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Dr Dulux: Simple Hallway Décor Ideas to Add a Pop of Colour to Any Entrance Hall

Your hallway might be one of the smallest rooms you have, but it has one of the most important jobs. Because it’s often the first room on show, your hallway décor has the responsibility of setting the tone for the rest of your home.

If you want to make your hallway work harder for you – just add colour.

Whether you want the space to be happy and light or dark and dramatic, we’ve pulled together three simple hallway ideas, with a selection of hall paint colours, to help transform the space. Better yet, our small hallway ideas can be achieved in a two day turnaround.


3 quick and easy hallway ideas you can do this weekend

Hallway colour ideas: paint your stairs

A quick trick for transforming your hallway is to add a pop of colour to your stairs. Bold and bright or striking and sophisticated, you have lots of hallway colour schemes to choose from.

One of our favourite hall paint colours is Banana Split. Small hallways often get little natural daylight, so this burst of sunshine is perfect for brightening the space. 

banana split stairs

And you don’t have to paint every single step to achieve the wow factor. Why not give the ombré stairs trend a try? Notice how a pop of colour, like Banana Dream 3 in-between Polished Pebble, has just as powerful an effect as one block colour.

hallway painted stairs chic shadow polished pebble banana split

Hallway colour ideas: Create a study space

Finding a quiet and comfortable space to work or study at home isn’t an easy task. Why not turn the nook under your stairs into a makeshift office? With the right hall paint colours, you can easily create a work-friendly hallway.

Hallway home office painted in Denim Drift

We’ve used Denim Drift to create a sophisticated and secluded space that aids concentration. Or you could pair our Colour of the Year 2021, Brave Ground with Coastal Grey from its Earth palette. This pairing provides a strong foundation for creativity and productivity, whilst reconnecting your home with nature.

To finish, update your hallway décor with a desk and chair, shelving and decorate your new work area with potted plants and artwork.

brave ground coastal grey home office

Hallway colour ideas: Give the geometric effect a go

Put your own stamp on your hallway with the geometric effect. This cool graphic design is all about crisp lines, playful shapes and bold colours. It not only adds extra impact to your entrance hall, small hallway ideas like these give you the opportunity to introduce new hallway colour schemes to your home. 

yellow geometric hallway

Whether you choose a bright shade like Banana Split or the soft, soothing Highland Falls 3 and Chiffon White, these small hallway ideas let you show off your personality. Find out how to master the geometric technique.

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