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10 Fresh Entryway Paint Color Ideas

First impressions count. Bring spaces alive with color.
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Ten uplifting concepts for a redefined space.

photography by PAUL COSTELLO

When you only have one shot at a first impression, make it count with a fresh coat of paint. Get inspired with these bright ideas and bring your space to life!

photography by ANGELA MOORE

cool blue
A soothing shade of teal instills tranquillity with a welcoming tone.

Paint color: "Bella blue" by Benjamin Moore

You can add color to any small space. Take a peek at how these small spaces explode with color.

photography by JUSTIN BERNHAUT

shades of gray
A unique combination of sophisticated neutrals inspires an elegant space with a hint of color.

Paint color (gray wall): "Blackened estate emulsion" by Farrow & Ball

Paint color (cream trim and baseboard): "Pointing" by Farrow & Ball

Paint color (taupe paneling): "Shaded white" by Farrow & Ball

Don't stop there. We have more ideas with a gray, cream and taupe palette.

photography by JAMES MERRELL

finding balance
The versatility of an all-white space encourages creative freedom with design. Offset the bare with bold statement pieces and patterned upholstery.

Paint color: "Blackened" by Farrow & Ball

Decorator Sharon Simonaire has many more decorating tips we learned from.


color in focus
Mudrooms don't have to live up to their name. This overlooked space is transformed with a lively color accent. We're loving the whimsical antlers that double as hooks!

Paint color: "Alizarin red" by AC Moore

What's black, white, and red all over? These great decorating tips.

photography by PAUL COSTELLO

complementary palettes
Downplay the intensity of dark colors, with soft tones in surrounding rooms.

Paint color (living room): "Zephyr" by Behr

Paint color (study): "Delicious Berry" by Behr

Paint color (bedroom): "Pear #400A-3" by Behrr

Not afraid of color? Try these fantastic colors for your office space next.


a staircase diy
No rug, no problem! Roll out the red carpet with a fresh coat of paint.

Paint color (red stairs): "Redstone regal" by Benjamin Moore

Sealant: Bentwood finishes stays clear acrylic polyurethane low luster sealant by Benjamin Moore

Here's our guide to painting your staircase.

photography by JUSTIN BERNHAUT

bright brass
Vintage details add a polished finish to monotone schemes.

Paint color: "Glacier sand" by Pratt & Lambert

While you're at it, here are simple ways to style your table.

photography by PAUL COSTELLO

define with color
A dominant hue establishes clear boundaries within ambiguous spaces.

Paint color: "Myth" by Pratt & Lambert


easy window treatments
Pass on the space-consuming drapes and opt for simple decals to frame the windows and doors.

Paint color (walls): "Navajo white" by Benjamin Moore;

Paint color (floors): "Chocolate floor stain" by Benjamin Moore

Small space? Here are some ideas for decorating an apartment foyer.

photography by ANNIE SCHLECHTER

minimal duo
Heavily saturated colors focalize the contemporary decor, as the vertically stacked prints establish a sense of balance in cluttered areas.

Paint color: "Tuder brown" by Benjamin Moore

Want to mix it up? Here is the perfect chocolate, lavender and lemon palette.