The steely grey of concrete, the warm neutrals of exposed wood: these are typical of the color schemes we often see on modern exteriors: beautiful, understated palettes dictated by the materials used. But modern architecture can also offer a diverse way to showcase color, as these 10 examples prove.
1. Mid-Century Modern in Palm Springs, The Laird Co.
2. Modern Farmhouse in Austin, Apartment Therapy.
3. Modern Living in the California Countryside, Sunset.
4. Colorful Brick Wall Mural in Capitol Hill, Apartment Therapy.
5. Isolated State-Sweden, Felix Odell for Monocle Magazine, via This is Paper
6. Atlanta Modern Home, by Cablik Enterprises.
7. Victorian Townhouse Turned Modern in Toronto, Design Sponge.
8. Modern Oceanside Seattle Retreat, by Castanes Architects.
9. Crazy Colorful in Frankfurt Germany, Flickr member Waldemar Vollmer, via Apartment Therapy
10. Modern Horizontal Stripe House in Austin, Apartment Therapy.
(Images: 1, Laird Kay; 2, Chris & Roger's DIY + Modern Farmhouse by Adrienne Breaux; 3, Sunset; 4, Dan & Shannon's Cozy New Home by Nicole Crowder; 5, Felix Odell; 6, AWH Photo & Design via Houzz; 7, Design Sponge; 8, Michael Moore via Houzz; 9, Flickr member Waldemar Vollmer, licensed for use under Creative Commons, 10, Look: Modern House Stripes Austin by Adrienne Breaux.)