Most Colourful Places on the Globe

Man-made or created by nature, some of the world’s destinations are truly blessed with colors. Be it northern lights glittering in the sky, exotic birds, or gaudy neon signs, our globe is a vivid melange of shades and tints that have the power to revive your senses and wake up your imagination.

Here are some of the most colourful countries on earth:

 

South Africa

The colorfulness of South Africa goes beyond imagination. Each season brings an amazing spectacle of colors from hundreds of variations of greens during spring to maroon, fire brick and carmine reds in the fall. Located at the southern end of the world, the country has it all: turquoise waters and white sands, amazing safari destinations, majestic mountains, fertile valleys and abundant wildlife where every animal and plant shimmer with plenty of various colors and shapes.

Fall in South Africa. By geoftheref
Fall in South Africa. By geoftheref
Helmeted Guineafowl. By Arno & Louise
Helmeted Guineafowl. By Arno & Louise
By The wild flowers of Namaqualand, South Africa. By Martin Heigan
The wild flowers of Namaqualand, South Africa. By Martin Heigan

 

Morocco

It’s all about blue in Morocco. Different shades of the color from cyan to ultramarine can be found throughout the country, from denim tiles to azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea and greyish-blue waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Of course, there is much more to Morocco’s palette than blue: golden glittering sand dunes turning pink during sunset, warm reddish and yellowish spices that fill up the local markets both with amazing scent and brightness and vibrant Moroccan cities packed with any color you can imagine.

Hostel in Morocco. By Ignacio Conejo
Hostel in Morocco. By Ignacio Conejo
Desert in Morocco. By andywon
Desert in Morocco. By andywon
Tiles wall. By mhobl
Tile wall. By mhobl

Colombia

Colombia is a country of magic scenery where lush green coffee hills, azure waters of the Caribbean coast, pastel buildings of colonial towns and wild vivid nature create a unique bright palette of thousands of colors. With its stunning landscapes, unspoiled places and majestic vistas, the country is truly becoming one of the most rewarding destinations in South America, attracting more and more travellers every year.

Cartagena in Colombia. By
Cartagena in Colombia. By Flowery Luza
By lastquest
By lastquest
Coffee area in Colombia. By Ben Bowes
Coffee area in Colombia. By Ben Bowes

 

The Netherlands

It goes without saying that a country that considers bright orange its national color must be somehow devoted to colorful lifestyle. The Netherlands is a land of funky houses where each door (or entire house) can be painted in a different shade, hectares of flower fields, golden long beaches and bucolic vivid landscape. No wonder, Holland has been a home to world-renowned painters such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, van Gogh and Kooning.

Millions of bulbs are planted in field in Holland. By Patrick Mayon
Millions of bulbs. By Patrick Mayon
Crocs store in Amsterdam. By Ferdi's World
Crocs store can be found everywhere in Holland. By Ferdi’s World
Houses in the Netherlands. By
Houses in the Netherlands. By

 

Peru

It is not only people that make Peru one of the most vivid places on Earth. Varieties of bright traditional clothes decorated with different patterns worn by many Peruvians during national festivals or on a daily basis add extra colors to the country’s image, but it is also the exceptional nature of the country that creates such an amazing color spectrum. Picturesque stretches of mountains, volcanoes, beaches and jungle mixed with flocks of exotic birds and colourful wild plants make Peru one of the world’s most colourful destinations.

Festival in Peru. By Mannover
Festival in Peru. By Mannover
Peru. By dachalan
Peru. By dachalan
The abundance of macaws in the Tambopata, Peru. By Bill Swindaman
The abundance of macaws in the Tambopata, Peru. By Bill Swindaman

Norway

Conside
red by many the most beautiful place on earth, Norway is a country of natural wonders. The magnificent nature dressed in different colors depending on her moods, seasons and latitude has been a magnet for travellers, photographers and artists from all over the world that come here to admire the power of Norwegian vistas and landscapes. From splendid fjords sparking with all shades of blue and green to magical northern lights glittering in the sky, Norway is a breathtakingly beautiful and fascinating country to travel to.

Norway. By aha42
Norway. By aha42

 

By Feffef
By Feffef
By localsurfer
By localsurfer

India

Anyone who has been to India must admit that it is a country made of colors. Everything seems to be colourful here – the streets, the food, the people, the landscapes. Apparently, beside their aesthetic aspects, the colors play an important part in the Indian culture, religions and consciousness, where each of them has a symbolic meaning and stands for different virtues, emotions or deities.

Pilgrims on the way to a Hindu temple. India. By Rajesh Kunnath
Pilgrims on the way to a Hindu temple. India. By Rajesh Kunnath
Indian spices. By Matthieu A
Facial decorative colours. By Matthieu A

Japan

Be it the pulsing neon signs of Japanese cities, colorfully dressed crazy-looking youngsters occupying streets of Tokyo, or the pink carpet of cherry blossom that covers the entire country during spring, Japan is home to trillions of hues. From historical temples, remote villages, and exotic islands in the south to snow-capped mountains in the north and bustling modern metropolises, a visit to Japan will fill your head with unforgettable colors and vivid memories.

Shinjuku in Tokyo. By Sraws pulled at random
Shinjuku in Tokyo. By Sraws pulled at random
Harajuku's teenager. By Leishangthem
Harajuku’s teenager. By Leishangthem
By zsh323
By zsh323

And what are your favourite colorful countries in the world?

 



Comments

  1. I saw something on tsoevieiln about it. I think the carpet is usually held a design that makes you look away from her. So you can concentrate on the playground, not the colors Boden.Soweit go, it is usually brightly colored. Red, green, purple and gold are widely used. Anything that involves money, power and wealth. Fade colors are really not used very often at all.

  2. Your Peru pictures are absolutely gorgeous! I am heading to Peru this coming week, arriving in Lima and departing from LaPaz. You have inspired me to seek out those beautiful colors in my photos. Thanks.

  3. Hey Vernon that person has never been to Namibia. I doubt if he/she knows where in the world we are. I must say Australia is a stunningly beautiful country and so is New Zealand I think he/she has’nt been there either

    But as they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder

  4. Wonderful collection of pics you have here.

    In Mexico they paint their houses in funky colors. You could have a house in lime green and their next door neighbor’s is day-glo orange.

  5. It’s so great to see a selection of travel photographs that don’t use HDR to death to show how ‘colourful’ a place is. These are great shots.

  6. I’m from Holland. The first picture is typical Holland, but you can only see these colorful tulips in the months april and may. The other picures are straingst to me, so I think it’s not very Dutch.

  7. I’m not quite sure how the Netherlands ended up on this list. As much as I love that country, having lived there for years, I would never consider it between these others.Also, I’ve never seen a Crocs store there, only in North America.

  8. Great article . Although FYI the photo titled ‘Indian spices ‘ is incorrectly labelled .The image shows facial decorative colours used during the Indian festival of ‘Holi’ which celebrates the triumph of Good vs Evil. They are not spices .

    I was born & bred in India for the first 25 yrs of my life so I know . Just thought I’d mention it to avoid misleading people . 🙂

  9. Amazing Places.I am from India so am aware of it being colorful. I love travelling and soon plan to go to most of these places mentioned.

    Fantastic work by the website

  10. i love japan but i have to say norway is the best, i went there for my wedding and it was just so beautiful i got married by a field near a small lake and mountain up there one of the best memories of my life! 😀

  11. I suspect the photo titled ‘Indian spices’ doesn’t depict spices, but the colors used for the festival Holi, in which people throw brightly colored water and powders on one another.

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