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Painted banister ideas to transform your staircase

If you want to elevate your hall, stairs and landing, switching up the colour of your banister is a great place to start. Painted banisters ensure a perfect finish and a shade you love.

Painted wood banister ideas

Do you love the look of a painted wooden banister? It’s easy to see why! Painted wood boasts a traditional appeal that works in cosy homes and sleek, minimal spaces.

Combining painted wood with metal or glass

There are a couple of ways you can bring a painted wooden staircase into your home. Consider your space’s style before picking materials that work for you. If you’re struggling to decide, explore our staircase designs to help unlock the potential of your hall, stairs and landing.

All parts made from painted wood

Choosing a banister made from all painted wooden elements, including the handrail, spindles, newel posts and caps, provides a timeless finish that can work well in family homes.

Painted wood and glass panels

To compliment a modern home, consider a design that includes some painted wood and some glass panels. These are a sleek alternative to traditional spindles. Glass panelling lets light shine through, opening up smaller staircases and creating a striking feature in larger spaces.

Painted wood handrails with metal spindles

Choose metal spindles combined with painted wood handrails for a sleek yet homely take on your staircase design. Neutral colours, like cool grey and shades of white, combine perfectly with stainless steel. At the same time, dark painted wood can be enhanced with bronze spindles.

Choosing a staircase that suits your home

One of the main benefits of painted staircases is choosing a colour you love. With a rainbow of shades available at Neville Johnson, you won’t be held back by the natural colour of your materials. Need inspiration for your customised staircase? Let’s explore some tried-and-tested combinations.

Black, white and grey staircases

Black and white painted staircases are a striking feature for traditional or contemporary homes. This design can be complimented by black and white patterned tiles in the hallway or a neutral jute carpet to keep the design grounded.

White, glass and steel staircases

Bright, minimal homes are perfect for white, glass and steel staircases. This scheme comprises white painted risers, brushed steel handrails and crystal-clear glass panelling.

Oak and off-white staircases

If you’re designing a staircase for your traditional home, you might want to maintain some natural wood finish. Bring in painted banister elements in your spindles or risers, picking a subtle off-white shade like ivory, pearl or porcelain to make your wooden staircase unique.

Whether you stick to neutral shades or add a pop of colour, there are endless ways to personalise your staircase with Neville Johnson. Book your free design visit today, or request a brochure for more inspiration before starting.