With a certain day right around the corner, our hearts are aflutter with all things sugary and sweet. So, when we stumbled across this unidentified candy-coated building, we couldn’t help but wonder what other delights might be out there.
More commonly associated with Pepto Bismol, Papermate erasers, and bubblegum, the color pink isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when we think of divine architecture, but the psychological properties of the hue actually make it an obvious choice for the built environment. Prison holding cells are painted pink to reduce erratic behavior. Sports teams paint the opposing teams’ locker room pink to keep the players passive and make them less energetic. Pastries taste better when they come out of pink boxes. With that, it’s only fitting that the soothing, romantic color has been used on buildings to jaw-dropping effect that we think is nothing short of poetic.
Here’s our survey of the the world’s greatest built confections. Let us know in the comments what you think of adding a little more pink to our world.
Image credit: Barbie Shangai by Slade Architecture
Image credit: Palace of Wind in Jaipur, India via Top India Travel
Image credit: The Pink House in Wellsville, New York via Wellsville City Data
Image credit: Paul Smith in Los Angeles, California via Jason in Hollywood
Image credit: Julian Schnabel’s Palazzo Chupi in New York City via Scouting NY
Image credit: Villa Maris apartment building in Vancouver via West Vancouver Archives