Paint it: Super dark brick hallways, unless made of grey brick, can often seem Silence-Of-The-Lambs-ish. Unless you're willing to invest in UH-MAY-ZING lighting and fine art, paint dark brick hallways white to liven up the space and allow yourself to create a bold palette such as black and white. This is also a great way to experiment with your inner Dorothy Draper. Don't know who she is? Shame on you! Read about her style here.