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Discover the colorful facades of the Hautes-Alpes

Discover the colorful facades of the Hautes-Alpes

Whatever the season, the colored façades manage to give radiance and cheerfulness to the cities that welcome them. Even when winter comes, when one is wandering in these cities, why look gray when even the houses smile? And when, curled up against each other, the dwellings agree to share a wide palette of colors, an entire street lights up. And what about the secret of success on the scale of a single house? It is due to the accuracy of the association between the color of the facade and that of the shutters. When in addition, as is the case in the beautiful Hautes-Alpes region, the colors are applied to the lime which brings texture and softness, the alchemy is even stronger. Let's explore some of these most successful color combinations!

Colorful facades of the Hautes-Alpes


J-F. Mahé ## Red ocher facade and blue shutters Here, a great classic that has proven itself! A warm-colored facade that sings in the sunshine, while elegant louvered shutters bring a welcome touch of freshness, both outside and inside.

Colorful facades of the Hautes-Alpes


J-F. Mahé ## Ocher facade and light blue shutters Here the overall palette evokes softness, a smoothness bordering on shyness… With a very light yellow ocher, this facade plays with color, but with your fingertips only, for a result while sobriety, elegance and finesse.

Colorful facades of the Hautes-Alpes


J-F. Mahé ## Green facade and natural wood joinery Green is not one of the most commonly encountered colors on the facades of Hautes-Alpes. However, in this sunny region, it diffuses a pleasant note of freshness.

Colorful facades of the Hautes-Alpes


J-F. Mahé ## Powder pink facade and light blue shutters A particularly sweet combination that many little girls would not deny. Very neutral due to its light gray hue, the balustrade manages to be almost forgotten so as not to risk compromising the softness of the whole.

Colorful facades of the Hautes-Alpes


J-F. Mahé ## Pink facade and green-blue shutters Here is a combination, strawberry and mint style, which brings both freshness and sweetness. Here, the patina of time, which has washed out the shutters, contributes to the overall beauty of the facade.

Colorful facades of the Hautes-Alpes


J-F. Mahé ## Deep brown facade and light green shutters Hummmm, this beautiful chocolate color! Both deep and rich in nuances thanks to the limewash with which it was applied, this shade is delicately refreshed with a touch of water green.

Colorful facades of the Hautes-Alpes


J-F. Mahé ## Red ocher facade and light blue shutters Here, it is a red ocher that vibrates the facade with all its power and warmth. As often, when a particularly dark shade is chosen as dominant, a lighter and cooler one is used for the shutters.

Colorful facades of the Hautes-Alpes


J-F. Mahé ## Blue facade and blue shutters And why not tone on tone? When you opt for a color that you particularly like, it is still possible to play on its colorful variations to benefit from a rich palette that will bring contrast and nuance to the facade.

Colorful facades of the Hautes-Alpes


J-F. Mahé ## Gray facade and blue shutters It was daring to combine blue and gray in this way, without risking falling into the cold. A successful bet which also gives an interesting modern touch to the whole.

Colorful facades of the Hautes-Alpes


J-F. Mahé ## Two-tone facade Two dwellings share the same facade? Never mind, all it takes is a simple colored whitewash to delimit everyone's property. And as always, the white net is in the spotlight, this time not to emphasize the design of a window, but to materialize the separation and offer a breath between the two colored areas.