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.
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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. The entryway above from public311design is simple, but welcoming and modern, and it makes a great impression on guests. If you're looking to get a similar effect, find out how much paint you need with The Spruce's Paint Calculator.
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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.
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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.
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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.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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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.
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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.
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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.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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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.
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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.