Color Schemes For Dark Hallways
A hallway can be a tricky design challenge for any home. Not only are they generally dark spaces, but often they don’t have windows – which can make them seem even darker. Luckily, there are ways to breathe life into a dark hallway.
The key to a successful color scheme for dark hallways is to use colors that enliven the space and create balance between the different areas in your home. Here are a few of our favorite color ideas for hallways:
Bright Hallway Paint Colours
One way to brighten up your hallway is to paint it with a bold color. Yellows, bright blues, and pastel shades are all good choices to give your hallway a bit more light.
‘Bright colours can be the perfect accent for a dark hallway,’ says Joa Studholme from Farrow and Ball. ‘Brighter hues will reflect more light, making the room look lighter and more spacious.’
Pinks for the Hallway
Another color that can help a dark hallway feel warmer is pink. The right shade of pink can make the space feel fresh and modern, especially if you have a lot of white in other rooms.
A cool neutral is also a great choice for dark hallways. Benjamin Moore’s Swiss Coffee is a classic example of this type of color, but many other brands offer similar options. For a trendy twist on the neutral, try Balboa Mist by Sherwin Williams.
If you prefer a more gray-toned neutral, Edgecomb Gray is a good option for your hallways. It’s slightly more gray than Swiss Coffee and has a hint of green that will give it a nice depth without being too stark or cold.
You can also consider soft grays and powder blues. These are both popular warm-toned neutrals that will work in any decor, and they can help to make your hallway feel a little less dark.
Lastly, you can add a pop of color to your hallway with wallpaper. This is a great idea if you want to add some visual interest to the space without a lot of extra work.
A wall of bright artwork can make your hallway look vibrant and exciting, so long as you choose something that you like. If you’re not sure what to choose, pick a picture that shows off your home’s character and style.
The walls can then be painted in a bold and bright shade, and the hallway will instantly stand out from the rest of your home. This type of decorating is not for the faint-hearted, but it can really transform a space and bring it to life!
Other Hallway Colors that You Should Consider
While white is a steadfast choice for hallways, why not experiment with a few other colors? “Layering different white paint colors on the walls and trim will create contrast and depth,” suggests Arianna. In addition, a white that is a little bit lighter than a standard emulsion will bounce more natural light around the room, which is important for a dark hallway.