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When we leave the country, one of the most striking differences is often the exterior colors used on commercial buildings and homes. With the Fall Colors Contest focusing on interior colors, we thought it would be fun to praise the bold (or subtle) use of color on the outside. Shown here, vibrant green shutters in Pisa, Italy.

And exterior color palettes from Maxwell's trip to Ireland:

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And colorful Dublin doors...

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Got great exterior color photos from home or abroad? Send them to us! We'd love to see.