Color in design has the power to make us very happy indeed especially when on our travels. Color is generally uplifting so when your favorite city in the world is colorful it usually contains wonderful designs and attractions and can be particularly charming. In fact did you know that color can be the tonic to a wide range of dark days, mood swings and general irritations in life.

Appreciating and understanding the power of color is part of the master designers toolkit. Hence color can improve anyone’s day at the office or across wider aspects of modern life. All you need is a splash of color to brighten the day and you are set.

Today we’ll be taking a look at ten of the most colorful cities of your dreams from around the world. If you like incredible travel spots that can take your breath away in an instant then look no further that these carefully selected colorful cities.

Cities in Color

Cities in Color : Stunning cities around the globe that will dazzle you with the use of color in design.

When a city is filled with a rainbow of colors, it helps change our moods for the better. These cites are filled with a variety of color schemes that help them come alive. Once you bear witness to these amazing colourful cities you won’t have anything left to frown about.

The Very Best Colorful Cities In The World to Visit

Whether it’s the cooling color scheme of Cape Town, the multitude of colors in Guanajuato or the fresh colors in the U.S state of South Carolina – these are some colorful cities which are truly delightful to behold and discover while exploring our world!

Many DesignBumpers are keen photographers and visual designers. There is plenty to capture in these colorful cities, lets take a closer detailed look at some of the best examples and uses of color in design shall we.

Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa

The Bo-Kaap is an area of Cape Town, South Africa formerly known as the Malay Quarter. It is quintessentially a Township, situated on the slopes of Signal Hill above the city centre and is an historical centre of Cape Malay culture in Cape Town.

Burano, Italy

Burano is an island in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy; like Venice itself, it could more correctly be called an archipelago of four islands linked by bridges.

Guanajuato, Mexico


Guanajuato is a city and municipality in central Mexico and the capital of the state of the same name. It is part of the macroregion of Bajío. It is located in a narrow valley, which makes the streets of the city narrow and winding.

Jelly Bean Row, Newfoundland, Canada

St. John’s is the capital and largest city in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. St. John’s was incorporated as a city in 1921, yet is considered by some to be the oldest English-founded city in North America. It is located on the eastern tip of the Avalon Peninsula on the island of Newfoundland.

With a population of 200,600 as of 2012, the St. John’s Metropolitan Area is the second largest Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) in Atlantic Canada after Halifax and the 20th largest metropolitan area in Canada.

Its name has been attributed to the feast day of John the Baptist, when John Cabot was believed to have sailed into the harbour in 1497, and also to a Basque fishing town with the same name.

Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Jodhpur, is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. After its population crossed a million, it has been declared as the second ‘Metropolitan City’ of Rajasthan.

Longyearbyen, Norway

Longyearbyen is the largest settlement and the administrative center of Svalbard, Norway. As of 2008, the town had a population of 2,040.

Pelourinho in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

Pelourinho has a place on the national historic register and was named a world cultural center by UNESCO in 1985. Easily walkable, Pelo has something to see along every street, including churches, cafes, restaurants, shops and the pastel-hued buildings. Police patrol the area to ensure safety.

Rainbow Row, Charleston, South Carolina, US

The buildings along Rainbow Row originally fronted directly on the riverfront of the Cooper River, but that land was subsequently filled in. Merchants constructed commercial buildings with stores on the first floor and living quarters above.

Most of the buildings had no interior access between the first and second floors; exterior stairs were located in the yards in their rears. In 1778, a fire destroyed much of the neighborhood, and only 95 to 101 East Bay Street was spared.

Willemstad, Curacao

Willemstad is the capital city of Curaçao, an island in the southern Caribbean Sea that forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Wroclaw, Poland

Wrocław is the largest city in western Poland. It is situated on the River Oder in the Silesian Lowlands of Central Europe, roughly 350 kilometres from the Baltic Sea to the south and 40 kilometres from the Sudety Mountains to the south.

Wrapping Up : Best Colorful Cities

These cities are bursting with color in their designs. So if you are the creative sort and equally enjoy traveling far and wide these represent exceptional destination ideas. Any designer knows just how important color is in reaching creative goals.

Even with architecture and modern building design the use of color is just as important for aesthetics and overall impact and effect. As can be noted in these remarkable travel and destination examples. Locations that admirably showcase the use of color in some of the worlds most interesting travel spots.