A thoughtful exterior home color can make all the difference. Unlike your interior palette, going bold outside is much less of a design risk—making it the perfect place to play with brighter hues. Whether you’re highlighting your home’s architectural details or simply bringing some vibrance to your neighborhood curb appeal, there are endless reasons to try a striking shade. All around the world, from San Francisco to Cartagena, homeowners are stepping up to the challenge of going bold, with superior exteriors.
Swipe through for 60 of our favorites.
Citrusy shades line this Cape Town block.
A Spanish-style home boasts a warm ochre facade.
A medley of vibrant shades highlight the Victorian architecture of this Louisiana home.
A two-toned blue exterior in Morocco is accented with a colorful vertical garden.
Pale pastel row houses soak up the warm Italian sun in Sardinia.
A grassy green exterior brings some warmth to snowy Norway.
A three-toned building offers some vibrance along the Venice canals.ß
Muted shades of red, green, and yellow bring life to the rolling hills of Austria.
A saturated orange building with bright white balconies and verdant vines.
A lesson in color theory comes to life on the facade of this Victorian New Orleans home.
As if the geometric architecture wasn't enough, a lemon yellow facade creates a striking home exterior.
A clay-like red and minty green find harmony in Colombia.
Cool colors come together around a bright green door.
In Old San Juan, colors inspired by blue skies and tropical corals are embraced on the home exteriors.
An village backed by cerulean waters is a medley of bold color.
Every house favors bold, decadent hues on this colorful Seattle street.
The clean-lined architecture of this modern building is accented with classic colors, including blue, yellow, orange, and green.
A brick exterior contrasts with pretty pastels on a row of homes in London.
Subdued shades of green, blue, and red, feel perfectly in place in this urban area.
Copenhagen's classically bright facades feel especially vibrant on a sunny summer day.
A history of color on a Sardinian hillside.
Tropical shades of green and orange blend in with the surroundings on Réunion Island.
Narrow row houses are broken up with color on the streets of Poznan, Poland.
A home exterior in Peru packs a punch with saturated shades of green, orange, and purple.
Pastel homes with complementary trim are coordinated on the streets of England
A colorful landscape worth swooning over in Valparaíso, Chile.
Purple and red are the perfect pairing on a quirky building in Ireland.
Varied colors and architecture make this street in Poland worth stopping for
Stacked shades in England teach a valuable lesson in color play.
A whirlwind of colors in Brazil highlight each home's unique architecture.