Hall Paint, on Actual Hall

Painting the hall was fun, but tricky. The walls are really sturdy full-board planks, which are great for everything except painting. I used a full gallon of paint just to get a good coat on the tiny hall. In the end, it was all worth it. I love the little pop of jewel-tone color right in the center of the house. Here is a view of the wall color as you enter the living room. I love how the deep turquoise calls out to the small aqua touches through the living room.

Second only in trickiness to the painting is photographing this color accurately. We used “satin” paint for a slight sheen, and it looks 100% more vibrant in real life.

Now, we just have to decide what to hang on the walls to emphasize the color. Any ideas?

5 Responses to Hall Paint, on Actual Hall

  1. Kat says:

    But, you didn’t paint over nice cabiny wood, did you?!

    • The Wife says:

      Thank you! No, the previous owners took care of painting over the original wood, so the decision was made for us. All we covered was some ’60s green paint.

  2. Love it! I think it could use a goose-and-basket wallpaper border.

    Seriously, how about a collection of photographs in secondhand frames of different shapes that you paint all in one color? I’m planning to do that with Traver’s artwork in his toy room when we get around to redoing it.

  3. April says:

    Wowzers, it reminds me of velvet. Just beautiful!

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