It totally makes me giddy that typography is now the main attraction on our front door (well, that and the bright, happy yellow behind it).

Ever since we moved into our house (two years ago) I’ve thought about painting our door. It was a dark forest green color—not exactly offensive or unappealing—but not my style either. It wasn’t until I saw this blog post that I decided to get the ball rolling. The couple at Young House Love had a very detailed blog post on how they painted their door yellow. Yellow! Why didn’t I think of that? 24/7 sunshiney happiness right at my front door. Convincing Pete to paint the door yellow was surprisingly easy, and I’m truly impressed at his willingness to take on this project the first weekend after I mentioned it.

We bought the exact same color featured in the Young House Love blog post, Valspar Duramax color matched to Full Sun EB1-1 by Valspar’s Eddie Bauer Home collection. As you can see, it is, indeed, very yellow.

Yellow Paint

Since our previous door hardware (handle, locks, mail slot, etc) was gold, we decided to replace it with something darker for more contrast. We went with a dark finish on everything, including the house numbers which we mounted down the center of the door. We bought these really cool geometric house numbers from Home Depot. We installed them “floating” rather than flush to the surface of the door. As the light changes throughout the day, the shadow cast by the house numbers changes. It totally makes me giddy that typography is now the main attraction on our front door (well, that and the bright, happy yellow behind it).

The finished product came out great. I’m in love!

Yellow Door Before and After

Nico’s a pretty big fan as well.

Nico on the Porch