For some reason, most of the world seems to be stuck in a rut when it comes to building colors. But the buildings on this list abandon the usual grays, browns, yellows and whites for bold splashes of color.

Most people would probably prefer having colorful buildings like these, but there are a few practical reasons why it's hard to have such a colorful building. Maintaining a complex and colorful facade is far more difficult and expensive than maintaining one painted with a single color, and most expensive paints with special anti-corrosive or weatherproof properties are only produced in a few common colors.

#1 This Wall Plays Music When It Rains

This Wall Plays Music When It Rains

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DavidAdamson 1 year ago

Would live to hear and this one during a thunder storm.

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#2 Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

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ShelliWoolvertonWyatt 1 year ago

MIND OFFICIALLY BLOWN

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#3 Nautilus: Giant Seashell House

Nautilus: Giant Seashell House

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StevenWhittaker-Jones 1 year ago

I love that stained glass window,

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#4 Galera - Užupis Art Incubator, Vilnius, Lithuania

Galera - Užupis Art Incubator, Vilnius, Lithuania

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#5 Rainbow House In Brooklyn

Rainbow House In Brooklyn

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EllenShea 1 year ago

This house is not located in Brooklyn, NY, but in High Falls, New York, which is upstate in Ulster County. http://www.shawangunkjournal.com

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#6 Kindergarten In Paris

Kindergarten In Paris

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Daniela Collu 1 year ago

Fantastico!

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#7 Hundertwasserhaus, Vienna

Hundertwasserhaus, Vienna

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Lenore 1 year ago

I like the way how colorful it looks & having an antique touch at the same time :) I wonder how it looks inside!

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#8 Painted Favela In Santa Marta, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Painted Favela In Santa Marta, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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JessicaTurner 11 months ago

It reminds me of fruit stripe gum!

#9 Ramenskoye, Russia

Ramenskoye, Russia

Ramenskoye, Russia

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UnosCooper 1 year ago

wahhhhh brilliant really work hard?

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#10 A House That Should Really Be In The Land Of Oz

A House That Should Really Be In The Land Of Oz

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#11 Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos, Greece

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Lenore 1 year ago

Cute!!

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#12 Carabanchel 24 Building In Madrid, Spain.

Carabanchel 24 Building In Madrid, Spain.

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Lenore 1 year ago

Lego! :)

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#13 Rainbow House In Usa

Rainbow House In Usa

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vickicastle 1 year ago

Wasn't this the house opposite West borough baptist church? If so it was painted in protest to their opinions on the LG BT community.

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#14 Colorful House In Nippes, Cologne, Germany

Colorful House In Nippes, Cologne, Germany

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LizanolAbatagel 3 months ago

Flordeliz Centen Abad

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#15 Apartment Buildings In Singapore

Apartment Buildings In Singapore

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MentalcoachingSeidl 1 year ago

http://www.blumau.com/

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