Pastel or softer colors look better in flat paint. Chocolate brown or very dark colors, I think look better with a little shine to them. The satin or semi finish will keep them from looking dreary by reflecting light around the room. Painting is the most cost effective way to give your room lots of impact. You may want to select a striking wallpaper pattern in keeping with the color scheme of the rest of the home. Stripes are great for adding volume and height.
In a modern home, the foyer or entryway is what gives you a first impression of your entire home. If your foyer is not decorated or lit up properly then it may spoil the entire impression of the rest of the rooms. So, more than all other lighting options, Foyer lighting should be top of your home decoration list. With simple ceiling lights to grand foyer chandeliers, you have wide options to light up your foyer.