Perfect hallway colour please, not Elephant's Breath or Mouse's scrotum

(35 Posts)
SleepFreeZone Fri 02-Sep-16 15:51:08

I really want to avoid grey and I'm not keen on yellow. It's a pretty big and bright hallway and landing. We are keeping the house colours all pretty understated and tonal.

My taste tends to be vintage, rustic, wishy washy colours. It would be in a matt crown scrubbable paint but they can colour match any swatch.

Any thoughts?

NattyGolfJerkin Fri 02-Sep-16 15:56:58

'Tonal' rather depends on the other tones you have on the house.

What looks good in the room also depends on ceiling height, which direction it faces (how much daylight it gets), what the artificial lighting is like, colour of flooring, colour of wood, any pictures/paintings?

ItMustBeBedtimeSurely Fri 02-Sep-16 16:03:57

We've got a Johnston's trade copy of f&b skylight - it's a gorgeous, subtle, slightly grey/green tinged blue, with the added advantage of being washable unlike the original. Has to be washable in the hallway imo.

SleepFreeZone Fri 02-Sep-16 16:19:01

Oooooh, will go check that out

SleepFreeZone Fri 02-Sep-16 16:23:02

Thanks Natty. We have cream carpets, I think the side of the house faces south. It tends to get the morning light and the rear of the property gets light later in the day. In the summer it's a total sun trap.

Wood is painted matt white. We at possible replacing the balustrade snd if so it would be a light to mid toned wood.

semideponent Fri 02-Sep-16 16:24:38

How about F&B Setting Plaster or Dead Salmon? That is, if you need a warm colour because you've had enough of Scandi noir and bleak seascapes

SleepFreeZone Fri 02-Sep-16 16:31:10

I think that blue might be too blue 🤔 I have this beautiful colour in the two main bedrooms that you can't pin down to a shade. It sometimes looks a little green, sometimes, cream, it was colour matched from a Laura Ashley wallpaper sample.

ChickyDuck Fri 02-Sep-16 16:32:18

Dead salmon is lovely! As is smoked trout grin

AliceInHinterland Fri 02-Sep-16 16:34:27

Clunch (F&B) has a subtle green tone to it, but is also warm. I have it earmarked for my hallway.

SleepFreeZone Fri 02-Sep-16 16:41:56

Alice I was just looking at Clunch, I like it!

SleepFreeZone Fri 02-Sep-16 16:42:41

Oooh too dark I think Chicky

LittlePickleHead Fri 02-Sep-16 19:01:33

We have clunch in our bedroom, really lovely but totally depends on the other colours in the room as they really seem to affect the tones that come out. It looks great with our blue/green accessories, white bed linen and our white shutters, but before we had the shutters installed we had green/grey blinds and it made the colour look quite dingy. I thought I'd made a mistake with the colour until the blinds came down.

SleepFreeZone Fri 02-Sep-16 19:03:49

We are going to get a tester pot of clunch and shaded white 👍

Thank you

LyraMortalia Fri 02-Sep-16 19:41:13

Dimpse is my hall favourite it's a silvery blue grey green

SleepFreeZone Fri 02-Sep-16 20:48:38

I shall get that one too! 😜

Cathaka15 Fri 02-Sep-16 20:50:34

Sherbet. By Crown.

origamiwarrior Fri 02-Sep-16 22:23:53

Swansdown by Dulux (trade)

confuugled1 Sat 03-Sep-16 01:08:23

Going against the grain a lot bit but my previous hall was painted a fabulous bright deep raspberry colour and I used to get so many compliments on it.

It works really well with lots of different colours, including all the vintage wishy washy ones (think of the bright pink flower in a classic cath kidson pale blue background floral pattern). White really pops out next to it as does wood, and if you put other pale colours against it like pale duck egg or beige or greeny grey they really sing.

Colour needs to be as bright as cyclamen but without as much blue. But likewise not so much orange in it to warm it up that it turns into terracotta.

Will see if I can find the colour I'm thinking of in daylight!

NotYoda Sat 03-Sep-16 11:39:14

Ours is Kelp by Dulux. It's grey/green/blue (light duck egg, really)

ggirl Sat 03-Sep-16 12:03:16

I'm also trying to decide on hallway colour, mine is quite dark though.

I am sick of cream and beige shade though and am currently liking Little Green Paint co Delicate Blue .
I have sent for a sample of Mylands paint that is meant to be the dogs bollocks for a scrubbable paint

sentia Sat 03-Sep-16 12:08:18

I love Little Greene French grey, and also LG Tusk. We have the latter in our bedrooms and it's such a lovely subtle colour.

StylishDuck Sat 03-Sep-16 12:17:35

Egyptian cotton by Dulux. Grey but still warm. We have it in the living room and the hall.

Scotmum83 Sat 03-Sep-16 17:04:06

We have f&b slipper satin in all out living space and hall. It's lovely and warm even on a really grey day.

namechangedtoday15 Sat 03-Sep-16 17:42:33

I also have Egyptian Cotton but its beige in my hall smile.

Just be careful with F&B in a hall - I subscribe to all the hype about pigmentation etc but if you have children and bloody sticky or dirty fingers its not very durable, it marks very easily and it very difficult to clean.

Scotmum83 Sat 03-Sep-16 18:19:48

Should have said I went for the f&b modern emulsion as it wipes really well.

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