Driving through the industrial part of town, trying to find the building that you need can be a daunting task in the Denver Metro Area. Lost within a maze of roads that don’t quite go where you expect as they are cut off by railroad tracks, and surrounded by a sea of beige and gray buildings, its easy to lose 15 minutes just trying to locate your destination.

We recently moved into a new house and one of the first things we decided to do was build a new bathroom. (Don’t worry! I’ll share my crazy bathroom remodel with you, too!)
When we got to the point that it was time to go and choose materials, our designer invited us down to the showroom in Denver to check out the different materials we could choose from.

You really can’t miss it…

As I finished getting the directions from her, she mentioned, “As you are driving down the road, its the bright green building, you cant miss it. The owners had so many complaints that people couldn’t find the place that they decided to paint it an obnoxious lime green.”

Driving down the hill as you exit the highway, it’s very easy to spot this bright green monster of a building in the distance. And while it may not be pretty to some, it provides great comfort to visitors as they can quickly identify their destination and know that they are headed in the right direction.

While the owners of Colorado Home and Design probably didn’t realize that the move to paint the building green was actually a User Experience Design choice, they were very successful in creating a satisfying outcome for their visitors.

When did you encounter something that was incongruous with the landscape that helped you navigate to your destination?