Right so…where were we when we got interrupted by the bould Saint Patrick? Ah yes, on the red side of the colour wheel. Let’s keep moving, so, on to orange and through the yellows till we hit the greens. (For anyone tuning in for the first time, take a look at Purple and Pink, which also has links to previous posts on our penchant for colourful buildings.)
Biggs is an iconic building in Bantry
We’ll start with the orangey ones (except I couldn’t resist heading off with this gorgeous house on the Beara Peninsula). Orange is a startling shade but also surprisingly sophisticated.
Timoleague (top) and Leap
And some times just plain fun. Nothing like a splash of sunshine to brighten your day!
Kinsale (top) and Goleen
On to the yellows – a favourite of many, it seems, both shop-owners and householders.
Kinsale, Clonakilty, Kilmallock
Depending on the trim, yellow can seem quite electric. I love this shop in Millstreet (above)
This one is in Aghada, East Cork
Wonderful collection of colours on and around this farmhouse
Eyeries, on the Beara, is one of the most colourful villages in Ireland. It’s where you’ll find the rainbow
The Ludgate Centre, in Skibbereen. It’s just as colourful inside
I’ll stop just shy of true greens and leave them and the blues for next time. The limes, above and below, are the exact right transition colour from yellow. Don’t you agree?
A real beauty, in Kilgarvan
And, if you really need your green fix NOW, head over to Robert’s post, Spring Green.