When you visualize famous city skylines, what distinguishable features create the most impact? In some cases the backdrop of natural features, such as mountains or a body of water, creates a contrast with the man-made elements of a city. In other cities it is the contour of the skyline that inspires awe.
Many prominent skylines are largely monochromatic, with little use of colorful pattern. This architectural norm is slowly changing, however, as architects experiment with color for both entire exteriors and accents. Color is increasingly a tool that sets projects apart, helping to manifest a larger design vision.