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christian_royle

I've done the same in two rooms - embraced the dark that is. Lots of mirrors, dark tones and dark wood. It creates a great atmosphere. But this hallway just doesn't work. As the main reception to the house, it feels gloomy - not homely, or welcoming. I'll keep looking. Good luck to you all.

   
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cassandrascott24

I do like 'the divert attention from bulky storage' idea and the 'saturate your space' look, but am not keen on the acid yellows & the lemony yellows here. Prefer warm shades....

When I got my (windowless + solid door) hall done, I read that one's instinct to go white was not the answer but rather go for a dark shade... So I went for a warm welcome in 'pumkin'... which could be classed as a dark version of yellow!

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yvonnegw

I have a dark hallway with no windows other than a tiny one in the front door. The walls are white with light wood flooring, but the dark brown of the door sucked all of the light. Despite initial objections, I painted the inside of the door in F&B Giles Blue. What a difference that makes and now everyone loves how much brighter it is and its like coming downstairs to a Mediterranean sky in the mornings!.

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