A Bright Mudroom Makeover

With walls, door and ceiling all painted in Cotton Balls OC-122 and silvery Thunder AF-685 on the oversized cabinets, this mudroom entryway glows.

For a tough, furniture-like finish—the kind you need in a mudroom—ADVANCE® interior paint is a great choice. It provides surfaces with a luxuriously smooth finish in your choice of 3,500+ colors.

Here, semi-gloss cabinets, painted in ADVANCE, provide a buoyant, reflective quality that maximizes the natural light streaming through the door windows.

Mudroom: Where Fun Meets Functional

An artisanal wall hanging, a red-and-white striped rug, a well-worn bench—use these ideas to add a sense of fun to a small mudroom.

Here, paint color and home design elements work together to create a cheeky farmhouse style that maximizes the small spacePure White OC-64 on lower shiplap walls provides a crisp, bright balance to charcoal Amherst Gray HC-167 on the upper walls.

Red is a great accent color,” says Nivara Xaykao, Benjamin Moore color and design expert, “I love this painted mudroom bench in Sultan’s Palace 2081-20, a refreshing ruby red.”

The Serenity of White Paint

Cloud White OC-130, one of our most popular white paint colors, takes center stage in this contemporary, well-organized mudroom. While this space boasts subtle color contrast with a cool Gull Wing Gray 2134-50-painted recessed wall, white is the main attraction on walls, ceiling, shoe storage, and cabinetry.

“There is nothing cleaner than a coat of fresh white paint,” says Nivara. “And when it comes to a mudroom, white paint echoes the end goal: to organize the messiness of every day—and make it all look effortless.”

Mudroom Reminder Zone

Skip the texts: Put your mudroom walls to work!

Notable® Dry Erase Paint transforms any wall into a colorful, oversized note pad. Available in any one of Benjamin Moore’s 3,500+ colors, a dry erase wall is the ultimate way to leave a reminder note.

“We love seeing the range of paint colors homeowners use under a coat of Notable® Clear,” says Nivara. Here, Bud Green 2033-50 brings spring vibes indoors.

“Adding a colorful dry erase accent wall to a mudroom spices up a minimalist, functional space,” she adds.

Chalkboard walls, also available in any color, offer yet another creative option to keep household members connected.

Posh Meets Practicality

There’s no need to sacrifice style when it comes to a mudroom. In fact, a well-designed mudroom can actually set the tone for the rest of your home!

Here, an ornate area rug, velvet settee, floral art, plush pillows, and other accessories make a great first impression. A bureau with plenty of drawers houses and hides grab-and-go essentials like a dog’s leash or gardening tools.

“This homeowner used furniture and décor that wasn’t being using elsewhere in their home,” says Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore color and design expert and regular on Canada’s Cityline.

“By pulling these remnant pieces together, they gave them a new life and infused their mudroom with personality.”

Color-wise, Aberdeen Green 631 on walls, trim and ceiling creates a monochromatic envelope of soft green that brings the fresh countryside, indoors.


A Cheery Entryway, with Mudroom-Style Pragmatism

Don’t have a dedicated mudroom? Rework your entryway for optimal functionality, including:

  • Kid-friendly pegs or a row of hooks for hanging coats and other items quickly and efficiently.
  • Sturdy seating to remove shoes or boots, as seen here in this Raspberry Blush 2008-30-painted bench.
  • Fun accessories, paired here with a striped area rug, velvet pillows, and a playful dinosaur mascot.

“This bright yellow Marblehead Gold HC-11 door welcomes guests as they pull off muddy shoes or dry off wet dogs,” says Sharon. “Vibrant paint colors can also work wonders on functional room elements, like the transom beam pictured here in Caribbean Blue Water 2055-30,” she adds.