These mudroom paint ideas will help you think about the style and personality you want the room to embody.
Casual and funIf this is where things get silly (or let’s face it, a little out of control) before school in the mornings, keep the mood light and cheerful with primary colors such as bright orange or red. If your room isn’t big or if it doesn’t have enough natural light to pull off orange or red walls, use the colors as the fronts or insets of your open wall cabinets. You can even use a different color for each child to help keep things organized.
Modern and boldSleek lines and lots of white with bold, colored accents define the modern look. If your style trends toward minimalist but you have many things in your mudroom, choose a stark white for the walls and cabinetry and let the coats and shoes add the majority of color. This will simplify the look of the room and keep it from appearing too busy. You can also paint the top of a bench with a bright color, such as Leap Frog, and add a colorful rug and you won’t be overdoing it.
Transitional is the look that pairs well with traditional but is more contemporary. It’s also the style that lasts longest. Use lots of whites and cool yellows or grays. Both colors look great with tile or hardwood floors.
Transitional and timeless
Rustic and warmIf you like to blur the lines between inside and out, choose warm rustic colors that you can find in nature. Keep your wood natural and pair it with burgundies, dark greens, or deep oranges. The overall feel will be one of an autumn walk through the woods.
Paint over the scuff marks and fingerprints and start seeing your mudroom for what it really is — an asset that not everyone has. And who knows, your clean, new version may inspire others in the family to hang things up and put shoes where they belong!