I love wainscoting. It can change a simple room into something elegant and beautiful. Try painting it a different color for a modern look.
Love the accent painting on the risers. Formal entrance hall in neutral colors - Benjamin Moore - tapestry beige walls, simply white stair risers, trim and wainscoting, kendal charcoal accent
Benjamin Moore Moonshine is a bright paint colour for a dark hallway. Looks good with board and batten, wainscoting and wood flooring by Young House Love