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Paint colour advice much needed!

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Brightonbella Mon 27-Apr-15 19:17:33

Any suggestions for what to paint a hallway and landing that has a dark brown carpet (that I can't afford to get rid of!) and donkey sick (wood chip) on the walls. I'm painting the living room in calico so think I ought to use some colour in the hall or it'll all look a bit bland. I'm hopeless at this though and a single parent so don't have anyone else to bounce ideas off, or blame! Any advice would be gravely appreciated.

Monica101 Tue 28-Apr-15 13:31:10

Could you steam the wood chip off? It'd look so much better! As long as you don't uncover a plaster nightmare, it's always a bit of a risk.

If you can't face it i'd go neutral on it as not to draw attention.

Just walnut by Dulux is a nice neutral.

Brightonbella Tue 28-Apr-15 13:55:22

Thank you for your advice! All the other walls have proven to be a nightmare with extra plastering needed in every room, so I'm pretty sure that steaming off the wood chip would uncover a world of pain. I'll check out just walnut though, thank you!

wobblebobblehat Sat 02-May-15 20:15:26

How about a nice rug for the hallway that would blend in with the brown? It would break up the colour and you could introduce other colours that way.

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