Welcome in the New Year with the Top 11 Paint Colors for Entryways

The foyer is your home’s magic portal, through which family, friends, and guests enter. For better or worse, it’s where they get their first impression. Shouldn’t that impression be as smart and fresh as you are? In 2019, proudly display your home’s true spirit with one of these trending paint colors for entryways! Paintzen even offers free 8″ x 8″ swatches for you to try in your own home!

PPG Dark Blue Walls Entryway with Family Photos

Photo: withinthegrove

Many of us love a home whose walls and permanent elements (like tile floors) are neutral because it’s easy to maintain. But sometimes neutral is so, well, neutral. Give your home a pop of color with an entryway accent wall in deep navy, like Cavalry.

PPG Purple Walls Entryway with Bookcase
Photo: Huffington Post

On the color wheel, purple and green are secondary colors, made by blending the primary colors, red, blue, and yellow. Because these colors play well so together, it’s easy to partner them confidently in your own design. Wild Plum and Goody Gumdrop would make for a particularly happy pairing in any foyer.

PPG Slate Blue Entryway with wood floors
Milestone Community Builders

Smoky blue-gray is a classic paint color for a foyer because it works with so many design styles. Here, it sets off the home’s rustic elegance.

PPG Napoleon blue entryway with settee
Photo: Secrets of a Hostess

Mid-tone blue, often called Napoleon blue, is a medium-dark hue with timeless appeal. It works beautifully with ultra-traditional, refined spaces like the foyer in this century-old New Jersey home, done by Michael Maher Design.

Entryway with PPG sea-blue walls and weathered hooks with hats and scarves
Photo: Stylejuicer

The entryway to this vintage seaside shack in New Zealand captures all the color and verve of the ocean. The owner describes her style as elegant, layered, and quirky, but we’d add colorful, too. Love this seaside feel? Paint your walls Blue Calypso or get a swatch of another similar blue color!

PPG Charcoal gray entryway with chalkboard
Photo: Lia Griffith

As in many older homes, this one has a small entryway that serves as a hall, with doors on each wall going to other rooms in the house. Having that many doorways in one, small area gives the space a disjointed quality. To unify the space, the owner painted the front door and walls dark gray (similar to Cracked Slate). Then she turned her attention to the interior doors. Two, which she planned to keep, had the original pocket doors, which she left intact. The third was an empty doorway to her studio, which she decided to close off (there’s another entrance in a better location). She hung a hollow-core door and painted it with chalkboard paint, then put a small table in front of it to block the door. In this way, the third door became a focal point, rather than an eyesore.

Warm red entryway with gray rustic bench
Photo: Country Living

Rich red with orange undertones sets the stage for this dramatic-yet-casual entry hall. Add your own bench, find some cool coat hooks and a cute rug, and you have the makings of a personal, inviting space.

Salmon pink entryway with stairwell and gallerywall
Photo: Domino

Take the hue in the previous photo down a notch and you get a bold, cheery salmon paint color, similar to Primrose Garden. In a Victorian home (or any home with architectural details like this stairwell) bright colors, like pink, accentuate the home’s strong bones.

Grass green foyer with chinoiserie hall table and ornate bone mirror
Photo: House Beautiful

Impart cheer with a happy, grass green wall color. Freshen it up with the surprise of eclectic furnishings: a graphic Dhurrie rug, a metallic chinoiserie table, and a beautiful mirror. As secondary colors, green and orange (like green and purple) make pretty partners. Pro tip: Paintzen has had success painting trim the same color as the walls (similar to Grassy Meadow, here) for a look that lets the eye move fluidly around the space.

Light airy entryway with cream walls and blue-gray ceiling and door
Photo: For Your Home

Changing your hallway paint color doesn’t necessarily mean changing the walls. Add a dose of style and whimsy with a painted ceiling and matching door. Here, gray paint stands out against creamy white.

White entryway with salmon door and orange yellow brown dhurrie rug
Photo: Design Crush

Or by the same token, paint your door a cheerful pink then carry color through with a matching rug. (This is a great tip for renters who can’t repaint walls, but could easily retouch a door.)

Paintzen is here to repaint your entryway. Learn more about our Services and get a quote for your new space today!