We so desperately need sunshine in Sonoma that I decided to focus on finding the perfect yellow for my Dutch door (double hung/half door) on the guest house which will also be the front door color for the main house. I love all the names that the paint companies have used to describe yellows which are far less numerous than grays.
After narrowing the choices:
Benjamin Moore Stuart Gold- way too deep a Dijon mustard for me
Benjamin Moore Imperial- as bright as the brightest sunflower and a bit too electric yellow
Benjamin Moore Yellow Highlighter- exactly as the name implies and therefore not the front door statement I wanted
Sherwin Williams Sundance- very close but not quite it
The finalists came down to:
Benjamin Moore Raincoat: https://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/color-overview/find-your-color/color/2020-40/yellow-rain-coat?color=2020-40
C2 Bonjour: http://www.myperfectcolor.com/en/color/12765_C2-C2-3065-Bonjour
An interesting market study. I painted the swatches on foam core board to show around-- all the men picked the same color and the women picked the other…. with the 12 plus folks that I asked, the gender preference was clear.
Check out the colors and I’ll let you know with the next post which I chose and see if you were in keeping with the male vs female yellow color preference.
Raincoat yellow as the chosen door color
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