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What is your choice of neutral hallway paint colour?

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Willow33 Sun 18-Oct-15 13:09:46

We need something neutral. We have about 30 tester pots tried all on the wall already! Am not sure though. It's not a big hallway.
We have Snowfall in the living room and Egyptian Cotton in bedrooms. So I guess we should have some other type of neutral in hallway as the stair runner will be colourful.

Gobbolinothewitchscat Sun 18-Oct-15 13:12:33

Watching with interest! I have a Laura Ashley paint (Pale Ivory) I like but it won't wear well. Am going to ask decorator to colour match in dulux I think

wowfudge Sun 18-Oct-15 13:20:44

We have F&B Oxford Stone below the dado rail and Crown Solo Wheatgrass above. We tried numerous testers before picking the darker shade as the light is different in different areas.

AliceInUnderpants Sun 18-Oct-15 13:44:25

We have Dulux Timeless all throughout the house. I love that it picks up the colours from the rest of the room.

vienaa Sun 18-Oct-15 14:13:22

We painted ours white as I wanted it to look bright and airy, as we have a stripped red stair carpet and used accessories like pictures, photo's to give it punch of colour, love my hallway.

PettsWoodParadise Sun 18-Oct-15 14:43:23

Dulux Almond White on walls and white matt on woodwork like windowsill, bannister and skirting.

Marmitelover55 Sun 18-Oct-15 17:25:09

We have just had ours painted in Dulux timeless and are very happy.

CrapBag Sun 18-Oct-15 20:01:58

Dulux Natural hessian. Had it in our old house and will be having it in our new house. Love it.

Gobbolinothewitchscat Sun 18-Oct-15 21:17:32

We have natural hessian in our kitchen. It's very nice.

I have heard a lot about Dulux timeless. Am going to look into it

Only1scoop Sun 18-Oct-15 21:18:22


Just walnut

SerenaVanDerWoodsen Sun 18-Oct-15 21:19:35

Natural calico. It's a lighter version of natural hessian, which we also have in other rooms.

CrapBag Sun 18-Oct-15 22:01:39

We have natural calico too, in our living room. And natural wicker in DS's room. We like our neutral colours grin.

OnceAnOwl Mon 19-Oct-15 08:21:47

Natural Hessian Dulux is our go to paint for neutral walls. Having said that, when we had it next to a dark honey coloured wood floor, it looked wrong. We ended up going for Magnolia because it worked! I guess it depends on the floor. Natural Hessian does go well with purples, oranges, blues, dark grey.

skippy67 Mon 19-Oct-15 08:54:10

Dulux Just Walnut is lovely. Despite the name, it's a soft grey. In our hall we have Dulux porcelain Doll, which is a light grey.

Only1scoop Mon 19-Oct-15 08:56:49

The name 'just walnut' always put me off. I though it made it sound as if it would be beige.

It's bloody gorgeous.

PettsWoodParadise Mon 19-Oct-15 09:16:43

Next thing we know there will be a Daily Mail article about 300 shades of beige and how MN are obsessed with it! grin

Olecranon Mon 19-Oct-15 18:00:24

Homebase fresh linen is a beautiful neutral. Just walnut dulux paint is also lovely. Seven sisters from vaspar is a good warm white.

LovelyWeatherForDucks Mon 19-Oct-15 18:07:16

F&B Oxford Stone!

Gobbolinothewitchscat Mon 19-Oct-15 20:27:52

F&B aficionados - how do you find it wears?

We have a 1 and a 2 year old and another on the way imminently. 1 and 2 year old are good and don't draw on walls etc but we have loads of hall to cover. Decorator seems to think that f&B not good for high traffic area and little hands touching walls.

LBOCS2 Mon 19-Oct-15 20:32:52

Dulux timeless in their hard wearing formula.

I have a toddler, an 8 year old and a jumpy adolescent dog. My walls get SCRUBBED. Frequently. It still looks great :D

Gobbolinothewitchscat Mon 19-Oct-15 20:45:34

LB - is that the diamond matt? Does it look shiny?

overthemill Mon 19-Oct-15 20:48:09

F&B wears very well. IME decorators favour either Dulux or Crown or trade paint. I have used it everywhere in various houses.
However, we currently have Dulux natural calico in hall and dog room as its cheap for touching up and wears /scrubs well

Noctilucent Mon 19-Oct-15 20:49:17

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Ridingthegravytrain Mon 19-Oct-15 20:50:03

F&b doesnt wear well in our house. 2 big dogs and 2 small kids. I'm frequently touching up

Gobbolinothewitchscat Mon 19-Oct-15 21:04:19

Decorator seems to think it's a bit chalky (whilst being a nice paint)

I like the Laura Ashley stuff we have in the bedrooms etc but I don't think it would wear well in high traffic areas

Dec has offered to colour match a dulux for the hall so wondering whether to go for that

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