The 15 Most Colorful Buildings in the World

The 15 Most Colorful Buildings in the World

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Be gone, boring no-color bricks. There’s nothing in the world that makes this crew happier than a splashed-up building.

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    Remember 2008? When the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube were the main venues of the Beijing Olympics? These cutting-edge and futuristic figures reaffirmed that China is indeed a power economy. The steel structure and bubble-covered cube illuminate the night sky in a rainbow of colors. Those Olympic glory days might be gone, but this is one place you’ll still want to visit when you’re in China.
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    Located in London, Neal’s Yard is hands down the cutest salad bar in the world. All the buildings in this little alcove are super artsy, making the alleyway something right out of a storybook.
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    Speaking of color authorities, apparently there is a Pantone hotel in Brussels. The building has seven floors decorated with different color palettes with sleek interior design. Each guest room is a true work of art. Crisp white walls and bedding act as a canvas to bold appliances and decor.
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    How could we not include Crayola on our list? They’re the color authority. With 60,000 square feet of colorful adventures and attractions for kids, this place demands an entire day. Trust: Both you and your kids won’t wanna leave.
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    The Saguaro was built in honor of the vibrant spirit of the Southwest. The color choice is definitely applauded by SoCal vacationers. The bold hues reflect indigenous flowers of the desert. This boutique hotel provides the best way to start a vacation — a big dose of color therapy to kick your concrete-jungle blues.
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    This four-star hotel is located along the Bilbao riverfront, a residential area in Bizkaia, Spain. Its 36 colorful lookouts consist of three primary colors — red, yellow and blue — and their complementary colors, green, violet and orange. Your vacation is guaranteed to be tops: Looking through colors always makes everything better, right?
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    Still a hard-core Nirvana fan? Right this way. We all know Seattle is the home of Starbucks, grunge music and super cutting-edge technology. But wow, this museum definitely sums up what Seattle is all about. EMP museum is a non-profit dedicated to all the great things about contemporary pop culture, housed in sleek and metallic architecture.
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    Don’t you wish your government offices looked as colorful as Singapore’s? This building houses branches in charge of media, information technology and public libraries in Singapore. The iconic rainbow-colored shutters are one of travel bloggers’ favorite sights to snap up in Singapore.
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    Hollywood: It’s the home of entertainment, including colorful architecture. PDC consists of three buildings — Blue building, Green building and Red building. Red is the newest addition to the PDC and is mainly office space, while Green contains a film theater and conference center and Blue houses showrooms and office spaces.
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    We have no doubt that LEGO blocks inspired this Madrid building in big and awesome ways. This pixelated building features 16 different color panels that create one giant LEGO-wannabe.
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    This building is considered the first shopping mall in São Paulo. Shopping doesn’t get much more colorful than that.
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    American 3-D pop artist James Rizzie and German gallery owner Olaf Jaschke dreamed up this… well, dream, and while conservative locals were first appalled by the building, nearly 20 years later, no one can imagine Brunswick without it.
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