The South's Most Colorful Houses
Homeowners who aren't afraid of splashes of bright hues.
You’ve probably already noticed how color can completely change and revamp a city. Just take a look at the Rainbow Row district in Charleston, South Carolina. The tourist attraction and postcard fixture draws crowds from all over to take in the beautifully-hued series of private Antebellum-style homes lining the street. It’s obvious designers of the Victorian era embraced color palettes. Beyond the Lowcountry, though, any road trip across the South will reveal bold, eye-catching, and stately homes that borrow more colors from the rainbow than classic neutral shades from Benjamin Moore Paints. Among a sea of gray, white, and light blue, it’s quite refreshing to see pink, purple, and green exteriors that are no shrinking violets in their coastal community and neighborhoods. Some boast just one pop of color, others somewhat mimic a box of Crayola, but they all deliver major curb appeal—without us ever stepping a foot inside. When you’re ready to give your humble abode a complete makeover, start with the exterior, even if it’s just the front door. These homes will inspire you to paint the town red, or in any other bright color you prefer.