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.
Though you make your choice of style too well, you might go wrong with the dimensions. A very useful tip to choose the right sized chandelier is - add the length and width of your foyer and the number you get should be the diameter of your entryway chandelier! Also, remember that the fixture should be fixed at least seven feet above your floor. As they play a major role in your home decoration, it is good to select them after much analysis.