Sultry and Sunny Yellow Doors
Recently I was asked if there was a color I did not like. At first this seemed like a fairly simple question and I nearly spouted off…”yellow”. Thank goodness I stopped myself before I had to go back and eat my words. Do I really not like the color yellow?
Frankly, during the late 90’s and well into 2000, yellow in decor was overdone. We used to take bets amongst the crews what color our homeowners would want. Lantern yellow, lantern glow, light lantern, golden lantern, night lantern all meant some kind of “yellow” that we could never actually find in a natural setting. Once on the walls, the colors were nondescript and a bit….boring. (personal opinion) Maybe these yellow paints were too mellow.
So to answer the question properly, and be able to defend myself from all the emails I will get asking “what’s wrong with yellow”?, I like yellow that is found in nature. Actually, I like all colors that “come from” something. Nature and food are my two go to sources for color inspiration.
Clean, Crisp Yellow
The photo above is from one of my favorite pieces of architecture and interior design combined, The Sawmill Hostel in Sweden. That reminds me, I need to go find the photos from that article and share them. Anyway, in this photo we see a pretty spicy little yellow posy coupled with tangy orange juice. I can understand and relate to the yellow here. The yellow sets the mood and welcomes me to sit on that step and enjoy.
Using Yellow To Welcome The World
Last week Kristen talked about using a color that is often overlooked, Periwinkle…A Favorite Color In Fashion and Decor Did you see the post? Perhaps I have let my personal experience with too many “lanterns” in my past shade my view of some beautiful golden hues. Since it is also the season where we get calls about new colors for front door freshen ups, I want to share some of these inspirational beauties.
Note: The paint colors below are not the colors on the doors shown. However, all three are colors from Benjamin Moore that are making me a pretty sunny gal again!
We shared this dutch door on our Instagram Page this week. Big hit. What’s not to like about this welcoming entry? Black, white and the burst of sunshine with this door!
A yellow door? This got me thinking that maybe our neighbors across the pond have used a this paint color on doors for centuries. Yep. Take a look.
Historical architecture is always an inspiration. It’s almost like we get immediate confirmation that what we want to do with our homes decor is justified. Isn’t this home below wonderful!
And look, two yellow paint colors that make yours truly feel better since they are named after flowers I can relate to!
Coming Friday…Derby Hats and Decor!