The 9 Best Foyer Paint Colors

Foyer with white walls and a wooden door
Sherwin-Williams Extra White SW 7006. Instagram / public311design
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    Best White: Sherwin-Williams Extra White

    Benjamin Moore Extra White swatch
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    Your home's foyer is a transitional room that can sometimes be an afterthought, but really should be one of the most important design decisions you make in your home. The foyer is the first space guests see when they enter your house, so it's important to set the mood and tone for the rest of your place. The right paint color depends on the size of your foyer and the tone you want to set.

    Whether you have a large or small space, a crisp, clean white is always a great choice. Sherwin-Williams' Extra White is a cool tone that opens up the foyer and highlights any of the natural light. This entryway from public311design is simple, but welcoming and modern, and makes a great impression on guests. Find out how much paint you need with The Spruce's Paint Calculator. 

    Sherwin-Williams Extra White SW 7006

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    Best Pink: The Spruce Best Home Rose Power

    The Spruce paint swatch in Rose Power
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    If you want to play with color but you don't want to overwhelm the space, a soft pink can add a romantic touch that works beautifully in a foyer. The Spruce's Rose Power is a soft medium pink that is subtle enough to welcome guests and transition your space, but with just enough color to add a little depth. 

    The Spruce Best Home Rose Power SPR-20

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    Best Gray: Farrow & Ball Dimpse

    Farrow + Ball Dimpse color swatch
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    If you have a lot of cuts and architectural details or very high ceilings in your foyer, a color with a little depth to it will highlight the space. We love Farrow & Ball's Dimpse because it's a soft cool gray that reminds you of the air at twilight, but it's not dark or overwhelming. 

    Farrow & Ball Dimpse No. 277

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    Best Navy: Benjamin Moore Hale Navy

    Benjamin Moore Hale Navy
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    A color like Benjamin Moore's Hale Navy is a great way to make a statement in your home. This rich navy is a classic shade that is incredibly saturated and lends a moody tone to your foyer. Keep your trim and accessories light and airy, and navy will feel cozy and safe when you walk in.

    Benjamin Moore Hale Navy HC 154

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    Best Beige: Benjamin Moore Sparrow

    Sparrow AF-720 by Benjamin Moore
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    A beige such as Benjamin Moore's Sparrow is a good choice if you have a lot of different accessory colors or shades of wood, and you want a foyer paint color that ties them all together. This rich, latte-like beige is just dark enough to add depth, but won't feel dreary. 

    Benjamin Moore Sparrow AF 720

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    Best Blue: Sherwin-Williams Aqua-Sphere

    Sherwin-Williams Aqua-Sphere paint swatch
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    We love Sherwin-Williams' Aqua-Sphere because it can play similarly to a neutral, but still adds a fun pop of color to your entryway. It gives us major beach decor feels and complements a lot of different color palettes. 

    Sherwin-Williams Aqua-Sphere SW 7613

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    Best Green: Magnolia Silverado Sage

    Magnolia Silverado Sage swatch
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    Magnolia's Silverado Sage is a muted green shade that is lovely for a foyer of any size or shape. It has soft blue undertones and pairs wonderfully with either white or natural wood accents. Finish the look with a fresh bouquet of eucalyptus on your console table.

    Magnolia Silverado Sage 

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    Best Bright: Sherwin-Williams Reflecting Pool

    Sherwin-Williams Reflecting Pool
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    While many foyers stay neutral and minimalistic, that doesn't mean you can't experiment with a little color, especially if you want to stay true to the rest of your space. Sherwin-Williams' Reflecting Pool is a rich teal shade that packs a punch without feeling too whimsical. It has rich green undertones and pairs beautifully with natural wood. 

    Sherwin-Williams Reflecting Pool SW 6486

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    Best Purple: The Spruce Best Home Lilac Sand

    The Spruce paint swatch in Lilac Sand
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    We absolutely adore The Spruce's Lilac Sand for any foyer. Not only will it open up a smaller space and help it appear light and airy, but the dusty lavender undertones add a lovely hint of color that works well with a variety of decorating styles.  

    The Spruce Best Home Lilac Sand SPR-19

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    Best Greige: Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter

    Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter swatch
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    If your home is classic, you'll want a foyer shade that sets a mature yet modern feel for the rest of your home. Benjamin Moore's Revere Pewter is a greige shade that lends just enough gray to feel modern, but contains rich beige undertones to cast a warmth to your space. It's perfect for a traditional home or a modern farmhouse look. 

    Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter HC 172