Look! Hallways That Make Us Feel Frumpy

Look! Hallways That Make Us Feel Frumpy

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Sarah Rae Smith
Sep 10, 2009

In many apartment complexes, condos and loft buildings, companies like to keep things neutral and plain. We understand why, but the more buildings we venture into for house tours and visiting friends, the more we can't help but notice, most everyone's hallway is boring, bland, and a little overwhelming when it comes to color.

Most places like to keep a neutral color on the walls, without turning to white. Condos and communities want you to feel at home and white has always been the fear of a renter. But instead, low lighting and warm tones tend to make hallways and entryways feel the inside of a squash.

This photo is of our own hallway and although our own space is packed full of light, bright and bold colors (and flattering lighting for people and paint choices!), the hallways seem to be sucking the life out of us lately. As soon as we walk out the door things feel deflated and overly orange!

Do your hallways effect your mood? Have you ever not rented or bought into a property because the shared spaces had some questionable taste?

Leave us your thoughts in the comments below!

(Image: Sarah Rae Trover)

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