Home is where the heart is. So if I’m going to keep my heart somewhere, it’s gotta look like somewhere my heart would go. And that starts at the beginning. It starts at the front door.
When we first bought our house I had grand plans for a fabulously bright and punchy magenta front door. Those plans were quickly and firmly nixed by my husband. I was so sure that he wouldn’t care about the door being pink that I probably asked him another 10 times after he first said no. He pretty much ALWAYS lets me go with my vision, but this time was a no go.
I had to give in, in the spirit of fairness. I mean, I have to respect his opinion when he feels strongly enough to put his foot down, right? Although I can’t say that my mom and I didn’t contemplate just painting it magenta and seeing what happened. But that’s probably not good karma to have around your front door.
Beautiful magenta front doors still make my knees weak. Check out these beauties:
Aren’t they gorgeous? But in this household, a compromise needed to be found. The next color that popped into my head? Yellow. Bright, happy yellow. Yellow is a good compromise color for us since a) we both like it b) it’s gender-neutral and c) it’s the color of bees, which I love, and the Pittsburgh Steelers, which my husband loves.
Even better? Benjamin Moore’s Color Capture app has a color matching feature. I had a picture of a Steelers logo on my phone. I uploaded the image to the app and in the list of color matches I found Yellow Brick Road. I was so excited because, let’s face it, this is a great name for a front door color. I’m a girl who sometimes picks nail polish colors based on the names, so I was in heaven. To make it even better, the Wizard of Oz has special significance for Jason and I. Yellow Brick Road just seemed fated to make it’s way into our color palette.