Entryways not only connect the outside of your home to your interior (see my last blog post, Entryways and Interior Design – Moving from the Outside, In – Furniture) but they are the first impression of your home’s style and who you are.

When you are deciding what color makes sense in your entryway, wall color is the foundation; it provides a backdrop for any furniture and accessories you may include.

Considering wall color, it can coordinate with other wall colors in your home, or strike out on its own, and could be a color that you feature in accessories in an adjacent area; and what about wallpaper??

A continuation and connection to nearby areas….


A contrast that still coordinates…


Something that’s bright and welcoming, from the Gropius House in Lincoln, MA, that coordinates with the cork flooring on the stairs;


And more orange…that coordinates well with the accessories shown…


What about wallpaper?

Something more traditional, but with color and impact?


So colorful!!  Maharani wallpaper by Osborne and Little.


Something that’s quieter, but provides pattern and interest…and connection to other spaces in the home.