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 5 years 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 4 years ago

MIND OFFICIALLY BLOWN

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#3

Nautilus: Giant Seashell House

Nautilus: Giant Seashell House

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StevenWhittaker-Jones 5 years 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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TaisSkinder 5 years ago

:3

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#5

Rainbow House In Brooklyn

Rainbow House In Brooklyn

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EllenShea 5 years 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 5 years ago

Fantastico!

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#7

Hundertwasserhaus, Vienna

Hundertwasserhaus, Vienna

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Lenore 5 years 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 4 years ago

It reminds me of fruit stripe gum!

#9

Ramenskoye, Russia

Ramenskoye, Russia

Ramenskoye, Russia

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UnosCooper 5 years 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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AlyssaMuniz 5 years ago

where is this?

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#11

Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos, Greece

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Lenore 5 years ago

Cute!!

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#12

Carabanchel 24 Building In Madrid, Spain.

Carabanchel 24 Building In Madrid, Spain.

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Lenore 5 years ago

Lego! :)

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#13

Rainbow House In Usa

Rainbow House In Usa

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vickicastle 5 years 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 years ago

Flordeliz Centen Abad

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#15

Apartment Buildings In Singapore

Apartment Buildings In Singapore

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MentalcoachingSeidl 4 years ago

http://www.blumau.com/

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#16

Neal's Yard, London

Neal's Yard, London

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Gerry Keller 5 years ago

Just love this place.

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#17

Casa Batlló, Barcelona, Spain

Casa Batlló, Barcelona, Spain

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Alisa Aiken 5 years ago

Love it!

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#18

Houses In Costa Nova

Houses In Costa Nova

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Zamość, Poland

Zamość, Poland

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Paulina Demska 5 years ago

I am living here!

#20

La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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#21

Zalipie, Poland

Zalipie, Poland

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Lenore 5 years ago

I like it :) A little retouch on the roof would be greater ;)

#22

The Womb- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

The Womb- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

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#23

Wimereux House

Wimereux House

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RandomPanda 5 years ago

It reminds me of the colourful house from 'Up'

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#24

Colorful Granada, Nicaragua

Colorful Granada, Nicaragua

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#25

Concepción De Ataco, El Salvador

Concepción De Ataco, El Salvador

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#26

Sunset At Nyhavn - Copenhagen - Denmark

Sunset At Nyhavn - Copenhagen - Denmark

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#27

Colorful House In San Francisco

Colorful House In San Francisco

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Lenore 5 years ago

Like a playhouse!

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#28

Street Art House In In Situ Art Festival

Street Art House In In Situ Art Festival

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#29

Street View - Burano, Italy

Street View - Burano, Italy

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Lois Gunby 5 years ago

I love this place :-)

#30

Lofts Yungay, Valparaíso, Chile

Lofts Yungay, Valparaíso, Chile

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#31

Luna Park, New Jersey

Luna Park, New Jersey

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Alisa Aiken 5 years ago

WOuld do this to my house if I could afford it.

#32

Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw, Poland

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CatherineRoebuck 4 years ago

Love it!

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#33

Neal's Yard London

Neal's Yard London

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#34

Willemstad, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles, Dutch West Indies, Unesco World Heritage Site

Willemstad, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles, Dutch West Indies, Unesco World Heritage Site

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Fatima Fernandez 5 years ago

hermosas!!! *-*

#35

Snail Home Sofia

Snail Home Sofia

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#36

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan

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Alisa Aiken 5 years ago

Love both design and colour

#37

Colorful Houses In Bo-kaap, South Africa

Colorful Houses In Bo-kaap, South Africa

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#38

Design Hotel, Budapest, Hungary

Design Hotel, Budapest, Hungary

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#39

Le Gabut District, La Rochelle, France

Le Gabut District, La Rochelle, France

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#40

Rizzi Haus, Braunschweig, Germany

Rizzi Haus, Braunschweig, Germany

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Fatima Fernandez 5 years ago

esta no me puede fascinar mas... precioso!!, hermoso!! mas de lo que puedo imaginar... es todo un arte

#41

70 Ft Silos In Vancouver, Canada

70 Ft Silos In Vancouver, Canada

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FatimaFernandez 5 years ago

una de las mejores!

#42

Brandhorst Museum, Munich

Brandhorst Museum, Munich

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Fatima Fernandez 5 years ago

wow!!! *-*

#43

Rainbow Village, Taichung, Taiwan

Rainbow Village, Taichung, Taiwan

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#44

Manarola, Italy

Manarola, Italy

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#45

Blue House In Didden Village In Rotterdam

Blue House In Didden Village In Rotterdam

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#46

Os Gémeos In Lisbon, Portugal

Os Gémeos In Lisbon, Portugal

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FatimaFernandez 5 years ago

es genial! precioso

#47

Saint Basil's Cathedral Moscow

Saint Basil's Cathedral Moscow

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5 years ago

I was amazed it was not in the list already, Alisa ;-)

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#48

Cork, Ireland

Cork, Ireland

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#49

Cinema "palads" In Copenhagen, Denmark

Cinema "palads" In Copenhagen, Denmark

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#50

Handelskade, Willemstad, Curaçao

Handelskade, Willemstad, Curaçao

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#51

Poznan, Poland, Old Town (rynek)

Poznan, Poland, Old Town (rynek)

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Elliot Lord 5 years ago

Eastern Europe is great for colourful buildings.

#52

Poznań, Poland

Poznań, Poland

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Fatima Fernandez 5 years ago

impresionante!!

#53

ValparaÍso, Chile

ValparaÍso, Chile

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#54

Kinderhaus In Bayreuth

Kinderhaus In Bayreuth

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#55

Calle Carabobo - Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela.

Calle Carabobo - Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela.

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#56

Burano, Italy

Burano, Italy

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#57

Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw, Poland

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KatiaWinnicka 5 years ago

And it's a tax office :D

#58

Street Art, Colou While Rebuilding After The Earthquakes In Christchurch Nz

Street Art, Colou While Rebuilding After The Earthquakes In Christchurch Nz

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LauriNovak 5 years ago

Wonderful!! I love how the colors of the building and sky are mimicked in the building's art. Well done!!

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#59

House In Kolkata Near Badamtala Asar Sangha

House In Kolkata Near Badamtala Asar Sangha

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#60

Rizzi Haus, Braunschweig, Germany

Rizzi Haus, Braunschweig, Germany

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#61

Hotel Spirit - Bratislava, Slovakia

Hotel Spirit - Bratislava, Slovakia

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#62

Handelskade, Willemstad, Curaçao

Handelskade, Willemstad, Curaçao

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Fatima Fernandez 5 years ago

que precioso

#63

Museo De Arte Moderno, Leon, España

Museo De Arte Moderno, Leon, España

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Alisa Aiken 5 years ago

Lovely

#64

Hospital Alto Deba, Mondragón (pais Vasco - España)

Hospital Alto Deba, Mondragón (pais Vasco - España)

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#65

St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

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#66

Chiesa Di San Pietro, Pizzighettone-cremona-italy

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#67

Randyland ,pittsburgh, Pa

Randyland ,pittsburgh, Pa

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#68

Campeche, México

Campeche, México

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#69

Rainbow House, Christiania, Copenhagen, Denmark

Rainbow House, Christiania, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Alisa Aiken 5 years ago

Love it!

#70

Prince Albert Pub, Brighton, Uk

Prince Albert Pub, Brighton, Uk

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squirkle84 5 years ago

OH WOW! This is my favorite so far!

#71

Equality House Topeka, Ks...directly Across The Street From Westboro Baptist "church"

Equality House Topeka, Ks...directly Across The Street From Westboro Baptist "church"

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#72

Hundertwasser Toilets In Kawakawa, New Zealand

Hundertwasser Toilets In Kawakawa, New Zealand

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#73

Shakespearestraße, Leipzig, Germany

Shakespearestraße, Leipzig, Germany

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#74

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

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#75

Burano, Venice, Italy

Burano, Venice, Italy

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#76

Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre, Italy

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#77

Burano Italy

Burano Italy

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#78

Bayonne, Basque Country, France

Bayonne, Basque Country, France

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#79

Valledupar, Cesar, Colombia...... La Casa En El Aire..

Valledupar, Cesar, Colombia...... La Casa En El Aire..

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Alisa Aiken 5 years ago

Pretty.

#80

Júcar, Málaga (spain)

Júcar, Málaga (spain)

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#81

Montreal Convention Centre

Montreal Convention Centre

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#82

Colorful Mural By Astro In Vitry Sur Seine, France

Colorful Mural By Astro In Vitry Sur Seine, France

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#83

Beautiful Reflection Of A Colorful Building, France

Beautiful Reflection Of A Colorful Building, France

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#84

Tirana | Albania - Painted Buildings

Tirana | Albania - Painted Buildings

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#85

Sintra Castle, Portugal

Sintra Castle, Portugal

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#86

Bedlam Market-derry, Northern Ireland

Bedlam Market-derry, Northern Ireland

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#87

Duesseldorf Keifernstrasse, Creepy-crawly House

Duesseldorf Keifernstrasse, Creepy-crawly House