Popular Entryway Colors & Painting Tips

Entryway Painting Guide

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 entryway? Do you have an entryway that needs a splash of color? Use our step-by-step entryway painting guide to get started on your room painting project, and to find the right entryway paint colors that work for you.

STEP 1:

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Choose your color

STEP 1:

The entryway is an introduction to your home and sets the stage for greeting your family, friends and visitors. Use lighting and décor to create a dramatic atmosphere in this area. Consider these bold and dramatic paint color choices 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 color like Delicate White for your entry space trim, for 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 paint color like Rum Raisin and a warm, softened white like Candlelit Beige. Fill in the rest of the entrance with furniture and décor in a soothing tan like Creamy Caramel and a rich brown like Fudge Truffleto complete the look.

Classic Off-White

To create a classic entrance, fill the space 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:

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Choose The Right Product

STEP 2:

Once you have made your paint color choices, 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:

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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

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Other Items You May Need

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

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Prepare For Painting

STEP 4:

Prep the Room

 
  • Remove draperies, pictures, nightlights and switch and outlet cover plates.
  • Remove furniture from the room, if possible, but if not move to the center of the room
  • Arrange drop cloths to protect carpeting, any remaining furniture and any areas not to be painted.


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Fix & Clean The Surface

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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

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Tape Off Areas

  • Tape off woodwork, window frames, and door trim.

  • Tape off any other areas that will not to be painted at this time. 

Prime The Surface

Popular Entryway Colors & Painting Tips

Prime The Surface

  • Be sure to prime any new or bare surfaces, as well as problem areas.
  • If you have chosen a paint color that is substantially lighter, you will also need to prime.
  • Priming will allow you to use less coats of paint to cover the old color, and make sure that all areas match.
STEP 5:

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Paint Your Entryway

STEP 5:

Paint the entryway 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.

  • 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

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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

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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.

Painting The Walls

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Painting The Walls

  • 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.

  • After letting the paint completely dry, you may need to lightly touch up any areas that do not match the rest of the walls.

Remember to roll on the paint with even strokes to ensure a uniform coverage. 

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