The Best Farrow and Ball Hallway Ideas

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These Farrow and Ball hallway ideas will provide you with the perfect inspiration for your next hallway makeover, whether you’re looking to decorate with a creamy off white or a bold shade like Railings.

First impressions count here, and it’s a perfect opportunity to set the tone for what is to come in the rest of your house, and create that warm and inviting ambience with your guests.

Let’s explore some of the best Farrow and Ball hallway ideas to help you choose the perfect colour for your hallway…

The Best Farrow and Ball Hallway Ideas

Farrow and Ball Railings Hallway

Railings is one of the most popular defining, dark shades in the Farrow and Ball collection. I absolutely love its use in a hallway as an accent colour such as on a bannister like this.

It provides an instant focal point as you enter the house, and it creates a striking contrast against the neutral walls. If you’re wanting to team it with another Farrow and Ball shade on the walls, Skimming Stone, Elephants Breath and Cornforth White are beautiful choices.

If you do opt for a shade such as Railings, make sure you add some further black accents throughout the hallway as it will tie the space together beautifully.

Get this hallway look from Hannah Clark, from Little Edwardian Semi with Railings on the bannister with a Purbeck Stone match on the panelling and brilliant white on the upper half of the wall. Want to recreate a similar stair runner? Opt for a cream wool loop carpet.

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Farrow and Ball French Gray Hallway

Farrow & Ball’s French Gray falls into the green-grey family of colours. It is described as a soft, muted green with subtle grey undertones which can look different in different lights throughout the day.

This shade brings a warm feel to a hallway and can be a refreshing alternative to an off-white.

Pair with black accents for some much needed definition against the colour, it will create a cohesive hallway and will draw you through into the house. A traditional matt black has been used on the bannister here.

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Farrow and Ball Pigeon Hallway

Pigeon is a beautiful and highly popular F&B paint shade. Another green-grey colour that’s versatile and dynamic for use in a hallway.

In situ, this paint can look like a rich, deep green, with subtle blue undertones. Whilst this colour looks great if you colour drench with it (take the colour all up the walls and onto the ceiling), it can look just as effective with a half wall panelling look, creating a striking contrast that will draw your eye up as you enter the room, making the space feel bigger than it is.

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Farrow and Ball Mizzle Hallway

Greens remain a popular and on-trend colour addition in a hallway right now, and Mizzle is one of them.

Mizzle is described as a soft and calming blue-green with a grey undertone. It’s a versatile and soothing colour that can work well in various rooms, creating a serene and relaxed atmosphere.

Pair with a bright white in the space for a crisp, striking look. Alternatively, think about incorporating some well placed black accents for definition and a touch of modernity in the hallway.

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Farrow and Ball Ammonite Hallway

Farrow & Ball’s “Ammonite” is a pale, warm grey colour. 

Ammonite is a versatile and popular neutral shade, known for its ability to create a soft and calming atmosphere in interior spaces.

It’s earthy tones makes it pair well with neutrals, earthy colours and warmer tones such as dusty pink for a beautiful accent and pop of colour.

Pair with half wall panelling for added character and paint the upper half in bright white for a crisp contrast, it will also help to give the illusion of a bigger space.

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Farrow and Ball Elephant’s Breath Hallway

Elephant’s Breath is one of the most popular contemporary grey’s in the Farrow & Ball paint collection. This warm mid grey is an inviting alternative to a bright white or magnolia shade in an interior.

Elephant’s Breath has beige and grey undertones, and pairing with similar tonal and neutral combinations creates a beautiful and soft colour scheme.

Introduce some black accents for definition, it will also bring a welcome touch of modernity with it. Perfect for both traditional and modern interior schemes.

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Farrow and Ball Skimming Stone Hallway

Farrow and Ball’s Skimming Stone is a warm grey colour with subtle beige undertones. It is often described as a soft, calming colour that works well in both modern and traditional interiors. Because of its undertones, Skimming Stone can be considered as a greyish-beige colour.

If you’re looking to use Skimming Stone on the walls, F&B suggest using Wimborne White on areas such as skirting boards and architraves, and Strong White as an accent colour. 

Through my design experience, I personally prefer to carry through the wall colour you use on the skirtings too, especially in small spaces as it instantly draws the eye up.

If you start using different colours on the skirtings to what you do on the walls it can cause instant chaos as you’re trying to take in the different colours as you enter a room.

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Farrow and Ball Green Smoke Hallway

First impressions count as you step into a home, so make it an impactful one! I adore the colour drenching of Green Smoke in this hallway, a restorative and warming colour that brings impact and style.

Green Smoke is described as a muted and calming green with grey undertones. It has a subtle and sophisticated look, making it a popular choice for various interior spaces.

Introduce some natural accessories and materials such as rattan runner rugs for a really earthy, rustic feel in your hallway.

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Farrow and Ball Shaded White Hallway

Shaded White is described as a warm and creamy off-white with subtle hints of beige and grey. It’s a versatile and timeless colour that complements a wide range of interior styles.

Using shaded white on a half wall panelling look that ascends the stairs is a hugely popular look in hallways, painting it on the lower half of the panelling adds a bit of definition whilst avoiding the walls feeling flat.

Add a bright white to the upper half for a crisp contrast, and to naturally draw the eye up as you step through the front door.

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India Yellow Hallway

Go bold with your hallway colour scheme and let it pay off. We love the use of India Yellow on the lower walls and all white on upper for the perfect colour separation. The ever popular Railings has been used on the stairs for a beautiful colour play.

Half painted walls are a great way to instil visual interest as you step into the home, and to draw the eye up, giving the illusion of a bigger space.

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Blazer Red Hallway

Red is a trending colour for 2024, it instills a cosy and enveloping feel in a space. This is how good a colour such as Blazer can look in an entryway.

The white woodwork creates a beautifully crisp contrast. Take note from the gallery wall which features black frames, grounding the colour scheme and bringing a touch of modernity.

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Light Blue and Shaded White Hallway

Ever considered Light Blue for your hallway? This cosy and restorative shade makes for the perfect entrance, highlighted with Shaded White on the ceiling to draw the eye up and keeping the space feeling light and airy.

Introduce warm colours in the rest of the space to avoid the blue feeling cold in the space. If you have a very narrow space or hallway with minimal light, blue might not be the best colour as it can make the space feel darker.

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There are so many gorgeous Farrow and Ball hallway ideas, but these cover just some of their most popular paints colours within their collection. Which Farrow and Ball hallway idea is your favourite? Have any questions about pairing colours in your hallway? Please leave me a comment below and I’ll come back with my recommendations.

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Nicole Sage

Nicole Sage is the founder of Sleek-chic Interiors and is a highly experienced interiors writer and skilled home renovator who has a passion for all things design. She has been featured as an authority at Pinterest, Ideal Home, Daily Mail and in countless other interviews. For 8 years, Nicole has written, observed key interior trends, renovated and undertaken interior short courses at the renown KLC school where she has gained her grounding interior design principles. With a keen eye for detail and a love of creativity, she shares her expertise on the latest interior trends, practical DIY tutorials, and styling inspiration to help others transform their homes into stunning spaces. With a commitment to delivering informative and engaging content, Nicole inspires and empowers readers to explore their own unique sense of style and create beautiful, personalised interiors. Contact her at hello@sleek-chic.co.uk for interiors advice, colour questions and any commentary.

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