Popular Paint Colors for Foyers

Posted by Sam Sundeleaf on Thursday, December 10, 2020

Often, we see people invest a great amount of time and thought into the colors for their bedrooms, living rooms, and kitchens because they feel that this will express their personalities the most. One place that should not be overlooked however is the foyer. Although it would feel easy to simply use whatever paint you have left over to paint the foyer, you may want to pause and give it a little more thought. 

It is important to remember that the foyer is the first impression that will be presented to your guests. Rather than looking at it as a place to quickly drop your bags and say hello,  the foyer will actually portray the atmosphere that you want your guests to experience in your home 

With that said, let’s talk about some color options that may help you decide the right paint for your home’s foyer.


We have seen white take on a whole new modern trend these days. A white foyer can present a crisp and clean place for your guests to enter into. It takes on the natural highlights that your furniture and lighting bring to your home. With the right decor, this can be the perfect way to give a first impression. 

Navy Blue

We know, navy blue is quite the opposite of white however painting a foyer navy blue can give that warm, safe feeling to your guests as they walk into the door. Accented with lighter colored decor creates a perfect balance of necessary coziness that will make your guests feel they are in the right place.

Light Gray

If you’re looking for flexibility, light gray brings just enough color to make your house a home without standing out too brightly for your guests. It allows for the feeling of comfort because of the depth of the color, but it also allows you the flexibility in your decorating style. Light gray is also the perfect color if you are wanting to showcase high ceilings or other special architecture that is already in your foyer. It will bring your guests’ eyes to the places that you really want to showcase in your first impressions.


If you’re wanting to give your foyer a hint of color, lilac is a perfect choice for you because it is still general enough to be versatile, however it brings a kiss of color that can brighten any room and help guests feel that your home is bright and airy as they enter.

Bright colors

Bright colors are often the exception in foyers because it may require more rigidness in the color choices throughout your home, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t choose a bright color. If you are wanting a bright color in your foyer, go for it. We do recommend that you choose a color that has some warmer undertones so that the first impression of your home can still be inviting for your guests.

So what kind of first impression do you want for your home? Before choosing your foyer’s colors, consider your personality and style and then go for it!  Are you ready to talk about colors? Contact us today and we will be happy to help. 

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