There are obviously a ton of great house colors homeowners can choose from, but yellow is certainly one of the most popular. It’s easy to see why, too! Yellow homes are simultaneously inviting and cheerful, and they sit in the sweet spot between subtle and bold. They catch the eye in a pleasing way, yet they don’t stick out and create an eyesore.
But yellow homes do present one surprising challenge: You must decide what color to paint your front door. And this is a decision that occasionally stymies homeowners.
Not to fear! We’ll share four of the best yellow house door colors below. Each will help convey a different mood and visual aesthetic, which means you’ll be able to pick the one that best suits your home and family.
Yellow House with Green Door
Painting your front door a bright, cheerful green color will give your home a bit of a lemon-lime feel. It’ll help emphasize the cheerful image of the home and offer quite a bit of “pop,” when viewed from the road. Just be sure to check with your homeowner’s association guidelines first, as bright green may be prohibited in some buttoned-down neighborhoods.
If bright green is a bit too loud for your tastes, consider a light, muted green. This will result in a slightly classier, more traditional feel, which may be more appropriate in some neighborhoods. But if you want your home to have the same boisterous personality that you possess, going brighter and bolder will have all of your neighbors green with envy.
Yellow House with Blue Door
Blue is one of my absolute favorite colors, whether by itself or as an accent against other colors. When it comes to yellow houses, if you decide to paint your door blue, we’d recommend painting the exterior window shutters to match. It will give your home that “home-sweet-home” look that’s sure to warm the heart of each passerby on a chilly day. When I think of yellow houses with blue doors, I imagine a home filled with love and memories. So, if that’s the type of home you want to portray, you definitely can’t go wrong with blue. Also, rumor has it– houses with blue doors sell faster than doors with other colors! So, if you are thinking about selling your home, then blue might be your best bet!
When picking out your perfect shade of blue, take into consideration the shade of yellow you’ve painted your home. Do some research and compare the darker and lighter shades to make sure you’ll be happy with the finished product. You can always repaint it, but who wants to take time out of their busy schedules to redo a project that could have been perfected the first time? I don’t know about you, but I’d rather spend that time making memories in my beautiful home with my loved ones.
Yellow House with White Door
A white front door can go with just about any color of house, so you will see this combination often. A yellow house with a white door says, “Welcome. Kick off your shoes and relax. Mi casa, es su casa.” And who wouldn’t want their guests to feel right at home?
And if you want to go one step further, matching the exterior window shutters with the white door adds to that “homey” feeling you’re desiring. The good news is, since they’ll all be white, if you decide to change it up down the road, repainting should be pretty easy. No color is easier to paint over than white.
Yellow House with Black Door
If your home is a darker shade of yellow, painting your front door black will most definitely make your home stand out. While it’s not the most common color choice, black will give your home that “edge” that your neighbors will not likely have with their own homes. A black front door adds a touch of attitude against the calming yellow, so if your personality is a little sweet and salty, this combination might suit you perfectly.
If you like the idea of a darker door but do not want to go completely black, try a dark gray or charcoal. You can still show off that glorious edge of yours – maybe just a little more quietly.
While the four colors mentioned above will all work splendidly for yellow houses, there are certainly plenty of other options – don’t feel obligated to select from these four. Ultimately, when deciding the best yellow house door colors, you have to be happy, so you should let your own tastes guide you. Plus, there are ways to decorate your front porch that can compliment almost any door color. So, sometimes paint isn’t even needed!
However, we want to hear from you! What color are you contemplating for your yellow house’s front door? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments! Your suggestion may even help other readers decide on the best color for their front door too.