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Old 11-14-2009, 05:26 PM
 
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I have a small foyer about 9 x 10....no windows just entrance door which is solid with no light panels. The entrance ties into the hallways going to the bedrooms and to the living area. (My oldest refers to them as a maze).

The style of house is traditional brick. Help I need color ideas for the foyer/hallway too bring it alive and make it inviting.
I am considering putting in cam lights down the halls too bring in more light.

Thanks for any suggestions. Would like too accomplish before Thanksgiving for family coming to visit.
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Old 11-14-2009, 09:56 PM
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9x10 is a decent size foyer. Go bold. And put a lamp out there for the evenings. It is your house's first impression; you should give it importance.
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Old 11-15-2009, 11:44 AM
 
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I like the cam light idea... I would keep it a light, warm neutral that relates to the rest of your home and add some interest with a runner or a few pieces of artwork. Good luck!
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:14 PM
 
Location: California
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My foyer is set up with the door only as well but it's only 5 x 7. I'm painting it "Star of the Garden" by Kelly Moore which is a neutral golden color and I'm extending that into the living room and hallway.
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Old 11-18-2009, 07:43 AM
 
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I agree with the idea of a lamp on some sort of table or chest, perhaps a small chair if you have the room, and a really fabulous mirror.
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:01 AM
 
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I have a small foyer about 9 x 10....no windows just entrance door which is solid with no light panels. The entrance ties into the hallways going to the bedrooms and to the living area. (My oldest refers to them as a maze).

The style of house is traditional brick. Help I need color ideas for the foyer/hallway too bring it alive and make it inviting.
I am considering putting in cam lights down the halls too bring in more light.

Thanks for any suggestions. Would like too accomplish before Thanksgiving for family coming to visit.
If you have an iPhone, there's an app you can download for wall color. You take a photo with your iPhone of the room you want to paint, and then you can display it with tons of different wall colors. It's pretty cool, and helps give you great visualization of what the room will look like when it's painted.
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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We have a similar sized foyer with little natural light. For years we had one small fixture and my wife always complained at how dark it was. Recently we replaced the fixture and added a second and boy did that brighten it up.

For a while we had a chair in there which we then replace with a small table. We recently replaced it with a small cabinet and put a small lamp on it and that has made all the difference in the world. We use the lamp every evening to provide general lighting and then use the two bright fixtures when we really need more light. It has worked out great.

To answer your question on color, it is hard to tell. A lot depends on the style of the home and the colors of adjacent rooms. Plus your personal color preferences play a lot into it. That said I would lean toward a yellow or light gold color ot brighten things. Our hall is a taupey beige that is kind of bland but one of these days I will paint it something else. Jay
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Old 11-18-2009, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Holly Springs
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We're going through the same thing - trying to pick paint colors. I've heard lots of good things about Sherwin Williams Ivoire. It's a a nice neutral but with some lovely yellow undertones. I bought a sample, painted it on some white poster board and have been moving it around my house at different times of day. Looks more neutral some times, and more buttery yellow others. I really didn't want to just pick a beige - wanted warmer undertones. This color is perfect and we're actually going to use it throughout the house!
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Old 11-18-2009, 01:17 PM
 
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If you have an iPhone, there's an app you can download for wall color. You take a photo with your iPhone of the room you want to paint, and then you can display it with tons of different wall colors. It's pretty cool, and helps give you great visualization of what the room will look like when it's painted.
What's the name of it? Very interested.
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:08 AM
 
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Thanks for all the suggestions....they have been really helpful!!! Definitely will add more lighting love that idea. And really like the suggestions of colors... the gold undertones if they are soft would look really good but will also be trying a sample of Sherwin Williams Ivoire. I am now all excited will post back before and after pictures. Thanks so much!!!!
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