If you’re thinking about giving your staircase a nice refresh and new coat of paint, we have some great stair color options for you to consider. Your staircase is an essential focal point in your home and is usually one of the first things people see when they walk in. Whether your style is modern, classic, or eclectic, we have some great color combinations to share with you.

We have worked with tons of clients on their staircase painting projects and would love to help you with yours. Careful cleaning and priming are essential before painting should begin. Our team is appropriately trained to turn your old staircase into a stunning statement piece in your home.

Here are some of the best paint colors for stairs, we would recommend using on your staircases.

Classic White

Classic white staircases have truly stood the test of time. If you want your foyer and staircase to have a light and airy feel, then using white paint is the way to go. We recommend using Sherwin-Williams Pure White. Many of our clients choose this color to paint their railings and spindles, and it always looks so crisp, clean, and elegant. Try to avoid choosing a white color with any yellow tint to it. Choosing a pure white color will make sure the stairs portray a bright and sophisticated look to anyone who comes into your home.


When it comes to a cohesive stairway look throughout your home, neutrals are a great option. They won’t overpower other colors in your home, bedroom, or hallways. Some beautiful neutral colors we recommend are Sherwin-Williams Agreeable Gray, Pediment and Benjamin Moore Silver Mink. Using neutral colors will also add some subtle depth to your staircase. You can use one color for the spindles and banisters and another for the treads or risers. If you’re less traditional but don’t want too much color, this is a great option to consider for your next staircase paint makeover

Contrasting Color

The best way to make someone’s eyes pop when they see your stairs is to use contrasting colors. The all-time classic color contrast is black and white. This has become a trendy option over the years, and lots of people are choosing to paint their banisters and handrails black and white everywhere else. Some other dark colors to consider are navy, emerald, and dark gray. It would sure make your staircase a stunning statement piece using a combination of contrasting colors. Some of our favorite high contrast color combinations are Sherwin-Williams High Reflective White with Tricorn Blackand Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy with Chantilly Lace

We hope this topic gave you some fun insight into the best paint colors for your staircase. If you’re looking to update your staircase soon and would like us to come out and give you a free estimate, please give us a call at 815-444-6133 or visit our website to schedule a consultation. Our work is always backed by both a Warranty and a Guarantee of Satisfaction.

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