When people think of New Orleans architecture, their minds typically wander to the French and Spanish influences that can found in the older parts of the city. Wrought iron railings, cobblestones and alleys and thick brick walls surrounding courtyards are common images.
But there are other influences that you’ll find all over the Crescent City. Picture the blue skies and azure water of the Caribbean, and you’ll understand the inspiration behind the riot of colors on abodes ranging from Creole cottages to traditional shotguns. Who wants a cookie cutter complexion when your home can sport a hue inspired by a nation surrounded by sun, sand and water….