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Mudroom Paint Colors Ideas & Inspiration

Get all the mudroom ideas you need to transform this often-overlooked utility space using our favorite mudroom paint colors.

Turn to light, airy neutrals and vibrant colors to mask wear and tear in mudrooms. And be sure to use the right Benjamin Moore paint products for maximum resiliency and longevity.
An off-white mudroom with floor to ceiling cabinets across from a wall bench and overhead cubbies.

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.
A mudroom with white wainscoting halfway up a gray wall featuring a red bench, red and white striped rug, and jackets hung on the wall.

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 space. Pure 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."
Open mudroom with dark floors and white walls with a built in cabinet and wall seating.

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.”
A large mudroom with white shiplap walls, a long bench, and a green dry erase accent wall.

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.
A mudroom with light green walls and ceiling with a yellow bench and red oriental rug.

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.
Gray mudroom with a yellow door, gray built in cabinets next to a striped gray and white floor runner.

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.

Ready to get started?

Use the photo and video visualizers on the free Benjamin Moore Color Portfolio® app to see how color can transform your mudroom into a colorful, welcoming space. As always, sample the paint colors you like to in different lighting conditions to choose your final paint colors with confidence.
Serene light green bathroom with clawfoot tub.

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