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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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photography by MIGUEL FLORES-VIANNA

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.

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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.

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photography by FRANCOIS DISCHINGER

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.

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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.

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photography by PAUL COSTELLO

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

Paint color: "Myth" by Pratt & Lambert

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photography by FLORES-VIANNA MIGUEL

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.

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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.