Color in the Entryway

Happy Cinco de Mayo, friends! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. It was a little rainy and chilly around here, so I decided to spend most of the weekend inside completing a couple projects. If you remember, a few weeks ago I got three new entry doors installed in my house.

Color in the Entryway | Inspired by Charm

One of those doors was my front door. As you walk in that door, there is a small entryway between my office and dining room. Last year I had a leak in the bathroom above this space. When I painted the office, I was able to fix most of the issues, but this little entryway needed some love as well. I was going to paint it when I painted the office, but decided against that since I assumed the molding around the front door would be disturbed when the new door was installed. Long story short, I finally got this area painted.

Color in the Entryway | Inspired by Charm

While it’s not a huge space, it actually took most of Sunday. All of the trim, ceiling, and walls got a fresh coat!

Color in the Entryway | Inspired by Charm

Initially, I had planned to paint the walls the same color as the office, Aloof Gray. After giving it some more thought, I decided I needed to bring some color back into my life.

Color in the Entryway | Inspired by Charm

I’m not sure how I got there, but Banana Cream from Sherwin Williams was the winner. Fun fact: this is actually a lighter version of the color my dining room used to be before going gray.

Color in the Entryway | Inspired by Charm

As of right now, I really like the color, however I do not love it. Yet. I was hoping the current accessories would work with the new color, but they just aren’t doing it for me. I’m thinking about switching things around and going with a yellow, navy, and teal color scheme.

However, what I do love about the color is that it’s so welcoming and cheery for an entry. I always hated this space because it was dark and dreary. Now it’s so sunny and happiness inducing. Especially when you first walk into the space. Ultimately, I think the color will work. If not, I’ll try something else.

Color in the Entryway | Inspired by Charm

I’m now on the hunt for some front door decor. (As much as I love my bunny wreath, it’s no longer Easter.) I’m actually struggling with what to put on the front door. I want something unique and colorful. Any suggestions or sources?

Color in the Entryway | Inspired by Charm

This space also lacks any sort of light. Today I’m working up a little DIY fixture and, if all goes well, I’ll be sharing that on the blog tomorrow.

What do you think of the new color?

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  • Michelle at

    Love love love the entry hall color you chose! I’m wondering if the reason your not digging the accessories you’ve placed there is due to the picture frames? All of the hardware surrounding that area is dark which warms the space so very nicely while the Banana Creme brightens and cheers the space. But you’ve got the harshness of those frames and they really don’t blend well with the wall color. They actually get lost. Maybe try changing out the frames for your prints. I really enjoy reading your blog!

  • Barb Feidler at

    Hi Michael Love your color choice. I have similar colors in my home. For your door…back here in St Marys we have a shop you’d love…Quail Hill Soap Company on Erie Ave. We do a lot of crafty projects there. We do a lot of painting on glass and wood with chalk paint. We are doing this large wooden flower next. Not sure how to share a photo here so maybe you can go to Facebook and check it out. Quail Hill Soap Company LLC. Maybe one of your relatives here in St Marys could attend the next make it and take it class. Some flower centers have initials some house numbers or simply welcome.

  • Jennifer at

    I love the warm color of your entry It reminds me of morning in France. So elegant! I love Pottery Barn and Home Goods for there lovely wreaths.

  • Tana at

    I love all the color but what I really want to know is where you got that great chandelier? I have been on the hunt for our entry way and that is just the right mix of tastes for us. Dying to know. Love the makeover.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hey there! It was from Pottery Barn about 8 years ago. I’m not sure they sell it anymore. Hope that helps.

      xo Michael

  • Runt at

    I LOVE that yellow in the entry way. I’m actually really jealous. We just painted our kitchen and I really wanted a yellow, but I couldn’t find that I loved. They were either too yellow – like BAM, or not yellow enough that it looked white. We ended up going with a light green (that I really do like), but I wish I knew this yellow existed. SIGH! Maybe in my next house. :]


  • Kelly at

    Where is the light fixture from in the entry/foyer? I absolutely love it!!

  • Kelly at

    Where is that overhead light fixture from? I love it!

  • Barbara at

    How about a wood 3 letter monogram for your front door?

  • Katie at

    I love the color! it makes me think of banana pudding 🙂 it’s so happy! and if walking into your house doesn’t give you a sense of cheer, something is wrong. I’m also totally digging the bunny wreath! 🙂

  • Terri at

    The yellow is perfect. Very warm and welcoming. Love the selfie, so funny 😀

  • Laurie at

    Love the color. So bright and cheery. You have such a beautiful home.

  • Mary at

    I found an oval shaped grapevine wreath at michaels and attached different types of moss (also from Michaels) on it. It’s very organic looking and smells wonderful. I used a large suction cup with a hook that’s actually designed to hold wreaths, that was purchased at Walmart last Christmas season.

  • Carrie at

    I love the new color! It’s so cheery.
    Can I ask how you hung the bunny wreath? I have a glass front door too and I haven’t been able to figure out how to hang anything on it so that it will stay.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Carrie – I just used a large suction cup. Normally I have terrible luck with them, but this one seems to be sticking.

      xo Michael

  • Ellen at

    Love the yellow. It is cheery and bright. Looks great with grey also. I am a yellow girl though.

  • Michelle at

    I love it!

  • susan at

    Love your new front entry. As for your gorgeous front door, it truly needs no adornment.

  • Elle at

    Without a doubt, your new entry color says, WELCOME!!

  • Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste at

    The picture frame selfie is priceless! Don’t think I didn’t catch that 🙂 Love, love, love everything about this!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hahaha! Good catch Kelly! Thanks so much for all of the love!

      xo Michael

  • Christopher at

    I love the new color! I have to admit though, I am a sucker for any yellow. I just love the way it cheers up a space.

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