From fuchsia cottages to pale blue townhouses, we’ve got the low-down on the best colourful houses around from London to Cornwall and beyond…
10 of the Most Colourful Homes on the Market Right Now
1. Fron Goch, Anglesey
This impressive pink-wash period property sits strikingly against its equally stunning backdrop of lush greenery and Red Wharf Bay in the distance. Built in the 18th century, the home enjoys an old-timey atmosphere thanks to a grand dining hall, and drawing room boasting a large periodic bay window looking out towards the sea. The bathroom’s black and white tile floors, floral wallpaper and baby-pink tub is an especially girlish delight. A glorious piece of architecture in heavenly surroundings, From Goch is simply dreamy.
2. Springfield House, Somerton
A fairytale house which fits in perfectly with the storybook county of Somerset, Springfield House is a fanciful property perfect for countryside lovers. Striking a balance of quaint and imposing, the home’s pastel blue colour tempers its grand facade, and a similar blend of lavish and homely imbues its interiors. Set over three floors, the property boasts a number of fine period features including large flagstones, ornate fan light divide, cantilever staircase and impressive marble fireplace. The secondary kitchen opens into a large south facing terrace ideal for al fresco aperitifs in the summer time.
3. Colville Terrace, Notting Hill
As if lifted from a movie, this chic and trendy 2-bedroom flat occupies the third floor of a quirky colourful Notting Hill terraced house. The open plan living space makes it ideal for entertaining – as do the sliding glass doors which fully open onto a private south facing balconied terrace complete with wonderfully vintage black and white tiles. Venture beyond the flat and you’ll find yourself in the heart of vibrant Notting Hill, able to soak up the atmosphere from nearby Ledbury Road, Westbourne Grove and Portobello Road all at once.
4. Glenfrome House, Bristol
Dating back circa 1827, this lovely Grade 11 Georgian home is a spot of traditional charm in the buzzy heart of Bristol. Behind the property’s unique tangerine-hued facade are rooms of equally bold stature; a quaint but striking red bathroom and sunflower yellow dining room are among this home’s colourful offering.
5. Shepherd House, Faversham
While this exceptional Grade II listed property may appear to be your standard brick Georgian home, peer beyond the Queen Anne facade and you’ll find a triumph of colour. Sunshine yellows, brilliant teals, and bold blushes give the period property a modern oomph while the architecture retains its rich history; the bold colour palette juxtaposes brilliantly with Shepherd House’s period details like intricate cornicing and sash windows.
6. Hillsleigh Road, Kensington
This semi-detached period house stands proudly in a sumptuous salmon. Wide and low in construction, the property is a rare gem amongst London high-rises, with all living areas on the ground floor. Its two generous reception rooms, dining room, large breakfast room and conservatory make it an ideal spot for entertaining on a large or small scale. Outside is a fenced off swimming pool surrounded by lush greenery as well as a separate studio flat which can be easily refurbished into a small guest house or working space.
7. The Moorings, Cornwall
Enviably situated in the south facing harbour village of St. Mawes is this charming Victorian house set within a short terrace of sherbet shades. While it’s difficult to choose just one, the best feature about this sweet-as-sugar property has got to be its direct private access to the water – just follow the stone steps which lead down to a private lower terrace sitting above the water… coastal charm at its most enchanting.
8. Westminster Fire Station
Brand new this spring but rich in history, this Grade II listed Edwardian gem has been lovingly restored as a collection of just 17 beautiful boutique apartments arranged across two buildings linked by a private courtyard. In good company with the nearby Buckingham Palace and St Pauls, Westminster Fire Station is set to become a British landmark in itself, with a quintessentially Edwardian interpretation of the Baroque building – accompanied by a generous helping of bold prints, textures and of course, a rich colour palette.
9. Conchrest, Bahamas
This lavish stately Bahamas property is a tropical haven. Taking inspiration from the palette of its natural surroundings; emerald green waters, clear blue skies and fuchsia flowers; the Venetian-style home boasts prints and patterns, textures and colours. Bright and airy, the space is imbued with a holiday atmosphere with most rooms featuring double-paned French doors leading directly onto verandas.
10. Rumwell Park, Somerset
An 1857 mellow Ham stone home in Italianate villa style and flourished with climbing wisteria, Rumwell Park is a slice of la dolce vita right in Somerset. High ceilings, Long sash windows, ornate cornicing and picture rails are the finishing touches on this enchanting countryside home. A main garden to the front and side of the house boasts mature trees, evoking the feel of a parkland garden while a second secluded garden at the rear of the house is a more intimate setting.