Published on March 9, 2016

These colorful buildings break away from the bland and embrace the bold, making quite an argument for a bright hued exterior. 

@shearasol captured a rainbow over this hot pink home in Malaysia!

This gorgeous block in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico has us reconsidering the color palette of our homes.

Photo by @mattcrump

Painted Ladies aside, Haight Street in San Francisco offers some of the most colorful Victorian-style houses in the city.

We love how the pale red exterior is accentuated by the bright red, blue, and yellow tile patterns on the balconies and windows of this home in Ljubljana, Slovenia. 

The Dan Tel Aviv Hotel incorporates all the colors of the rainbow on its Instagram-worthy façade.

Breakwater on South Beach in Miami has got to be one of our favorite buildings! The art deco-inspired hotel boasts beachfront views and an impeccably color blocked exterior.

Built on a steep hill in Valparaíso, Chile, the architect of Lofts Yungay incorporated bright colors into his design to soften the appearance of the building’s upward crawl. 

The bright blue exterior of Hotel Casa Miguel in Chefchaouen, Morocco is one truly special, hidden gem.

Brilliant turquoise shutters paired with the orange, wrought iron details complete this New Orleans classic. 

This multi-colored gem in Singapore’s Little India is more or less the home version of a rainbow.

Perhaps one of the most colorful cities in Italy, Cinque Terre arguably boasts some of the most animated buildings in the world.

The homes on this Louisiana block prove that painting a home’s exterior with complementary hues can look good.

Photo via @dsicre

Along Copenhagen’s harbor, a row of eclectically-colored buildings contribute a light and cheery element to the area. 

Orange may be the more underrated color for a building exterior, though it certainly provides this Florida residence with irresistible charm.

Photo via @khodifeiz

Although it’s not completely covered in color, this home in Barcelona incorporates just enough of it to stand out amongst the rest.

Photo via @not_monroe

If all the buildings in Punta Cana are this colorful, consider our next vacation to the Dominican Republic booked! 

Photo by @mattcrump

With thick stripes and a bright coat of paint, these vibrant beach houses in Costa Nova, Portugal don’t shy away from making a statement — and we absolutely love it! 

A fresh coat of paint makes these color-coordinated German buildings look more welcoming.

This colorfully geometric building is actually a bank in Tokyo!

Even during the dreary winters of Wroclaw, Poland, these buildings manage to take center stage and bring a whole lot more color to the town.

There is perhaps nothing better than a bright yellow building on a Miami beach.

This German building isn’t afraid to use complementary colors to make a beautifully vivid statement. 

Havana, Cuba knows exactly what to do when it comes to bright building exteriors. 

This neon colored canal has us wishing we were in Portofino right about now. 

Reminiscent of a Lego tower, the Carabanchel Building in Madrid makes a name for itself with a color block façade. 

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