What color should I paint my hallway?

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What color should I paint my hallway?

What Color Should I Paint My Hallway?

Hallway Colors

Looking for the right paint colors to use on your hallways? Want step-by-step instructions on how to paint a hallway? Use our project guide to get great results with your next painting project and find the right hallway colors.

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STEP 1:

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Choose Your Hallway Colors

STEP 1:

An important area, hallways are the connection between all of the spaces in your home. You may wish to use with neutral paint colors to tie different rooms  together. However, hallways may be darker, because there are rarely windows to add light. Consider using lighter paint colors to reflect light and keep the area from looking dimly lit.

Cool and Relaxing

Hallway Colors

Hallway Colors

Cool and Relaxing

Create a relaxing neutral hallway with a gray-blue like Blue Beard as your main wall color with a light gray like Gray Marble for accents. Use Blue Fjord for furniture to bring more depth into the hallway. For any wood use a red-brown like Warm Mahogany.

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Warm And Inviting

Hallway Colors

Hallway Colors

Warm And Inviting

Choose Swirling Smoke for your hallway color to add light to your hallway and still tie rooms together like a neutral paint color. Add warm neutral decor in paint colors like Prairie Dust and Hindu Lotus. Use Afternoon Tea for any furniture and drapes.

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Classic Off-White

Hallway Colors

Hallway Colors

Classic Off-White

You can’t go wrong with using an off-white paint color like Toasted Almond in a hallway space for your main wall color. Not all white is cold, use Delicate White for trim and Cool Slate for furniture and decor. Use Chocolate Ripple for floors or any wood to bring warmth to the hallway.

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STEP 2:

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Choose The Right Product

STEP 2:

Select from our premium PPG Paints products for a fresh look that will last, especially in high traffic areas like hallways that require a durable finish.

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STEP 3:

What Color Should I Paint My Hallway?

Choose The Right Supplies

STEP 3:

Select the right paint supplies to achieve a more professional result and finish your projects more quickly with little hassle. Our PPG dealers offer a wide variety of painting supplies to complete any project.

The Basics:

  • Paint brushes
  • Paint roller tray
  • Paint roller
Other Items You May Need

What Color Should I Paint My Hallway?

Other Items You May Need

  • Caulking and caulking gun
  • Sandpaper
  • Drop cloths
  • Poles
  • Putty Knife
  • Painter's tape
  • Step ladder 
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STEP 4:

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Prepare For Painting

STEP 4:

Select the right paint supplies to achieve a more professional result and finish your projects more quickly with little hassle. Our PPG dealers offer a wide variety of painting supplies to complete any project.

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Prep The Room

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Prep The Room

Remove draperies, pictures, nightlights and switch and outlet cover plates. Arrange drop cloths to protect carpeting, furniture and any areas not to be painted.

Fix & Clean The Surface

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Fix & Clean The Surface

Fill holes, imperfections and cracks with caulk or spackle. Use a damp cloth to remove any dirt or dust on walls and baseboards. You may need to use a mild detergent to remove any contaminants or crayon, marker and finger paint stains.

Tape Off Areas

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Tape Off Areas

Tape off woodwork and other areas not to be painted at the time.

Prime The Surface

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Prime The Surface

Be sure to prime any new or bare surfaces and problem areas. If you have chosen a color that is substantially lighter, you may need to prime.

STEP 5:

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Start Painting Your Hallway

STEP 5:

You’re ready to begin painting your hallway. Start painting from the top down, working from unpainted areas into wet, painted areas. Oil paints take longer to dry and allow you to brush across the surface several times for a smooth, even finish. Latex paints dry faster and only one or two strokes are needed. Please refer to the Product Label, TDS or MSDS for safety and detailed application instructions.

How To Paint A Hallway With A Brush

What Color Should I Paint My Hallway?

How To Paint A Hallway With A Brush

For best results with a brush, dip half the length of the bristles into your paint. Tap the brush gently against the side of the can, but do not wipe it across the lip. Hold the handle near the base, applying light pressure with your fingertips to make the bristles flex slightly.

How To Paint A Hallway With A Roller

What Color Should I Paint My Hallway?

How To Paint A Hallway With A Roller

For best results with a roller, slowly roll it back and forth in the lower end of your roller tray until it is well covered. Then use the ridges in the upper portion of the tray to remove excess paint. Roll on the paint using even strokes to ensure a uniform look and coverage.

Paint The Ceiling First

What Color Should I Paint My Hallway?

Paint The Ceiling First

Start with the ceiling first. Using a brush, paint a two-inch-wide strip on the ceiling where it meets the wall. Then, start in a corner and begin rolling across the short length of the ceiling, continuing to where it ends.

Painting The Walls

What Color Should I Paint My Hallway?

Painting The Walls

Tape off any woodwork, window frames, and door trim first. Paint a two-inch-wide strip along the areas near the trim with a brush. Then, using a roller, create the letter "M" on your wall. Fill in the area, rolling from left to right until the surface is completely painted. Remember to roll on the paint with even strokes to ensure a uniform coverage.

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