NYC in Colour


Everyone says that London has some of the most beautiful old architecture in the world but as i’ve been walking the streets of New York this week I have noticed the most stunning colour combinations gracing the city’s warehouse style buildings. Rarely in London do I see buildings with complimentary aesthetics sitting side by side and most usually march to their own merry tune!

These New York buildings are stacked up next to each other and adorned with subtle and elegant greys, blues, olives and taupes like someone has taken a giant Farrow and Ball brush and swept across Manhattan in a flurry of on-trend colour combinations. Even railing details, recessed windowsills and doors are highlighted in perfect symphony. Has anyone else ever noticed?







Author: Rohini Wahi

Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.

She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at

4 Comments on NYC in Colour

  1. Mummy
    Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 19:27 at 7:27 pm (9 years ago)

    Love all the subtle accent and graded colourways, especially in the divide of the Guess and Lacoste building. x

  2. Becky - Pretty Dandy
    Friday, February 3rd, 2012 18:13 at 6:13 pm (9 years ago)

    Ooh some lovely colours there. I’m off to NY in March, is there anything you’ve found that you’d recommend as a must see? I’ll take recommendations on anything from the big sights to small exciting things you’ve found 🙂


  3. Rohini
    Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 12:29 at 12:29 pm (9 years ago)

    Hi Becky – what kind of things are your interested in seeing? Definitely head to Williamsburg on a weekend for cool shops and trendy eats! I loved it there!

  4. architects Ilkley
    Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 12:21 at 12:21 pm (8 years ago)

    beautiful architecture, beautiful city.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comment *

(Spamcheck Enabled)