Liven up your hall with rich hues

Use purple to make your hall the main attraction.

First impressions are important, and nothing makes a warmer welcome like purple. Rich and sumptuous yet inviting and intimate, purple is a wonderful colour if you want to give your entranceway an instant makeover.

Rich, earthy purples like mauve, orchard and violet look striking when paired with white tiles. You could paint the lower half of the wall a darker shade and the top half a lighter shade for a more subtle variation. For a royal look, try purple with gold. For a sleek, sophisticated feel, pair purple with a glossy black.