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what colour will i paint my hall?

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nailpolish Fri 28-Jan-05 10:03:07

its quite dark, with dark wood doors, stair bannister and window frames. the carpet is sort of grass green. cream coloured just now but im bored of that. lounge is apple white.

dont like lilac


SPARKLER1 Fri 28-Jan-05 10:04:57

We have just decorated our hallway. The paint was called raspberry. Our walls were magnolia so I was a bit shocked, to say the least, when we started painting with the new colour. It was a BIG change. Have really grown to like it now. The carpet is a red wine colour. We also have a red wine colour border with gold patterns on. Looks really nice.

SPARKLER1 Fri 28-Jan-05 10:05:41

Are you keeping the green carpet?

twiglett Fri 28-Jan-05 10:06:37

neutral to cream to mushroom I think

Have you seen the decorator programme on ..its great .. you can play around with lots of different colour schemes

noddyholder Fri 28-Jan-05 10:06:44

what about a mushroom/stone colour?

golds Fri 28-Jan-05 10:09:16

Sparkler, your hall sounds like a variation of mine. Wine coloured carpet, gold wallpaper half way, dado rail and cream above, looks really rich and warm and posh !

My lounge has a green carpet and we have cream, gold and lemony bits in there and that looks nice

nailpolish Fri 28-Jan-05 10:13:22

no no no

im so fed up of neutral/cream

although nice!

green carpet is staying, its not that old, and the whole house has the same carpet (which i like) so if i changed it i would change the whole house

nailpolish Fri 28-Jan-05 10:13:48

what about lemon?

golds Fri 28-Jan-05 10:15:16

My lounge looks nice, so I would recommend Lemon

soapbox Fri 28-Jan-05 10:16:08

Laura ashley faded gold is realy lovely and would go with your green carpet.

Titania Fri 28-Jan-05 10:18:10

ive got a sunbaked teracotta on mine and i love it!

Catbert Fri 28-Jan-05 10:18:47

or how about an olive green - if your carpet is the right hue to compliment? Olive is a hard colour to get right (not to go too minty or vivid) - but is gorgeous and calming...

Catbert Fri 28-Jan-05 10:19:13

and wallpaper is the new "thing" now - making a big comeback!

TheBearWhisperer Fri 28-Jan-05 10:20:49

natural wicker by dulux
baileys irish cream colour

nailpolish Fri 28-Jan-05 10:24:02

i like olive green but i feel my house could do with a different colour - my friends call it the green house already

i like the sound of your suggestion soapbox

tallulah Fri 28-Jan-05 19:34:08

I just did ours a blue/green colour (Dulux eden) & I hate it! It's dark & reflects a blueish sheen on everything. Don't recommend it!

janeybops Fri 28-Jan-05 19:46:49

My friend did hers with lime white with that posh paint wiht brown tin - can't remember the name. bit of a grren tinge to a white and it is nive. I have dulux natural calico which i like but is a bit to neutral for you maybe?

janeybops Fri 28-Jan-05 19:47:02

farrow and ball is it???

Blossomhill Fri 28-Jan-05 19:47:50

We have done our hallway burnt red on the bottom and ivory above dado rail. Have natural wood in hall and grass type carpet up stairs.

Joolstoo Fri 28-Jan-05 19:53:32

Ha! - am decorating lounge - got the paint pot to test the colour - liked it so bought a big tin, put it on the walls and thought 'eh? this looks a bit dark!' tester pot name is the same as the big pot but it sure as hell ain't the same colour - I'm fuming!

nailpolish Sat 29-Jan-05 07:42:12

bh - i like the idea of burnt red but the hall doesnt have any windows so im worried it may be too dark

joolstoo - did you check the batch no? i would be livid too

think ill go and have a look at the gold soapbox mentioned, or maybe lemon

now i just have to get the motivation to do it!

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