But if you're a music lover headed to the area for Coachella this April, your view of the desert may be a more colorful one, from neon lights and psychedelic art installations to bright flower crowns galore. And if it's color that you seek, there's a local home on the market you simply can't miss.
It's difficult to believe that when Carl Tookey and Gregg Featherston bought their Palm Springs home, it was just a simple white cottage. "The owners found rooms or paintings they liked [and] they would recreate them adding their own twists," listing agent Klint Watkins told MailOnline. "Their goal was to create whimsy and fantasy in the idyllic location of Palm Springs."
And that they did — some rooms look more like a Van Gogh painting than a real house. The dining room in particular, which looks out into the yard and past green bushes at the San Jacinto mountains, is decked out in rainbow-painted floorboards and stained glass windows.
"Each room is painted to exude originality and fun much like the exterior," the listing states. "If that's not for you, imagine the possibilities with a can of paint and a little imagination."
But where's the fun in that? We're hoping the buyer appreciates the current owners' eccentric taste.
The Spanish-style home is located at 556 South Vista Oro and has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, according to its listing. The asking price is $499,000. Like any good Palm Springs home, it also has a pool and shaded space for lounging on hot desert days.
If you can't manage to tear yourself away from those whimsical Palm Springs vibes after Coachella, there is truly no better spot to settle down.