February 22, 2010

A sunny-yellow-front-door welcome...


How wonderful yellow is.
It stands for the sun.
Vincent Van Gogh



I took the Front Door test on Blogthings the other day..

I selected yellow and was happy to learn this:
You are social, giving and very community oriented. You feel like you're making a difference in the world. Friendly optimistic, you are a welcoming person. You like to bring people together and you are a perfect host. whew..guess I passed that test!

There are only a few houses in my neighborhood with yellow front doors...

And they always make me smile.

It seems like such a cheery way to welcome a visitor.

I applaud the owners for choosing such a bold color and stepping away from the traditional red, black or white front door

A yellow front door seems to work well with just about any color and almost acts like a neutral.

Here are some of my favorite photos of yellow front doors in my neighborhood

and outside of my neighborhood...









If I were going to select the perfect shade of yellow

I'd choose...

Behr Vibrant or Benjamin Moore 2022-40 Banana Yellow


Or Farrow & Ball Babouche, the clearer, the brighter the better!

But why stop at the front door? These yellow interior doors are also so unexpected and beautiful.



I love the gray-taupe wall color with the yellow.

Enjoy!


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4 comments:

  1. I love it! I wanna a yellow door too!

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  2. Amazing =]
    I applaud the owners too! for stepping away from the traditional colors for that.

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  4. Wow, the colors of the doors looks really great, especially the yellow ones, they're vibrant and welcoming. I rarely see houses with yellow color doors, but I must admit I'm loving it. Thanks for sharing. Sammy@cabin plans

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