Bryce Dallas Howard adds a surprising pop of color to her home's entrance with a twist on this essential feature

Argylle star Bryce Dallas Howard has tapped into a designer-approved color in her home's entryway, which proves just how versatile blue is

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Color in a home's entryway can be a fantastic way to give guests a glimpse into the ambiance of a space. While wall paint is the most traditional way to color a space, we haven't been able to stop thinking about Bryce Dallas Howard's foyer, which features a powder-blue painted staircase.

The Argylle and Jurassic World actor posted a photo of her charming wood staircase, accented with blue-painted steps and floral wallpaper, which was designed in collaboration with Claire Thomas.

'I have been a fan of @rejuvenation for years now, and their ethos – responsibly made, thoughtfully sourced, timeless designs for every area of your home that are crafted to last a lifetime – has folded perfectly into my latest project, @brycedhoward ‘a east coast home,' Thomas states in the caption. 'Her stone farmhouse needed a dose of light, and I knew Rejuvenation would be the perfect fit with their fabulous range of customizable lighting.'

Blue is an incredibly versatile color to utilize in the home, thanks to its variety of shades and compatibility with other hues.

'Blue is a favorite color of mine to work with. It lends itself to so many different design styles, and can be combined with so many different other colors,' says Erica Reiner, owner and designer at Eco Method Interiors. 'There is a right shade and tone of blue for everyone!'

As far as color compatibility goes, Reiner says that pairings ultimately depend on which shade of blue one is using.

'If the blue you are working with is brighter and richer in color and tone, it pairs well with neutrals like whites, linen or ivories, greiges, softer lighter blues and greens like mint or seafoam,' she says. 'If you're working with a softer lighter blue, you could pair it with charcoal, muted coral, peach, pastel yellow and whites.'

Finally, the bright, light blue that Howard has chosen for her staircase is an excellent choice for the front of the home; however, Reiner explains that blue shade should be determined based on which room (and desired mood) it's being used in.

'Blue works for almost any room and any space,' she says. 'I like to put brighter, bolder colors and tones in rooms I am in less often or need more stimulation, like powder rooms, laundry rooms, kids rooms, and lobbies or reception areas. I use lighter, softer blues in rooms I am in more often or ones that need less stimulation, like great rooms, offices, and primary bedrooms.'

Hannah Ziegler
News Editor

Hannah is Homes & Gardens’ News Editor, with a focus on celebrity style and entertainment content. She got her start in media as a digital editorial assistant at ELLE Canada, and has since written about lifestyle and culture for publications such as Nylon and i-D.

Her love of film is rivalled only by one with a great soundtrack, and she hopes to someday decorate a Nancy Meyers-worthy kitchen.