I would prefer painted walls but am unsure what colour to choose. The hallway has two biggish windows so does get natural light but I am unsure that if we go a bluey shade it would be too cold looking?
I would appreciate any suggestions. Many thanks ESP
I'd be inclined to tone with the carpet, despite you feeling it can be gloomy in the PM.
How about Welcome (Little Greene) or Welcome light which, although grey, has a warm almost pinkish undertone. Think about mirror/mirrors and lighting to brighten the gloom.
Your furniture, if there is any, will also add an element of warmth or make things appear stark/cold depending on what you have... How are the windows dressed? Would you consider bringing in another, warmer, colour into the furnishing?