3 Reasons to go darker and moody in the hallway!
What do you see when you first enter your home? Well, you face the hallway! But is it pleasant and refreshing? As far as we have seen, hallways are always styled either in stark white, or cream, or any other very light and neutral shade. But what we fail to understand is why! Why not dark? Why don’t you get moody when it comes to the hallway decoration? And if you are one of those rebels loving to think out of the box, then this post is for you!!
The practical reasons to go darker in hallways!
Firstly, we need to break the myth against the darker shades. They aren’t going to make your room appear smaller or gloomy at all. Yes, if you are going all white in the hallway, it might look somewhat boring, but not the darker tones for sure. And by dark shades, we don’t only mean black! But the darker hues of blue, coffee brown, even metallic grey, green, and classical purple are included in the list. If the painting job is done by an expert in Auckland like painters from Kowhai Painters and Interiors, then the charm and magic of this room would totally be beyond description, thanks to their forty years’ worth of experience and expertise. We think you are half-convinced to try the dark colors in your hallway. For more convincing, read on.
- They make the lack of light acceptable —Lack of natural light in the hallway is quite common in most home layouts. And when you paint it in lighter shades, it makes this space appear duller. But when space is adorned with darker shades, even if the lights are low, they provide a special grace and don’t look like the monotonous shades trying to compensate for this lack of illumination.
- They don’t show the wear and tear — Let’s accept the fact! We bring all our stress from outside to this hallway first. Either it is the drenched coat or the dusty shoes or your daily sling bag, you drop these in your hallway before proceeding inside the house. And the wear and dirt in this room is real. But since you painted the walls dark, they don’t get smudgy and dirty easily. (Well, even if they do, it’s not clearly visible because of the dark tones!)
- Because it’s too irresistible not to try — The concept of a dark hallway is actually very enticing. You just can’t beat the challenge in trying these magnificent shades in this part of your home. Since, this part of your house is rarely given importance while decorating, what’s wrong in experimenting here? We are sure these shades would look totally sexy and dominating and you’ll soon find that your hallway is the perfect place to click impressive selfies.
Well, aren’t these reasons enough now? So, which color are you thinking to opt for your hallway? Oh, and don’t forget added bling with mirrors and crystal chandeliers. Totally regal, isn’t it?