Inspired by the theories Yves Klein and Le Corbusier, Belgian architect Dieter Van Everbroeck organized his renovated 1960s bungalow around a sharp color code. “Color is used only on freestanding elements, to emphasize the fact that they are freestanding," explains Dieter Van Everbroeck. "That’s a design principle, and there’s nothing ad hoc about it.”
Known as the “Eichler of Austin,” designer A.D. Stenger built this charming house with a dramatic awning in 1964. Its current occupants honor the midcentury aesthetic with ice blue kitchen cabinetry and a bright orange door.
With a striking yellow door offset by soft blue shutters, Paul Rudolph's 1953 Umbrella House in Sarasota, Florida beams midcentury optimism to passersby.
The fireplace in this remodeled Seattle home was powder-coated orange to complement the living room's vintage furnishings, including a World War II test bomb rendered in the sunburst shades so popular during the Atomic Age.
A brightly-colored door beckons guests into this midcentury renovation in Austin. Its shade of turquoise is like Benjamin Moore's Americana, but with stronger hints of green.
In the bedroom of this remodeled 1957 ranch house by architect Jonathan Bowman, a scarlet wall accent flows into matching custom cabinetry designed by Hatch Workshop.
Visitors to this Eichleresque abode in Portland are greeted by a bright yellow door. The bright interior is a reprieve from the city's notoriously dreary weather. “We’re trying to pretend this is our little ray of sunshine in the middle of Portland,” says resident Jennifer Segerholt.