Let There Be Light
During the day, light pours into your entryway. Take a cue from the landscape beyond your door, whether it be fresh greenery, desert climes or urban steel when selecting colour.
Testing paint colours on the wall is essential in your entryway because of dramatically changing lighting conditions that occur here, from natural sun to artificial light. Buy a small Benjamin Moore Colour Sample, brush it on, and test lighting interaction with the door open, partially open, and fully closed during both day and night.
One way to bring extra light into your entryway is to consider higher gloss sheens for an extra brightening effect.