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Entryway paint ideas that make an impression


The entryway leads you back into your safe place at the end of the day. It’s also the space where you greet family and friends—and welcome people you might be meeting for the first time. All these important uses make your entryway a room with the power to make a first and lasting impression.

It’s also a high-impact space that takes a regular beating from wet boots, clothing, and umbrellas. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful as well. A fresh coat of paint can transform your entryway and keep this vital, hardworking space looking clean and welcoming. Try these color ideas for a fresh look.

Mix dramatic wall colors with natural light and white trim

Some entryways feature windows that let in a lot of light. In this case, consider deep and dramatic wall colors with white trim and ceiling. A Red Gumball entryway color can stimulate and revitalize you and encourage a high-energy evening. Playful orange invokes the warmth of the sun and creates a fun environment that says ‘welcome!’ Purples or a Dragonfly add European elegance and a touch of mystery.

Welcome nature inside with comforting browns and beiges

Because your entryway lives next door to the outside world, you could bring nature inside by using earth tones to harmonize the interior and exterior. Comforting beiges or a Fudge Truffle translate into instant relaxation while tranquil greens instill peace and soothe jangled nerves. Calming aquas bring to mind sunsets on the beach and fresh mountain streams. You can inspire a quick mental getaway with freshly painted earth tones in the entryway.



Keep it sophisticated and simple with grays and creams

Tap into one of the most popular paint colors this season: gray and its many shades Light grays provide a clean and simple look, while darker grays infuse a hint of sophistication. Creams work with available light while also setting up your colorful accents for success, whether it’s a bouquet of flowers on a table or a painting on the wall. A Spiced Butternut or pale green can invite people in and make them feel right at home.



Entryway inspirations can come in a wide array of welcoming colors. Setting the right mood in your entryway will keep spirits refreshed and stand up to years of comings and goings in all seasons.

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