Be a cheer leader with this color that captures the sun and radiates a warm welcome

When to Paint Your Home Yellow.

Thinking of making your home’s exterior color evoke summertime and sunshine? Then consider yellow. Ranging from soft and earth toned to more electric and brash, yellow serves a home’s exterior well. Whether they’re set off by winter’s snow and gray skies or summer’s green landscape and blue skies, yellow homes make their presence known.

I find that the color yellow is best used for traditional-style homes. From the more ocher yellows of stuccoed exteriors on Tuscan villas to the bright, almost neon palette of some 19th-century exteriors, yellow keeps a home warm, welcoming and cheerful.

So let’s leave white to those most rational and platonic of home styles, such as colonial and modernist, and explore using some joyous yellow.