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.


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

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

  3. Great blog!


  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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