A Hallway Makeover with a Colourful Surprise

Written on 24th February 2022

Walls: Ammonite No.274; Woodwork: De Nimes No.299 | Image: @vincent_the_house by @chrispughphoto

For regular Chromologist readers, Vincent the House should be a familiar face (or, more accurately, a familiar façade).

Having visited his various corners in last year’s Home Tour and snuck a peek at his spare bedroom in this cosy Liberty transformation, it’s now time to admire the first port of call for most guests: the newly painted hallway.

With a palette of fresh, light Ammonite and deep, grounding De Nimes, owners Roxanne and Chris have created an elegant and welcoming space – certainly one that we’d be happy to come home to every day.

But there’s an extra hidden element that makes this transformation complete, one that isn’t obvious on first glance.

“After painting the panelling and walls in De Nimes and Ammonite, we wanted to accentuate the door because it's such a gorgeous period feature,” says Roxanne.

“We chose Cane because of its warm tones to complement the blue. The entrance hall feels so much warmer and more inviting with the addition of Cane. It also flows well with the little accents of earthy yellow we have dotted around the house.”

The Door Before…

Left: The old front door; Right: Mid-prime with Interior Wood Primer & Undercoat in Red & Warm Tones | Image: @vincent_the_house

…and After

Walls: Ammonite No.274; Woodwork: De Nimes No.299; Door: Cane No.53 | Image: @vincent_the_house

Painting the inside of your front door is one of our favourite colour tricks. If you can’t paint the street-facing side due to local restrictions, are worried about committing to a shade, or simply want to keep a secret splash of colour for yourself, this is a great way to go.

Plus, when you’re walking downstairs in the early morning, or in the middle of a sleepless night, what better sight to lift your spirits than a little pocket of personal sunshine?


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