Little pink houses

Little pink houses

Why is it that you rarely see houses painted with such positive, fun, vivid colors as these? Wouldn’t you just burst out laughing if you came home to a hot pink house everyday? I think it might make me smile. (Of course the neighbors might hate you, but do you really care?)

Mexico City Colors

Mexico City Colors

Only in Mexico are they not afraid of using such vibrant paint. Typically reserved for beachy areas, I have seen many a house in Mexico City with similar color palette.

Some think it contributes “eye sores” to the city, but I think it brings a bit of life to what can easily be a drab urban landscape in shades of grey. And it just might spark a bit of creativity and joy in those who pass by on their way to or from their daily activities.

Interesting note: the Spanish word for “hot pink” is rosa mexicana, referring to the “Mexican” version of the color pink!

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