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What colour hallway paint?

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TerrysNo2 Tue 24-Sep-13 07:57:26

We're having black and white checked hallway tiles, wooden stairs with a dark grey carpet runner but not sure what paint colour to have. It's not a huge hallway so I want something light but what's best... white, cream, light grey or something else?

if you have any particular suggestions of colours from a paint brand (dulux, f+b, fired earth etc) please let me know!

thanks! smile

BrownSauceSandwich Tue 24-Sep-13 08:45:55

I wouldn't do grey or white.. Sounds like there's enough monochrome going on, and it could feel a bit dismal. A cream or ivory would take the edge off and look sharp with the grey, or if you wanted something more edgy, a grubby yellow (eg F&B ciara yellow, or FE Indian yellow) would still be bright.

cjel Tue 24-Sep-13 08:46:50

Laura ashley - light eau de nil?

TerrysNo2 Tue 24-Sep-13 10:09:55

If anyone has any pictures to show me with ideas that would be great! thanks smile

cjel Tue 24-Sep-13 10:12:45

sorry I am incapable of posting attachmentssad

MortifiedAdams Tue 24-Sep-13 10:14:28

Grass green if you are brave - looks amazing with black and white tiles. Add in white skirtibg boards and bannisters etc to keep it light.

Will look for a pic

MortifiedAdams Tue 24-Sep-13 10:16:13

With tiles but can get the gist

TerrysNo2 Tue 24-Sep-13 10:51:02

I'm not sure if the green will be a bit dark, it's not a massive hallway.

icravecheese Tue 24-Sep-13 10:53:39

Dulux Egyptian Cotton - creamy grey, very lovely, but not too grey that it will make your hall area look like a typical grey british summer day!

ClaudiaCutie Tue 24-Sep-13 11:18:44

Have b&w checked floor in our hall, beige golden stair carpet. Choose F&B Dayroom Yellow and it's lovely with sharp white woodwork. Now the hall always looks sunny. Would def recommend (we may well do the same scheme in next house).

TerrysNo2 Tue 24-Sep-13 11:24:37

quick question: do the fired earth paints need as many coats as f+b?

Candyalice Sat 15-Feb-14 20:41:30


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