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)

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Exterior Color Inspirations: The Regal & Dramatic “Purple” Painted Door

The Deep, Dark Purple  Hues Coating The Exterior Door
The Deep, Dark Purple Hue Coating The Exterior Door: Violet Delight

The majestic color of purple. Although the dramatic and potent color is a bold choice for the exterior door, the appreciation of its richness in deep hues, brilliant delight of violet hues or the toned down shades of the lavender hue is worthy of our focus. Of course, among the variations of this striking hue are “Aubergine” (French, referencing the dark color hue of an eggplant) or “Cabernet” (A dark, rich color that verges on red yet holds a purple hued cast) . Deep variations of the regal and rich hue of purple.

The color purple is associated with wisdom, wealth, nobility, royalty, luxury and power. The mixture of calming blue and energetic red certainly goes far in stimulating our senses. Said to have been the favored color of Cleopatra (who knew?), the color hue of purple deserves our focus. That said, the focal point of a home is the front door: front and center in drawing our eyes. With the daring addition of purple hued layers of paint a unique energy is relayed. A color that is historically and internationally heralded with royal attributions, consider with appreciation the exterior entrance to the interior world coated with a layer of sophisticated and striking deep purple hues

Dramatic & Energetic:  The Purple Hued Painted Exterior Door
Dramatic & Energetic: The Purple Hued Painted Exterior Door
"Cabernet" & "Aubergine" Hues Of Purple Tones On The Exterior Front Door
“Cabernet”, “Burgundy” & “Aubergine” Hues Of Purple Tones On The Exterior Front Door

And of course…the softer side of purple…lavender bliss….

Lavender Bliss:  Soft, Purple Hued Painted Exterior Doors
Lavender Bliss: Soft, Purple Hued Painted Exterior Doors
Vivid & Bold:  Painted Purple Delight
Vivid & Bold: Painted Purple Delight

From vibrant purple to deep, dark eggplant or cabernet to the pale hues of lilac, consider the beauty of purple hues layered upon the exterior front door. A regal and dramatic and beautiful hue, indeed…

Kristin