Bright, Beautiful Burano Houses

White may be the most popular exterior house paint color, but not on the island of Burano. Located 40 minutes away by boat from Venice, Burano is known for its lace-making tradition and brightly colored houses.

The house colors are long-standing and not randomly-chosen; the colors follow a specific system that has been in place since the 1600s. To paint a Burano home, a request must be sent to the city council, which will respond with the specific colors permitted for that house lot. The designer Philippe Starck owns three houses on Burano (according to wikipedia). Would you or do you prefer plain white?

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Rachael is a fine artist and writer and when not obsessing about home decor she works in hospitality, spa and art events (galleryreinvented.com).

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