The Top Five Best Shades Of Yellow For Your Front Door

In our last two articles, we looked at the top five best shades of both blue and red paint for your bespoke front door, so you could choose the perfect tone for your house to make it as aesthetically pleasing and welcoming as possible. But what if blue or red aren’t exactly the colours for you, regardless of what shade you use? Well, maybe yellow will suit your London front door and make your house look beautiful. In this blog, let’s take a look at our top five favourite shades of yellow that are just absolutely stunning for front doors, and we’ll give you a few ideas of when each shade is ideal for use. We hope this blog can help you pick the perfect paint colour for your front door so you can make your neighbours jealous!

  1. Yellowcake

The yellowcake shade of yellow is extremely bright and positive, and really suits your house on sunny days when there is a little shade but mostly bright light. It reflects light incredibly and adds a really upbeat and welcoming appearance to the outside of your house. Although it has an old timey feel and would suit a forties house, it still looks stunning today and you can absolutely get away with coating your bespoke front door in it!

  1. Classic Yellow

Just because it has classic in the name doesn’t mean you can definitely get away with this shade of yellow, but depending on the appearance and exterior of your house, it can compliment your architecture and design features very well. It’s quite a strong shade of yellow and in its purest form it’s likely to create a ghastly appearance if paired with some more dull colours – however, if your house has a lot of vibrant classic colours, then the classic yellow shade might just be perfect for it!

  1. Lemon

The lemon door shade of yellow is not so common, but it is really gorgeous and when paired with some attractive exterior house colours it can look very fabulous and add a welcoming, friendly feel to the outside of your house. It’s been used in a lot of Mediterranean style homes and can look pretty decent in the sunlight. You might want to be careful pairing it with some stronger colour tones, such as classic red, because depending on where your colours are distributed on the exterior of your house they can clash pretty badly. We recommend searching up some great examples of houses with lemon yellow front doors to see if your house’s design is suited for this shade.

  1. Pineapple

If you are going for a darker shade of orange, then pineapple might be a good choice for your bespoke front door. In fact, the pineapple shade of yellow actually looks fruity, so if you have a house with playful or positive looking architecture, then it might be a good paint choice for your front door. It is quite out there but it has been pulled off very well for so many different kinds of houses and depending on your architecture and the outside colours of your house, it can look really nice all year round.

  1. Canary

Canary is a brighter, less vibrant tone of yellow which can go really well with white colours and some simple house architecture. It doesn’t stand out too much or get in your face, but it’s pleasant, relaxed and very appealing!

How to inspect your old door frame.

If you are planning to buy a new Bespoke front door and think your old frame is still in good condition you can check this in 3 easy steps:

a. Check the frame for rot. Use a house key (not a screw driver or chisel, these are too sharp) to poke the cill and the bottom of the frame verticals. You are looking for soft timber. If you find soft timber then the frame is rotten and needs to be replaced.

b. Use a spirit level and tape measure to find out if the frame is square. Most frames are not square. If the verticals are more than 20mm off the vertical line then a new frame is required. If the head or the cill are more than 25mm off the horizontal line then a new frame is required. If the head or the cill are not level then you must tell the customer that the door will not look straight at the top or the bottom, but there is nothing you can do to change this unless you change the frame.

c. Check the frame for cracks/ splits. These can be caused by a break-in in the past. If there are splits around the hinges then the new hinges won’t carry the door and the door might drop. This means the frame must be replaced. If there are splits around the locks then the door may not be as secure and the frame might need to be replaced. If the splits around a lock keep are small, then a London bar might help to re-inforce the frame and the old frame could be kept.

When your frame pass all tests you can buy your dream period front door I our online shop at https://www.bespokefrontdoor.com/doors

Bespoke In: Yellow

You can add instant curb appeal by painting your front door, but yellow may not be your first consideration for a paint colour. However, it’s a fun and happy colour that radiates warmth, cheer, and is inviting to all who visit. Enjoy our favourite picks of yellow door colours to inspire creativity over the upcoming summer months.

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Why Yellow?

Yellow is one of the primary colours that is considered to be a warm and cheery colour, associated with happiness and well-being, as well as peace and strength. It’s easy to see why yellow has become the colour of choice while homeowners have spruced up their home’s entrance over lockdown!

 

“Yellow offers the warmest of welcomes for any front door” – Marianne Shillingford, Creative Director at Dulux.

 

Yellow is linked to optimism and extraversion. Guests will expect sunny rooms and cheerful decor inside. But be cautious not to splash it everywhere – yellow works great against neutral trims, panelling and brickwork, and even more alluring when couple with some natural greenery and outdoor hanging baskets.

 

Shades We Love

 

  1. Gold Yellow

This shade of yellow is the most luxurious of the bunch, adding a touch of glam to your Bespoke front door facade. We just love how it adds a pop of colour but also keeps your home’s entrance an elegant walkway, to be admired by all guests and passers-by.

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  1. Pastel Yellow

If you’re a fan of the subtle and tasteful shades of yellow, why not opt for a pastel shade? Still being sunny and vibrant, a pastel yellow shade adds a burst of colour to your front facade, without overwhelming your existing style and design.

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  1. Lemon Yellow

For the zesty, fun and creative bunch who plan to brighten up their home’s first impression. Lemon yellow is one of our favourite shades, with the ability to set your house apart from rows of similar properties with an original and eye-catching look.

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  1. Canary Yellow

Subtle and subdued it is not, but a canary yellow front door can give your home a zesty new personality. The zing of this beautiful yellow shade can liven up any tired looking home with a burst of creativity and energy. It’s the perfect choice for coupling with white trims and darker panelling/brickwork.

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  1. Sunshine Yellow

This alluring shade contrasts beautifully with the darker trims and grey walls, adding a pop of character and personality to your home. Everyone loves some sunshine, and when it’s a part of your home, it’s perfect for adding some fun factor and creating a warm welcome for guests and visitors.

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Yellow front doors pair beautifully with houses of various style, shape and period, from quaint small country cottages to contemporary new city builds. So, if you’re considering a refresh on your tired front door, go ahead and try some sunshine.

Accoya® Is The Best Choice For Your Front Door

When choosing what your door should be made of, wood remains a popular choice – with thanks to its versatility, the attractiveness and uniqueness of each piece, and the fact it is generated from a natural source.

 

But strong aesthetics alone is not enough – especially when it comes to a safe and secure front door. Any material used needs to be highly robust, long-lasting and durable. Not to mention the appeal of blocking sound and conserving heat. When it comes down to it, it’s the quality of the wood that counts.

 

That is why we use Accoya®.

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What is Accoya® wood?

 

Accoya® timber is the world’s leading long-life wood. It is a timber that has been modified via a process called ‘acetylation’, which increases its durability, enabling it to resist rot, defy the elements and stay strong and resilient for decades to come – all without affecting its natural appearance.

 

From a sustainability perspective, while other types of durable woods tend to be slower growing species, Accoya® is made using fast-growing, sustainably forested radiata pine. Better yet, nothing is added to the wood that doesn’t naturally occur in it, making it an environmentally-friendly and sustainable timber.

 

And the benefits are endless…

 

Increased Stability

For most wood materials, temperature, humidity and poor weather conditions are all critical factors that can increase the likelihood of swelling and shrinkage, and in turn, can have unwelcome implications. With Accoya®, the risk is reduced by 75% or more, meaning you won’t need to worry about doors rotting, splitting, jamming or letting in drafts.

 

Great Durability

Lasting 50 years above ground, and 25 years in-ground or freshwater, Accoya® has Class 1 durability. This surpasses even teak. It forms an effective barrier to insect attack, being indigestible to microorganisms and insects and therefore more durable to wood-destroying fungi, and is virtually rot-proof.

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Versatility

Accoya® is the perfect choice for doors. The wood is easy to coat as it requires less preparation and sanding that others. Its improved stability also means coatings last up to two times longer, which reduces the need for maintenance.

 

Improved Insulation

In comparison to other commonly used hardwood and softwood species, Accoya® wood offers superior thermal insulation. This provides energy conservation advantages such as when used in applications including window frames as well as front doors – saving you money on your energy bills in the long-run.

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Sustainability

Accoya® is sourced from FSC® and other regionally certified woods, meaning it is a naturally renewable material. It also provides compelling environmental advantages over slow-growing hardwoods and woods treated with toxic chemicals, meaning that Accoya® can be safely reused, recycled and incinerated.

 

When it comes to a new Bespoke front door, a lot of aspects need to be considered: from style, colour, size and hardware. However, one major feature to be mindful of is the material of the door. With Accoya®, you can guarantee an attractive, long-lasting, highly durable and easy-to-maintain door that will last through decades of use. What’s not to love?