Habitat plus - easy transitions
The classic central hallway of a character villa cries out for a bit of creativity.
Often, these hallways are treated quite formally or as an almost forgotten zone, simply a space to pass through. But because halls aren’t places you hang around in, they can afford to be visually bold. Use a dark or strong colour, something with wow factor. It should link in some way to other colours in the house, maybe echoed through the house with accessories or furnishings of the same colour.
Did you know: That hallways such as this are great spaces for feature pendant lights, whether that’s an ornate chandelier, a large colourful drum shade, or something arty and contemporary?
A contemporary and fairly masculine scheme of black and grey finds Resene Black
used on the left-hand wall to create a strong spine of colour. It also offsets the hall table and chairs, which are used as a focal point to help visually break up a long hall such as this. As a true achromatic scheme, the Resene Black is joined by Resene Concrete
on the other walls, and Resene Black White
on the trims and ceiling.
A more traditional yet bold approach uses Resene Tall Poppy
. This deep rich red is warm and welcoming and gives a more contemporary look to the classic rust reds or burgundies seen in heritage-style villas. Resene Eighth Wheatfield
is a dry flaxen white, tinged with green on the ceiling while the pale hemp tones of Resene Quarter Sisal
are used on the trims.
Using colour on the ceilings is an emerging trend, exemplified in this adventurous and fun scheme with the pale grey-blue pastel of Resene Casper
. Who would have thought a smoky blue could look so good alongside walls in Resene Gun Powder
? The trick is in them both being muted, slightly greyed tones. As a crisp counterpoint, the skirting and architraves are in Resene Half House White
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