In Grey Days and Grey Ways, PT asked why grey seems to be Vancouver’s default colour. Lots of great comments, ending with this by Sam De Groot:
… in this town in particular, like other places that have grey climates, architects really do need to come out and embrace a bit of colour. Nordic countries, Slavic countries and traditional Newfoundland have colourful towns for the very reason that we need them, it livens the place up when the weather conspires to deaden.came in:
From the Nordic to Sub-tropical climes – notably those in Australia, like Brisbane – architects play with colour.
With respect to a place like Brisbane and its use of colour in urban design and architecture, I’ve been there before:
Here’s some examples from my most recent trip in March (the last month of the pre-covid world we’re in), starting in Brisbane.
Queensland is subtropical, and March is still in summer. But note that these images are taken on cloudy days in a light similar to ours.