/17f82f742ffe127f42dca9de82fb58b1/_/_/__auto_rset_1256__home-02.png?v=1 (is matte metallic and adds something,I could stare at it all day!),white woodwork,maple flooring in hall,black carpet with white/light grey flecks on the stairs.
I'm not a fan of beige at any time but,to me,it always looks more dreary in the hall/stairs.