Enchanting Hues Of “Rose Gold”….

Rose Gold Color Hue Delights
Rose Gold Color Hue Delights

“Rose Gold”.  A beautiful color hue that varies in tones and is termed to relate to gold rather than as a color itself. In terms of actual gold, pure rose gold does not exist. Of note, gold itself is only one color: yellow.  The “colors” found in gold are produced by mixing pure 24K yellow gold with various other metals.  Rose gold is actually an alloy of gold and copper. Copper offers a bold pinkish-orange color and the addition of this alloy to gold produces a beautiful pinkish gold color.  A lesson in gold, indeed. But oh, the beauty of rose gold found in metallic lighting, appliances, fabrics, paint, and a myriad of interior accessories.  Interior delights of visual appeal.  And of the rose gold hue enriching life’s poignant celebrations? Oh the sweet elegance that this enchanting hue offers when swathed and layered in celebrations of love and life. A visual appreciation of this appealing and captivating color…

Stunning Jeweled Delight:  Rose Gold Ring

Rose Gold:  The Hue Of Sweet Metallic Appeal
Rose Gold: The Hue Of Sweet Metallic Appeal
Metallic & Brilliant:  Rose Gold Hues
Metallic & Brilliant: Rose Gold Hues
Metallic Delights of Rose Gold Hues
Metallic Delights of Rose Gold Hues
Metallic Hues Of Rose Colored Appeal
Metallic Hues Of Rose Colored Appeal
Rose Colored Hues:  Interior Delights & Accents Of Rosy Appeal
Rose Colored Hues: Interior Delights & Accents Of Rosy Appeal
Rose Gold color Hues In Entertaining
Rose Gold color Hues In Entertaining
Rose Gold Hues Of Enchanting Delight:  Celebrations
Rose Gold Hues Of Enchanting Delight: Celebrations
Wedded Delights In Rose Gold Hues
Wedded Delights In Rose Gold Hues
Captivating Rose Gold Hued Tabletops Of Celebration
Captivating Rose Gold Hued Tabletops Of Celebration
Celebrations In Hues Of Rose Gold
Celebrations In Hues Of Rose Gold

Consider with appreciation the mere beauty of the rose gold hue. For certain, a hue that offers a lovely, sweet appeal can also offer a modern mix of distinction when stylized within the interior. And as a hue that dreamily layers events of wedded bliss? Enchanting and memorable. Enchanting hues of “Rose Gold”, indeed…

Onward,

Kristin

“The sunset faded and blended from pink to peach to mango in a smoothie in the sky. For as long as she doesn’t love me, I will love her.”
― Jarod Kintz

Architectural Appreciation Of A Small Midwestern Town: Goshen, Indiana

Striking Architecture:  Goshen, Indiana
Striking Architecture: Goshen, Indiana

Goshen, Indiana. A small Midwestern town nestled within Elkhart County, Goshen is located 10 miles southeast of Elkhart, 25 miles southeast of South Bend and about 120 miles east of Chicago. A mere journey for those that reside in nearby Midwestern cities and towns. The road trip was worth it. Various reasons brought my camera and anticipation to this town’s “magic”. What awaited me was pure delight and excitement. An unexpected Victorian jem within a Midwestern town, surrounded by fields and farms. What a jewel it is that awaits those that journey here. Of note, the downtown Goshen Historic district was added in 1983 to the National Registor of Historic Places, with the Elkhart County Courthouse at its center. For certain, the distinctive architectural elements on the downtown buildings lured my camera lens. Always with the desire to look “up”, it was the architectural details that mesmerized me. What appears to be a thriving downtown with a cultural arts scene pairs with intriguing cafe’s, restaurants and even an impressive record store that lures more than the locals. The town is enchanting

Of course, a look back at the history of Goshen…
Goshen was first discovered by Sieur de La Salle during 1680. After La Salle made peace with the local “Miami Indians” (who had their original home land in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio), Goshen was soon settled by the French. In 1831 the city was given its official name and was also declared the county seat for Elkhart county. Perhaps the French flair resides within the detailed architectural features of these grand buildings that line downtown Goshen. Either way, the distinction and architectural details abound. How gratifying to learn that the charmed city has experienced a revival over the last decade. With facade enhancement grants for business owners, the downtown of Goshen is said to have been transformed. Architectural integrity has clearly been preserved or respectfully restored. Either way, the character of this downtown has been well maintained. How exciting to see small, historical American towns revitalized! The images are a mere grouping of some of the details I captured from behind the lens. It is interesting how quickly it was that I referred to these buildings in my mind as “Painted Ladies. “Painted ladies” is a term in American architecture used for Victorian and Edwardian houses and buildings painted in three or more colors that embellish or enhance their architectural details. For certain, a return visit to this town of architecture and “painted” delight lies ahead…

Details Of Architectural Delight:  Goshen, Indiana
Details Of Architectural Delight: Goshen, Indiana
A Midwest Architectural  Jewel:  Goshen, Illinois
A Midwest Architectural Jewel: Goshen, Indiana
Goshen, Indiana:  Architectural Distinction
Goshen, Indiana: Architectural Distinction
Goshen's Appeal:  Historical Architectural Interest
Goshen’s Appeal: Historical Architectural Interest
Colorful Appeal Paired With Architectural History:  Goshen, Indiana
Colorful Appeal Paired With Architectural History: Goshen, Indiana
Windows Of Appeal In The Midwest:  Goshen, Indiana
Windows Of Appeal In The Midwest: Goshen, Indiana
Painted Architectural Appeal:  Goshen, Indiana
Painted Architectural Appeal: Goshen, Indiana
"Look Up":  Goshen, Indiana
“Look Up”: Goshen, Indiana

For certain, the colorful, visual appeal that greets you paired with distinctive architectural features are sure to delight. No matter where you pass through or mark a destination to, travel itself will provide you with the excitement of inspiration. Even a mere Midwestern town can thrill you if you look close enough in appreciation. And as always, don’t forget to “look up”

Kristin

Vintage Appeal:  Goshen, Indiana
Vintage Appeal: Goshen, Indiana
Myself, Strolling Through Goshen, Indiana
Myself, Strolling Through Goshen, Indiana

A Year Of Exterior Color Inspirations: The Painted Front Door

January, February, March & April
January, February, March & April
May, June, July & August
May, June, July & August
September, October, November & December
September, October, November & December

The painted front door. A striking focal point that marks our entries with distinction. Curb appeal. Although much can be said of the different colors a door can hold, the year in review is a mere appreciation of 12 colors of distinction. The doorway to our interiors holds an opportunity of expression and a canvas, in which within the respect of architecture, a bold or classic color becomes the focal point. Layers of painted allure, indeed.

For those that wish to linger upon compilations of color beyond what is presented in this post, merely search this blog for “Exterior Color Inspirations”. Below is a closer look at the colors and hues of painted delight…

January:  The "Black Painted Door"
January: The “Black” Painted Door
February:  The "Pink" Door
February: The Unexpected “Pink” Painted Door
March:  The Brilliant "Green" Door
March: The Brilliant “Green” Painted Door
April: The Regal "Purple" Painted Door
April: The Regal “Purple” Painted Door
May: The Bright "Yellow" Painted Door
May: The Bright “Yellow” Painted Door
June:  The Brilliant "Blue" Painted Door
June: The Brilliant “Blue” Painted Door
July:  The Brilliant "Red" Painted Door
July: The Brilliant “Red” Painted Door
Aug: The Tranquil "Turqouise"  Door
Aug: The Tranquil “Turqouise” Door
September:  The Rich Allure Of The "Brown"  Painted & Stained  Door
September: The Rich Allure Of The “Brown” Painted & Stained Door
October: The Unexpected & Brilliant "Orange" Painted Door
October: The Unexpected & Brilliant “Orange” Painted Door
November: The Understated "Gray" Exterior Door
November: The Understated “Gray” Exterior Door
December:  The Classic & Pure "White" Painted Door
December: The Classic & Pure “White” Painted Door

Consider with appreciation the various colors and hues that adorn the exterior world. Even if the mere idea of some of these colors present an unexpected appeal, the appreciation of boldness and impact is worthy of our attention. Color changes the world and certainly changes our personal exterior worlds. Whether timeless or unexpected hues, the coating of our worlds in paint (or stain) will certainly change our perspective and add interest to our exterior worlds, indeed…

Kristin

“Painting is silent poetry”- Plutarch

“We paint the colors of our life rainbow”- T. Hameed

Exterior Color Inspirations: The Classic & Pure Appeal Of The Painted White Door

White Delight:  The Exterior Appeal Of The Painted White Door
White Delight: The Exterior Appeal Of The Painted White Door

“White as snow”. The color of pure snow on snow capped mountains, the brilliant white painted door is perhaps the shade of Winter that holds seasonless appeal. Year round delight. White is the color of light and the opposite of its counterpart, black. For certain, a modern appeal and elegance certainly are offered with a blank canvas of white. The many subtleties of hues of white delight are cool, calm and serene yet powerful. Of course, with the potential to embellish with distinctive hardware and seasonal appeal, such as a wreath of green, always brings an added striking appeal to the exterior. Distinction against white, indeed.

Of historical interest, the Icelandic word for white is “Hvitur”, derived from the Old Norse form of the word “Hvitr”. Of note, the common Germanic word “Blankaz” meant “White, bright and blinding”. Like the blinding snowfall on a Wintry day, this Germanic term is said to have been borrowed from the late Latin term “Blancus”, which meant simply “White”. A clean and pure color. Of additional interest, within Europe and the United States, the color white is said to be associated with not only with perfection, positivity, brilliance, illumination, faith, purity, neutrality and lightness but exactitude. Exactitude. There is an intent when we adorn the entry to our interior worlds in white…

Distinction In White:  The Painted White Door
Distinction In White: The Painted White Door
Timeless White:  The Classic and Traditional White Painted Door
Timeless White: The Classic and Traditional White Painted Door
Bright White:  The Classic Coat Of White On The Exterior Front Door
Bright White: The Classic Coat Of White On The Exterior Front Door

Consider white. The elegance of this stark, crisp and yet serene color can provide a clear and deliberate focus in regards to curb appeal. Ethereal elegance. Classic, sharp and clean. Blanketing the exterior entrance. Whether you view the color white as coated in a fresh “blanket of white” or a cool retreat and haven within Summer’s heat, the layering of a white on the exterior door provides an elegant, pure and sharp contrast in painted appeal. Pure white style, like fresh snow. Classic and crisp “Winter White”, indeed….

Kristin

“…Winter is the snow with black silhouettes…” -Vincent Van Gogh

Exterior Color Inspirations: The Understated Elegance Of The Painted “Gray” Door

Understated Elegance:  The Gray Painted Door
Understated Elegance: The Gray Painted Door

Shades of gray. A transition between the two colors of black and white, the striking, neutral statement of gray layers the exterior door in understated style. The monochrome, neutral color of “gray” (or “grey”) is perfection in a blend of black and white. Grayscale. As the deeper tones are considered dramatic and mysterious, the lighter tones seem to illuminate with silvery appeal and often hold a blue undertone cast. A subtle color that offers depth in bolder tones, the sophistication that the rich, pewter gray or softer gray hues offer when coated in layers of paint on the exterior door is certainly worthy of a visual appreciation. Perhaps a modern backdrop, the neutral palette of gray provide an unassuming appeal. Understated elegance, in tones of gray, indeed.

Often considered an alternative to white and referred to as the “New White” and “The chameleon among colors”, it is interesting to note the history of this hue and the variations of spelling. The first recorded use of the word “Grey” or “Gray” in the English language as a color name was in 700 AD. The traditional spelling of the word “Gray” is “Grey”, which is the British, Canadian, Australian, Irish, New Zealand and South African spelling. However, “Gray” is said to also have been common in the UK until the second half of the 20th century. “Grey” is the accepted variant in American English, but the common and perhaps preferred spelling is “Gray” since its introduction to American English around 1825. That said, having learned as a child to spell the color as “Gray”, it is indeed the spelling I chose. No matter the spelling, the color hue of gray is one of distinctive appeal

Muted Shade Of Classic Appeal:  Gray
Muted Shade Of Classic Appeal: Gray
Elegant Tradition:  The Understated Gray Exterior Painted Door
Elegant Tradition: The Understated Gray Exterior Painted Door
A Modern Appeal Of A Classic Neutral:  The  Gray Painted Door
A Modern Appeal Of A Classic Neutral: The Gray Painted Door
Refined Neutral:  The Exterior Painted Gray Door
Refined Neutral: The Exterior Painted Gray Door
Layered In Traditional Appeal:  The Lighter Shades Of Gray
Layered In Traditional Appeal: The Lighter Shades Of Gray
Nuances Of An Elegant Neutral:  Timeless Gray Painted Exterior Doors
Nuances Of An Elegant Neutral: Timeless Gray Painted Exterior Doors

Consider the understated elegance of gray hues painted on the door that leads to our interior worlds. Evoking warm or cool tones, the timeless neutral of gray is a classic refined neutral. Whether the hue is a rich, deep shade or muted, subtle and softer variations, the luxuriousness of gray painted on the doorway deserves consideration. The sophistication of gray offers a distinguished and modern appeal paired with classic elegance. Understated elegance, indeed.

Kristin

PS: Although this color is seasonless, perhaps the color gray reflects the month of November for those of us that have lived under the November gray skies in the East Coast as well as in the Midwest. The beauty of gray, however, is certain and to be appreciated regardless. Seasonless beauty.

“If months were marked by colors, November in New England would be colored gray”.
-Madeleine M. Kunin

Exterior Color Inspirations: The Unexpected & Brilliant Orange Door

The Brilliant Hued Orange Exterior Door
The Brilliant Hued Orange Exterior Door

The vibrant and brilliant orange door. Painted the color of carrots, pumpkins and saffron the orange exterior door provides unexpected delight. The exterior door, layered in a hue that ranges in the color spectrum between red and yellow, the color hue orange provides a bright statement of visual interest and distinction. The color orange painted on a front door seems to illuminate the world with pure, extraordinary color. An energetic and uplifting color that perhaps brings us exhilaration and bliss.

Of course, an acknowledgement of the color’s history…
The color orange existed in Europe before the late 15th century but remained nameless. The color hue was simply referred to as “yellow-red”. Who knew? It is stated that both Spanish and Portuguese merchants brought the first orange trees to Europe from Asia during the late 15th and early 16th century and the new name was given of “naranga” which would eventually become referred to as “orange” in English. Of interest, in parts of Germany, the Netherlands, and Russia, the orange fruit was and is still said to be called the “Chinese Apple”. Again, who knew? For certain, the vibrant, brilliant orange and stunning red-orange hue demands attention. The brilliant & bold earthy hue of orange certainly shares the attention of red. Bold and bright, indeed.

A visual appreciation of the statement color of orange painted on the doors that lead to our interior worlds…

Vibrant Delight: Orange Hued Exterior Delight
Vibrant Delight: Orange Hued Exterior Delight
Orange Impact:  The Bold & Energetic Orange Hued Door
Orange Impact: The Bold & Energetic Orange Hued Door
Radiating Warmth:  The Bold Orange Painted Door
Radiating Warmth: The Bold Orange Painted Door
The Deep Orange-Red Door:  A Statement Of Bold Impact
The Deep Orange-Red Door: A Statement Of Bold Impact
The Striking Orange Door
The Striking Orange Door

Consider the bold impact of the orange hued painted exterior door. Perhaps unexpected when found coating the door to the interior world, this color hue deserves our appreciation. Although the color orange itself is associated with the Autumn season, I state the case for this brilliant hue throughout the year. No matter the season, the painted hue of orange never fails to delight. Alas, perhaps our appreciation is greater during the season of the pumpkin, but with seasonless style the painted orange door will endure. Bright & vivid, indeed…

Kristin

“Orange is the happiest color”- Frank Sinatra

Exterior Color Inspirations: The Rich Allure Of The Painted & Stained Brown Hued Door

Deep Brown Appeal: The Brown Exterior Door
Deep Brown Appeal: The Rich “Brown” Exterior Door

Brown. An understated neutral, indeed. A rich, wholesome and down-to-earth hue that seems to connect us to the earth. The warm, subdued, deep hue of brown that coats doors with paint or wood stained with hues of brown hued appeal continues to visually delight. Colors of chestnut and chocolate brown hues beckon our attention with the richness and depth in hue that they offer. In the Autumnal months perhaps our appreciation for the hues of brown deepen as we seek the colors the match with the changing world around us. Yet throughout the year, hues of brown are certainly a timeless neutral

The color of the earth that is associated with all things natural and organic, the color brown seems to provide a natural affinity for our exterior world. Perhaps the hue of brown evokes a desire within us to have the natural world around us. With the harvest season soon upon us and the pending arrival of the Autumn colors that will soon fill the landscape, layering our surroundings in deep hues of brown instinctively seems only natural. The appreciation of the rich brown exterior door deserves our focus. Whether stained wood grains or painted layers of warm appeal, perhaps the color brown, in all of its richness, encapsulates our desire for nature itself around us. Fundamentally earthy this abundant color hue is sufficient to stand on its own as a dramatic focal point of interest. Whether layered or stained in hues that liken the color of sumptuous leather or bark on the trees, there is certainly a hue of brown that we each can covet. A visual appreciation of the glorious shades of “Brown” on striking doors of great appeal…

Exterior Appeal:  The Deep Brown Hue Coated Or Stained Door
Exterior Appeal: The Deep Brown Hue Coated Or Stained Door
A Rich Neutral Hue:  Stained Or Painted Brown
A Rich Neutral Hue: Stained Or Painted Brown
Natural Focal Points:  Exterior Doors Layered In Hues Of Brown
Natural Focal Points: Exterior Doors Layered In Hues Of Brown
Natural Hues Of Stain Or Paint On The Wooden Exterior Door
Natural Hues Of Stain Or Paint On The Wooden Exterior Door
Rich Drama Of Natural Appeal:  Hues Of Brown On The Exterior Door
Rich Drama Of Natural Appeal: Hues Of Brown On The Exterior Door

Embrace the natural beauty of brown hues coated or stained on the exterior doors that surround. Of course, beyond just the hue, the distinctive features of the door and unique hardware embellishments gracing the door itself adds to the visual appeal. The glorious hue of painted appeal or natural wood grains that soak in the stained depth of hue will endure to delight within our exterior worlds. A dramatic yet natural color that holds a A rich allure, indeed…

Kristin

Exterior Color Inspirations: The Tranquil & Bold Turquoise Door

The Soothing Appeal Of Tranquil Turquoise: Painted Exteriors
The Soothing Appeal Of Tranquil Turquoise: Painted Exteriors

The tranquil color of turquoise painted on the exterior door is alluring. Bold, yet appealing. On the heels of Summer, perhaps there is no other color that seems to equate warm weather than Turquoise. Yet when coated on the doorways of entryways, the color perhaps extends the season. Indefinitely. Like the color of the Caribbean waters, this bold, compelling yet restful color saturates our visual senses with thoughts that linger at the water’s edge. With its tropical tone that seems to reference the color of beach glass, the splash of turquoise onto an exterior door, that welcome’s the world, will go far to visually please. Tranquil and soothing with a Mediterranean appeal, indeed.

Ranging between blue and green, this beautiful combination of brilliant hue yields an enduring appeal. Blue-green style, indeed. Of course, one cannot dwell on the beauty of turquoise without a reference to the turquoise gem and ornamental stone. The word “Turquoise”, which dates from the 16th century is derived from the phrase “Turkish” or “Turkish Stone”, which referred to its arrival to Europe from Turkey. Mined more than 6,000 years ago in the historical Khorasan Province of Iran, this gem stone provides a soothing color that seems to provide balance and calm. The stone that adorned the jewelry of the ancient Egyptians became a stone that Native Indians referred to as a “Fallen sky stone” which garnered the ability to ward off evil and offer health. Who knew? In ancient cultures the stone was also a symbol of wealth and prosperity. For certain, the color Turquoise has maintained its allure as a rich, vibrant and beguiling blue-green hue. Perhaps, a divine color to coat our exterior worlds…

Refreshing Delight:  Tranquil Turquoise Coating The Exterior Entry
Refreshing Delight: Tranquil Turquoise Coating The Exterior Entry
Turquoise Exterior Door:  Striking Energy Of Vivid, Fresh Appeal
Turquoise Exterior Door: Striking Energy Of Vivid, Fresh Appeal
Pale Hued Delight Of Turquoise Appeal
Pale Hued Delight Of Turquoise Appeal

Consider with appreciation the fresh, crisp and soothing color of turquoise coating the exterior door. Whether opaque and pale sky blue hued or bold and brilliant, the captivating color of turquoise holds an allure that can be appreciated throughout the year. With appreciation of the different shades, tints and values of the color, from aquamarine to teal, the color range of turquoise is restful for the eyes and the senses. While the striking energy of the darker hue of turquoise brings a sophisticated edge the more muted shades radiate calm and a furthered sense of serenity. Balance of style and a personal statement. And of its coastal appeal? For certain, the color seems to represent water and the blissful essence of Summer. Yet the color turquoise is seasonless when coating a distinctive doorway. There is a year-round appeal of the tranquil color of turquoise. Tranquil and bold turquoise bliss, indeed….

Kristin

Exterior Color Inspirations: The Classic Brilliant & Bold Painted “Red” Door

A Dramatic Greeting:  The Vivid &  Bold Painted Red Door
A Dramatic Greeting: The Vivid & Bold Painted Red Door

The dramatic color of red. Bold and vibrant, the color red holds dramatic variation within its various shades and hues. And when painted in thick coats of glossy appeal on the doorways to our interiors? Stunning. Alas, it is the deep blue-red lipstick hue that my attention seeks. Whether you view the dramatic crimson red shade as one of elegance and sophistication or the cherry red vibrancy and energetic delight, the painted red hue on the exterior front door certainly deserves our focus.

The painted red door is linked with many associations and connotations over the course of history. Yet perhaps the painted coat of bright red hue coating the front door that relayed the old early American tradition of a sign of “welcome” still presents the same impact from the curbside today. Of note, history states that travelers journeying by horse drawn carriage would know a home was a welcome place to rest by the coating of the painted red front door. Perhaps, the red front door not only stands out as striking curb appeal, but still boldly sends the fearless, energetic greeting of “Welcome”. Alas, a visual appreciation of this brilliant hued painted door

The Brilliant Red Painted Exterior Door:  Impact In Bold Color
The Brilliant Red Painted Exterior Door: Impact In Bold Color
Striking Impact: The Painted Red Exterior Door
Striking Impact: The Painted Red Exterior Door
The Brilliant Red Hued Painted Door
The Brilliant Red Hued Painted Door
Maximum Impact:  Curb Appeal With The Brilliant Red Painted Door
Maximum Impact: Curb Appeal With The Brilliant Red Painted Door
Deep Hue Of Impact:  The Vibrant Painted Red Door
Deep Hue Of Impact: The Vibrant Painted Red Door

Consider the bold brilliance of the red hued painted exterior door. For certain, the door of bold crimson hue will endure to appeal to the exterior world that surrounds us. The timelessness of this classic hue adorning the entrances to our exterior worlds will continue to coat our doorways with distinction and never fade in its visual appeal. The brilliant and bold red painted exterior door is a classic, indeed…

Kristin

PS: With the red painted hue presented on classic doorways to the interior, a further appreciation awaits: the impact within a city’s surrounds of the bold red door.
(I must mention that the image below was provided to me by a follower and long time acquaintance with an incredible urban flare (Thanks, Dan!). Delighted to share the inspiration!
Urban impact of bold red hue, for certain…

Bold Impact Paired With Urban Graffiti:  The Vibrant Red Door
Bold Impact Paired With Urban Graffiti: The Vibrant Red Door

Exterior Color Inspirations: The Bright & Bold Yellow Door

The Vibrant Yellow Painted Exterior Front Door
The Vibrant Yellow Painted Exterior Front Door

The vibrant yellow painted exterior door is certainly a bright focal point and a warm welcome to those that are greeted by its “sunny”and bold color. The cheerful door of yellow seems to relay happiness paired with optimism and high energy. For certain, the bold yellow door is a striking and interesting color when coated on the front doorway of the exterior. A bold and brilliant hue that makes a statement, indeed…

The color of the sun and bright, ripe lemons, yellow is found between the color spectrum of green and orange. Taken from the Old English word “Geolu” or “Geolwe”, referring to, “Yellow” and “Yellowish”, the word yellow was initially derived from the Proto-Germanic word “Gelwaz”. The English term “Yellow” is related to other Germanic words for yellow such as the Scottish word “Yella”, East Frisian “Jeel”, West Frisian “Giel”, the Dutch word “Geel”, the German word “Gelb” and the Swedish word “Gul”. Quite a history of reference to this sunny color of cheer and bliss! Of additional interest, the word “Yellow” has the same Indo-European base as “Ghel”, which means to “Yell” or “Cry out” as well as “Bright” and “Gleaming”. For certain, the color yellow cries out for attention. Attention seeking? Perhaps. Although any exterior door painted in a distinctive hue requests attention and even seems to demand attention. But alas, shouldn’t the entrances to our inner sanctuaries be striking? Our personal worlds behind vividly painted doors awaits!

Bold Energy:  The Brilliant Yellow Exterior Door
Bold Energy: The Brilliant Yellow Exterior Door
Sunshine Delight:  The Yellow Painted Exterior Door
Sunshine Delight: The Yellow Painted Exterior Door
Bright & Brilliant Focal Points:  The Painted Yellow Exterior Door
Bright & Brilliant Focal Points: The Painted Yellow Exterior Door

Consider with appreciation the bold impact of the brilliant and vibrant yellow exterior door. Alas, although there are beautiful subtly hued doors of pale and subdued yellow, it is the bold and brilliant door that joyfully announces the entry to the interior worlds beyond that gains my focus. There is certainly appreciation to be found in the more pale, “Mellow Yellow” coating of soft appeal, but the impact of the bold citrus painted door creates an impact that deserves attention. To select a bold and unique color is a daring choice. Boldness requires confidence. To have the confidence to coat a layer of brilliant hue, such as yellow, on the doorway to our personal world is a statement in and of itself. Color represents us. And of the bold yellow? A confident brush of painted hue that cheerfully lends surprise and delight. Perhaps it lends one a “Look on the bright side” attitude. Color can certainly impact our emotions. A “Golden state of mind”, for certain. Either way, consider yellow with appreciation. Bold impact of a brilliant hue, indeed…

Kristin

“Colours are the smiles of nature”
-James Henry Leigh Hunt (1784-1859)