Design details that surprise – Part 1

Ever so often, we come across design details that warrant an entire post dedicated to the practical but quirky detailing within a structure that tends to amuse, surprise or laugh out loud.  We are going to present a weekly roundup of architectural details that elicit excitement and glee within our team.  If you have come across an interesting architectural detail, do send us the link.  We would be thrilled to feature it!

Spanish colonial style door with a vividly painted alcove for the door knocker. We love the color combination of orange, purple & brass.
Spanish colonial style door with a vividly painted alcove for the door knocker. We love the color combination of orange, purple & brass.

 

Staircase painted yellow in Santorini, Greece. With the island's dominant color being white, this seems like a cool way to add a vibrant accent.
Staircase painted yellow in Santorini, Greece. With the island’s dominant color being white, this seems like a cool way to add a vibrant accent.

 

A blue painted building is uniquely complemented by terracotta stairs and the painted tile pattern.
A blue painted building is uniquely complemented by a simple tile pattern of terracotta colored tiles.

 

A play of color and texture In a Moroccan street. Zesty indigo and sombre brick red never looked this good.
A play of color and texture In a Moroccan street. Zesty indigo and sombre beige never looked this good.

 

From Bodrum, Turkey comes this whimsical play of white and blue. Check out the painted switchboard!
From Bodrum, Turkey comes this whimsical play of white and blue. Check out the painted switchboard! Image courtesy Renkabora / Shutterstock

 

A cutout wall pattern in the shape of a diya or lamp. If lamps were to be placed in these nooks, the flame would have enough space to flicker. Amazing!
A cutout wall pattern in the shape of a diya or lamp. If lamps were to be placed in these nooks, the flame would have enough space to flicker. Amazing!

 

 

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Team@RudeColor

Lovers of color, culture & design

We seek to make the connection between culture & creation, informing the world at large of consumer and design trends.

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