i would go with a very light colour like cream or light yellow, pale green like a sage it all depends on what colour your flooring is, whether there is any dark wood banisters/door frames etc definitely use light reflecting paint and no dark light/lamp shades etc. xx ei xx
wooden bannisters are all white, stairs are currently painted a muddy brown but will be putting a light (not cream, more bisuit) carpet up the stairs and the top landing, bottom hall will be beech or oak laminate ( would love real wood floor but cant stretch that far). have some wiggly mirrors i will be taking with me, will use those and get soem more as well.
do you think keeping it simple and plain will work better?
yeah no wild patterns or dark coloured wall paper, light and airy always goes best in hallways especially if they have no windows or natural light. our stairs are so dark but we have used a pale peachy cream and cream carpets so it looks brighter than it would do otherwise xx ei xx
That dulux paint is fab.Get a huge one piece mirror as that will reflect and bouce a lot more light than several small ones.If the other doors off the hall are panelled you can remove the top panels and get them glazed which makes a huge difference and looks fab.