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Curious Cues About the World’s Most Colourful Cities

The Splash collection was actually the first collection we fully developed, created and put out there in the world! We thought we’d do a quick revisit to some of the most colourful cities in the world! If you’re looking for a set of colourful architectural artwork, then look no further. Check out the Studio’s Splash collection and grab a set of prints at discounted prices today.

Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in the Liguria region of Italy meaning “Five Lands” and comprises of five villages. Over the centuries, people have carefully built terraces on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the sea.

Next time you are in Italy, don’t miss the charm of the lack of visible corporate development and the abundance of brightly painted Italian architecture.


Lined with 17th and 18th century buildings, including townhouses, bars, cafes and restaurants, built with wood, bricks and plaster, Copenhagen’s heart lies in Nyhavn.

When in the Danish capital, you can’t miss this colourful harbourfront that is always bustling with activity!


Stortorget, the central square and heart of Gamla Stan in Stockholm, is one of the world’s most colourful destinations. Many of the narrow, cobblestone alleys in Gamla Stan are car free, making a walk around the Old Town a pleasure

Make sure to include the heart of Stockholm in your visit to Sweden!


An old city, Groningen was the regional power of the northern Netherlands, a semi-independent city-state. The colourful houses along the canals make this city a treat for sore eyes and reflects the beauty of Netherlands architecture

Take a quick trip to this corner of the Netherlands to catch a glimpse of colourful waterfront architecture!

St. John’s

Legend has it that the colourful houses of Jelly Bean Row in St. John’s are painted this way so that when sailors came back from the fishing grounds, all they had to do was look up to find their home shining in the hills - as bright as a beacon for eyes blurred by the sea.

Make sure to check out this gorgeous canvas of colours the next time you are in Canada!


The capital of Lower Silesia is one of the most beautiful cities of Poland, with the many rows of colourful houses. These buildings, constructed in ancient Wroclaw architecture style and design, enliven the city streets with their magnificently bright colours and add to the city a new life and vivaciousness.

Pack your bags and plan your trip already to this beautiful Polish city!


The Curacaon capital of Willemstad is known for its pastel coloured colonial dutch architecture. This Dutch and Afro-Caribbean city offers a rich eclectic look along Willemstad harbour with its Dutch Revival Architecture.

Pack your bags and plan your trip already to this eclectic Caribbean destination!


This colourful coastal city is home to 15th century BC Achaen objects and was created through the eruption of 4 volcanoes. Nature’s gesture was paralleled with human artin the form of colourful Italian architecture.

Make sure to include this Italian itinerary item the next time your in the mood for a coastal journey!

San Francisco

In American architecture, painted ladies was the term that was given to Victorian and Edwardian houses that were painted with three or more colours. The term was first used in San Francisco

Make sure you keep your eyes wide open next time you stroll down San Francisco’s sloping streets.


St. Basil’s cathedral, now a museum under secular Russia, is probably the most colourful museum in the world and very alien even to Moscow’s local vernacular.

Make sure to include this unique piece of architecture in your Moscow travel itinerary!

Costa Nova

Costa Nova is recognizable by its striped facades and the houses were called palheiros and were fishermen homes. When sea bathing became trendy, these colourful homes began to get rented out and soon enough became a luxury tourist spot over a fishermen’s cove. The colourful houses were a symbol of the colourful boats that would go out to harvest seaweed.

Make sure to check out coastal Costa Nova if you plan a trip to Portugal!


The Cuban capital has a colourful charm like no other. Whether it’s the crumbling colonial era buildings of Havana architecture or the vintage cars, the colourful facades of Old Havana are a treat for any travel addict.

If you want to capture the pulse of the vibrant Cuban culture, don’t forget to check out Old Havana next time you are in the Caribbean pearl!


Burano is an island in the Venetian Lagoon and is known for its small, brightly painted houses, which are popular with artists. The colours of the houses follow a specific system originating from the golden age of its development, which is depicted in Venice Paintings.

Take a quick boat to Burano to see what quaint Italian architecture looks like!


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