Neutral colors are best for hallways and stairways, so they match other paint colors in the house. This allows you to use bolder colors in main living areas without clashing with the stairway or hallway. We recommend selecting a light-colored paint to brighten up these often-darker spaces.
Glossy paints are perfect because they reflect light and are easy to clean. If you don’t want a glossy look then we suggest a satin or semi-satin finish, which will still be easy to clean. We recommend you stay away from flat paint or eggshell paint finishes for hallways and stairways.