Ready to see a colourful hallway reveal!? This basic white hallway now has a fun rainbow wall :) Okay… I also fixed some things (ceiling, baseboards) and cleaned everything up… but the colourful walls are definitely the boldest new thing! I think even those that don’t like rainbows as much could still love this space :)
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This was an 8-week makeover that I completed in about 6? I justttt got back from vacation (details next week!), so I had to finish the hallway ahead of time.
Follow my Spring 2022 One Room Challenge full hallway project here:
1. Before Photos and Plans | 2. Textured Ceiling Repair | 3. Painting Sliding Closet Doors | 4. Mixing Paint at Home | 5. Broom Closet Organization | 6. Step-By-Step Baseboard Installation | 7. Paint a Multi-Coloured Stencil
In case you skipped the links above, here’s what the hallway looked like before:
When we bought our house just over two years ago, the sellers had painted the subfloor and the walls were off-white. Not sure if you can tell in the photo above, but our kitchen used to be closed in by a couple of walls.
Other than adding new floors (a dark vinyl plank) and removing those walls, we hadn’t done much to update the hallway.
But now that same angle looks like this! I chose to do the front wall with the bottom blue to match our adjoining living room and entry.
Then the colourful rainbow fun begins!
Colourful Hallway Details
Peep that little rainbow prism glow on the wall too. We are very serious about our rainbows around here!
And yes, the rainbow bathroom… ha…
One of the bigger changes (that you probably didn’t notice) is the ceiling.
Previously, it was discoloured along the edges, and there were missing patches next to the light.
I replaced the VERY expired smoke detector with a smoke/CO combo. That way, I could eliminate the plug-in one below. (That our youngest always tested).
Honestly, the hallway is still very much white! I really wanted a subtle rainbow, and I think that I achieved the look :)
Because our bedrooms are BOLD. The hallway needed to hint at the colour that was coming, but not compete with them. The view above is standing in our purple primary bedroom, looking into the shared kids’ red bedroom.
I didn’t use the same colours with the rainbow stencil, but they are similar.
Our house is definitely full of fun colours!
I also tried to have as much of the colourful pattern showing.
Before, we had our growth chart on this wall. And Élise had put a LOT of paintings on her door (to cover up her marker mess of course). You can also spot the plug-in CO detector too (and where the purple painting used to hang).
I relocated most of the stuff to the small section near the kitchen. The growth chart was chopped in half and repainted. I really like the grey!
Looking the other way, we have Félix’s yellow striped nursery. The yellow from the stencil is very similar to this colour, but against all the others, it almost disappears in real life. Zachary, my oldest, tells me he can never see the yellow, but he definitely sees it in the bedroom!
More About our Rainbow Hallway
And there’s the yellow glow coming from the room :) Depending on the time of day, each bedroom casts its colours into the hallway – a big reason why I wanted to keep the base white!
This is not a big space by any means, so thanks for looking at all these photos, ha!
Backing up, we see how the hallway plays into the layout of the new kitchen. Remember, there used to be a wall here (with a small entrance near the fridge).
My vision was always to have a fun colourful pattern on the wall, visible from the dining room (just behind me in the photo above).
And this is the view from my office area. With our Élise helping. Zachary now says that rainbow is his favourite colour, and I can imagine that the hallway helped with that :)
I mean, who wouldn’t like rainbows with a hallway like this!?
Here’s a close-up of the “command centre” section near the kitchen. The calendar used to be in the middle, but I moved it over, purchased a frame to corral the kid art, and stuffed the now-skinny growth chart in. The art has already changed a bit since taking this photo, ha.
Once again, here are some before shots. The original one shows more of the kitchen wall we removed.
And above is me standing the place of that wall!
About the One Room Challenge
Linda of Calling it Home created the first 6-week makeover challenge 10 years ago! Since then, it’s become a bi-annual event with thousands of completed rooms so far. Visit the One Room Challenge blog to see all the projects. It’s the reveal week – so it’s going to be GOOD!
Follow my hallway makeover:
- Hallway Makeover Plans (Week 1)
- Textured Ceiling Repair (Week 2)
- Painting Sliding Closet Doors (Week 3)
- Mix Paint at Home (Week 4)
- Broom Closet Organization (Week 5)
- Step-by-Step Baseboard Install (Week 6)
- Paint a Multi-Coloured Stencil (Week 7)
And my past One Room Challenges:
- Spring 2016: Basement Half-Bathroom Addition
- Spring 2017: Bro’s Budget Bathroom
- Fall 2017: Garage Makeover
- Fall 2018: Basement Kitchen Renovation (which we didn’t complete until much later, you can check it out here)
- Spring 2019: Main Bedroom 1 AND Main Bedroom 2
- Fall 2019: Not-so-Neutral Nursery
- Spring 2020: New Main Bedroom
- Fall 2020: White and Rainbow Bathroom
- Spring 2021: Shared Kids’ Red Bedroom
- Fall 2021: Cleaned Basement Refresh
Can’t wait to see you next time :)
I hope you’ve enjoyed this extensive photo tour of our colourful hallway reveal! Come back next week for my trip details, and then we’re diving into the cottage :) Oh, and I think I have an idea for our next One Room Challenge… but we’ll see!
And, let me know how much you love this colourful rainbow hallway, ha.