The entrance to your home is the first place visitors see, so it’s no surprise that people love to add a flash of color to it.
But interior designers have revealed the five colors you should avoid if you want your home to look attractive.
Striking the perfect balance when it comes to home decorating can be challenging.
However, interior design expert Devin Shaffer, principal interior designer at Decorilla, at Homes and Gardens says that the color you paint in your entryway is critical.
Shaffer says that space is the first thing visitors see and believe in, although it’s small, it can be difficult to correct, as it sets the tone for the rest of the public spaces in your home or apartment.
He believes that paint has the ability to instantly lift your entrance, or have an immediate negative effect.
Here are the five colors that some designers say can ruin the initial impression of your home on visitors.
Rich color may be synonymous with luxury and good luck in some cultures, but the creative director at interior design firm NISH, Nishtha Dhand, suggests avoiding it for your foyer.
She especially suggests avoiding the burgundy color, which you think is particularly overpowering. An entryway should be welcoming and warm, she says, but “the burgundy will make the place look heavy and heavy.”
“Black can look very intimidating in your home’s entryways. This space deserves a sense of calm—and black paint will have the opposite effect,” says Dand.
It is also a problem with regards to feng shui beliefs. The designer says it “will bring a sense of squalor to the space.. which may not be very welcoming to your guests and family.”
3. Mustard yellow
Perhaps the most provocative color of all, yellow, or rather mustard yellow, knows how to start a conversation.
However, the designer sang a sadhana of Life is decorated He warns that it may spark a discussion for all the wrong reasons.
“Mustard yellow might not be a great choice for your entryway; it can just make the space feel extra lively,” she says.
While this color is associated with friendliness, the designer suggests choosing a shade of beige instead to create a similar sense of warmth.
4. Green olives
Avoiding olive greens in your entryway doesn’t mean you need to completely stay away from the color.
Alternatively, Nishtha suggests that some shades, such as sage, work well in the space that connects your home to the outside, but that this olive can make an entry “look muddy and earthy—not a recommendation.”
Nishtha Dhand suggests that teal is a good color to use in the bathroom, but not in your entryway.
She says it’s “an exotic and eclectic color (and) that tends to add a lot of energy to a space, and thus, opposes the idea of a quiet and welcoming entrance.”
The designer says that color is also not a consideration, when it comes to achieving proper feng shui in your home.
As visitors see it in the first area of your residence, all designers agree that it’s important to make the right first impression.
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