Roundup: Yellow Houses in Friendship Heights

On a driving tour through the neighborhood of Friendship Heights last week, we counted eleven yellow houses. Eleven! After a good discussion about whether or not to paint brick, we now want to know what you think of painting a house yellow. Do you think it's sunny? Optimistic?

Although we officially counted eleven, there were many more that we drove by and didn't count or take pictures of. There was even one brick house painted lemon yellow that looked friendly and darling. After recently moving to DC we have loved seeing so many bright options for exterior paint color.

A light yellow could be a regional neutral — bolder than cream, but more muted than a dark saffron. Also, yellow has been declared the color of 2009 by Pantone, so maybe there will be more homeowners willing to experiment. We're all for this trend — bring on the cheerfulness and sunshine! (Can you tell we're also ready for summer?)

(Images: Lindsey Rowe)

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