Popular Entryway Colors & Painting Tips

What color should I paint my entryway?

Popular Entryway Colors & Painting Tips

Popular Entryway Paint Colors

More than a place to leave your shoes.

Looking for the right paint colors for your homes entry way? Have an entry way you want to add a splash of color to? Use our step-by-step entry way painting guide to get started on your room painting project and to find the right entryway colors that work for you.

STEP 1:

Popular Entryway Colors & Painting Tips

Choose your color

STEP 1:

The entry way is an introduction to your home and sets the stage for greeting your family, friends and visitors. Use lighting and decor to create a dramatic atmosphere in this area. Consider bold and dramatic paint colors that resonate with depth to create an immediate impact.

Cool and Relaxing

Master the fine art of creating a wow factor with this spectacular cool blue, Ship’s Harbor. Use a sharp trim color like Delicate White in your entry space to create contrast. Tie in accents with paint colors like Obsession and Fudge for a finished look.

Warm And Inviting

Make a bold entrance with a red like Rum Raisin and a warm, softened white like Candlelit Beige. Fill in the rest of the entrance with furniture and decor in a soothing tan like Creamy Caramel and a rich brown like Fudge Truffle to complete the look.

Classic Off-White

Create a beautiful entrance filled with creamy whites like Glazed Pears and Delicate White. Add a softened brown like Sarsaparilla to give your guests a warm welcome. Find home goods in a bright color like Field Poppy to make your entrance pop.

STEP 2:

Popular Entryway Colors & Painting Tips

Choose The Right Product

STEP 2:

Select from our premium PPG Paints products for a fresh look that will last, especially in high traffic areas like hallways that require a durable finish.

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STEP 3:

Popular Entryway Colors & Painting Tips

Choose The Right Supplies

STEP 3:

Select the right paint supplies to achieve a more professional result and finish your projects more quickly with little hassle. Our PPG dealers offer a wide variety of painting supplies to complete any project.

The Basics:

  • Paint brushes
  • Paint roller tray
  • Paint roller
Other Items You May Need

Popular Entryway Colors & Painting Tips

Other Items You May Need

  • Caulking and caulking gun
  • Sandpaper
  • Drop cloths
  • Poles
  • Putty Knife
  • Painter's tape
  • Step ladder 
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STEP 4:

Popular Entryway Colors & Painting Tips

Prepare For Painting

STEP 4:

Select the right paint supplies to achieve a more professional result and finish your projects more quickly with little hassle. Our PPG dealers offer a wide variety of painting supplies to complete any project.

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Prep The Room

Popular Entryway Colors & Painting Tips

Prep The Room

Remove draperies, pictures, nightlights and switch and outlet cover plates. Arrange drop cloths to protect carpeting, furniture and any areas not to be painted.

Fix & Clean The Surface

Popular Entryway Colors & Painting Tips

Fix & Clean The Surface

Fill holes, imperfections and cracks with caulk or spackle. Use a damp cloth to remove any dirt or dust on walls and baseboards. You may need to use a mild detergent to remove any contaminants or crayon, marker and finger paint stains.

Tape Off Areas

Popular Entryway Colors & Painting Tips

Tape Off Areas

Tape off woodwork and other areas not to be painted at the time.

Prime The Surface

Popular Entryway Colors & Painting Tips

Prime The Surface

Be sure to prime any new or bare surfaces and problem areas. If you have chosen a color that is substantially lighter, you may need to prime.

STEP 5:

Popular Entryway Colors & Painting Tips

Start Painting Your Entryway

STEP 5:

You’re ready to begin painting your entryway. Start painting from the top down, working from unpainted areas into wet, painted areas. Oil paints take longer to dry and allow you to brush across the surface several times for a smooth, even finish. Latex paints dry faster and only one or two strokes are needed. Please refer to the Product Label, TDS or MSDS for safety and detailed application instructions.

How To Paint An Entryway With A Brush

Popular Entryway Colors & Painting Tips

How To Paint An Entryway With A Brush

For best results with a brush, dip half the length of the bristles into your paint. Tap the brush gently against the side of the can, but do not wipe it across the lip. Hold the handle near the base, applying light pressure with your fingertips to make the bristles flex slightly.

How To Paint An Entryway With A Roller

Popular Entryway Colors & Painting Tips

How To Paint An Entryway With A Roller

For best results with a roller, slowly roll it back and forth in the lower end of your roller tray until it is well covered. Then use the ridges in the upper portion of the tray to remove excess paint. Roll on the paint using even strokes to ensure a uniform look and coverage.

Paint The Ceiling First

Popular Entryway Colors & Painting Tips

Paint The Ceiling First

Start with the ceiling first. Using a brush, paint a two-inch-wide strip on the ceiling where it meets the wall. Then, start in a corner and begin rolling across the short length of the ceiling, continuing to where it ends.

Painting The Walls

Popular Entryway Colors & Painting Tips

Painting The Walls

Tape off any woodwork, window frames, and door trim first. Paint a two-inch-wide strip along the areas near the trim with a brush. Then, using a roller, create the letter "M" on your wall. Fill in the area, rolling from left to right until the surface is completely painted. Remember to roll on the paint with even strokes to ensure a uniform coverage.

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