Colmar, France

Considered one of the most beautiful towns in Europe, every street in the beyond-ridiculously picturesque, medieval Alsace town is an explosion of color.

Happy Rizzi Haus in Braunschweig, Germany

Painted by American artist James Rizzi in his distinctive graphic illustrative style,

..the Happy Rizzi Haus may have divided opinion between the young and old residents of Braunschweig, but it’s certainly brought colour to Ackerhof.

La Muralla Roja, Spain

The red-hued Spanish housing estate might resemble a crazy M. C. Escher drawing, but it was actually inspired by the traditions of the casbah…

Burano, Italy

You can’t move for brightly-coloured fisherman’s houses on the lace island of Burano, situated in the Venetian lagoon.

Keeping to a strict colour scheme, which has been in place since the founding of the island, residents cannot paint their houses in one of the rainbow colors without first getting permission from the government.

Stortorget in Stockholm, Sweden

Stortorget, Stockholm’s oldest square, is known for two things: its famous Christmas market, and the strikingly-painted 17th-century merchants houses.

Nyhavn, Copenhagen

We can’t get enough of the colored 17th-century buildings that line in Copenhagen’s old harbour of Nyhvn, where the writer Hans Christian Andersen lived.

Main Square of Poznan, Poland

The Old Market Square of Poznańn in Poland is surrounded by former merchants’ houses that have been painted in Mediterranean hues of azul blue,

..verdant green, and earthy yellows. Much of the square was destroyed during World War II and was carefully rebuilt in the 1950s…

Vernazza, Italy

Part of the Cinque Terre Italian Riviera, all the buildings in the small seaside town of Vernazza are a vibrant array of summery oranges and yellows.

Rue Cremieux in Paris, France

Just a short walk from the hustle and bustle of Gare de Lyon in the 12th Arrondissement of Paris, there is an enclave of pastel heaven.

Nova do Carvalho in Lisbon, Portugal

Known for its uniquely tiled buildings, Lisbon is a warren of brightly-coloured streets, many of which can be found in the old town.