On the other hand, the entryway of your home is practical and is met with plenty of traffic, so choosing a strong, washable paint for this area is a good idea. Choose from elegant neutrals or bold colors to greet your guests – each has its perks. Neutrals can offer a warm welcome, especially when paired well with a trim and accent pieces in the area. Bold colors, however, can be unforgettable. Darker colors can define smaller areas and hide imperfections like dirt, as well as handle any messy children or pets easier than lighter colors. For a sophisticated look, contrast a clean white entryway with a sleek black door (this particular combination also shows a reported increase in the perception of your property value when applied to the exterior).