By Melissa Locker
October 26, 2016
Credit: Kelly Cheng/Getty Images

An otherwise simple house adorned with a brilliant blue—or pink or yellow—door gives some hint to the personalities and creative quirks that lie within.

Whether you’re traveling in Kyoto or Dublin or Puerto Rico, it’s almost impossible to stumble past a remarkable door without wondering about the lives of the building’s inhabitants.

Ornate or simple, open or closed—a stunning door can be an inspiration for a photo, a memory, or to emulate when you’re back home.