11 Unforgettable Taupe Hallway Ideas For Any Home

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There’s something about a taupe hallway which delivers such a calm, stylish and relaxed entryway to a home. But you’re probably thinking, but what even is taupe?

It’s true. Taupe is one of the lesser spoken about colours in the interior design world, but it’s one of my favourites.

Taupe is generally defined as a complex colour as it can often be described as a greyish-brown or a brownish-grey. It can vary in shade and intensity, but it generally falls within the range of light to dark neutral tones.

But the beauty of taupe is that it delivers a neutral, yet warm finish which can be a better alternative to an off-white. So, ready to discover some unforgettable taupe hallway ideas?

11 Unforgettable Taupe Hallway Ideas For Any Home

1.Style A Rustic, Oak Console Table

I just love the versatility of taupe and how this shade can differ in intensity and depth. This is a taupe shade by Lick, it delivers such a gorgeous brownish-grey which provides a defined backdrop in a hallway.

When introducing furniture, a light oak console table like this will contrast beautifully, and provide a perfect place to display your favourite pieces, and style to perfection.

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2. Half Wall Colour Blocking With Taupe

Colour blocking with half painted walls is an intentional way to introduce colour and provide a high contrast in a hallway.

Use taupe on the lower half to ground the space, add a bright white or off white that envelopes across the ceiling. This will draw the eye up as you enter, giving the illusion of a bigger space.

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3. Taupe Porcelain Floor Tiles To Ground The Space

Let the floor do the talking! I adore the simplicity of this taupe hallway. The taupe porcelain floor tiles add interest and texture to the hallway, grounding and giving definition to the hallway.

It works perfectly with the otherwise white colour scheme with differing tones of wood and brown throughout which tonally works well with the taupe hallway flooring.

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4. Add Black Accents For Gorgeous Definition

For a touch of modernity, a black accent delivers a defining look, and it creates a beautiful contrast against a neutral tone like taupe.

A black bannister is a great place to start, think of adding an ascending gallery wall with matching frames, and tie together with a few other well placed accents like light fittings and decorative accessories.

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5. Half Wall Panelling For Instant Character

I say it all the time, but half wall panelling is an easy yet effective way to add instant character to a hallway.

Choose to keep the same colour consistent the whole way up, or colour block with a taupe shade on the upper half for warmth and contrast.

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6. Layer With Green For A Natural Look

Taupe is an otherwise neutral shade, whilst it can be described as a brownish-grey, in certain lights it can even look like a very pale sage green.

Naturally, this shade does work by layering with other green tones such as olive green which delivers a touch more definition than a sage green.

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7. Elevate With Taupe

It can be quite a traditional and classic move to paint the upper half in white in a situation like this, but flipping things up has a charming effect.

The upper half wall in taupe instantly draws the eye in with visual interest, and it adds a delicious warmth, whilst the lower half delivers a perfect crisp contrast.

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8. Taupe Feature Wall For A Focal Point

Use taupe on a singular wall to create a focal point as you step into the hallway.

This can be another clever trick to draw the eye in, making the space feel larger than it is. Introduce black accents for a touch of modernity and some rattan lighting and decor accessories to add an overall softness to the space.

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9. Introduce Taupe As An Accent Colour

You don’t need to use taupe in a traditional sense on the walls to appreciate the beauty of this neutral colour.

I absolutely love this taupe hallway look, paint the doors in taupe so it becomes an accent colour in the space. It adds warmth and a cohesive feel when all doors are painted in the same shade. It can be a lovely alternative to oak doors or those painted white.

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10. A Soft Place To Perch

As we’ve already seen, taupe works really well as an accent colour in a neutral hallway. It brings a lovely touch of warmth and depth to the space and can easily be achieved with furniture.

A taupe cushioned bench like this provides a perfect place to perch in a hallway, a functional and aesthetically pleasing look that can be styled in a modern, traditional or Scandinavian inspired hallway.

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11. Balance Light With Dark

Good interior design is all about balancing the light with dark for a restful and cohesive space.

Taupe is used here as the dominant colour, whilst white is worked in to create a light and crisp contrast. The rich walnut bannister provides definition and a a visually interesting element in the space. A perfect balance, don’t you think?

Which of these taupe hallway ideas is your favourite?

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Before You Go…

I have stacks of other hallway inspiration on my blog to get your teeth stuck into, but what about dark narrow hallways? I share with you my exact before and after transformation of a dark narrow and uninviting Victorian terrace hallway and actionable tips you can use in your own hallway….

How to lighten a dark narrow hallway

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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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