Our hallway was originally the bland color that covered the rest of the house. I believe most call it contractor's beige. So I dragged Jeremy to the checkout at Lowe's to pay $5 for the ugliest paint known to man. We called it Ronald McDonald yellow. It looked like our hall got vomited on by the mustard man. It probably would have been a fine color in a different situation - but not this space. So we kept it through March and then opened Jeremy's wallet once more to purchase "churchhill wheat". It totally worked.
A couple more frames and some additional family pictures and we will be set. I would be thrilled to cover the whole hall with a family tree of sorts. So family - send them, send them all!