15 Delightful Yellow Doors from Around the World



Image: Alan Ling

There’s no underestimating the importance of a good door. It welcomes your guests, greets you at the end of a long day (or says goodbye as you leave in the morning) and, of course, keeps out undesirables. Doors also open to allow in light and air, close to keep out unpleasant drafts, and act as a barrier to noise and fire. Security and protection aside, there’s the whole visual appeal they add to your home too. Doors, we’ve discovered, can be as cheery as people want them to be — so what better color to paint this essential feature of any building than a striking and jaunty yellow?

Yes, the sunny color we all know and love is quite a popular choice for doors — but as we will see, no two yellow doors are quite the same. Let’s take a look at some wonderfully bright and charming doors from all over the world, starting with this beauty here. In case the bright yellow of this door isn’t enough to catch your eye, the wall surrounding it is an equally dramatic red. The door is actually the back entrance to a shop house down an alley in Singapore. Makes you wonder how pretty the front door is…


Image: Stephen Heron

It would certainly be hard to pass by this music school door in Dublin without noticing the vibrant color contrast between the black ironwork decoration and bright paint. Stephen Heron, the photographer who took this shot, says he’s taken pictures of this particular door many times, and it’s not hard to understand why it should be such an appealing subject.

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