Palm Springs Door Tour


Palm Springs is not only a haven for mid-century architecture and the most beautiful homes on the planet, it’s also home to the most colourful doors! Here’s a tour of some of my favourites.

Photography Mark Zeidler


I swear, almost every second home had a coloured door – those Palm Springs folk know how to do colour, and they do it well. The majority of the homes pictured here are in the Indian Canyons’ neighbourhood, if you want to check these out in person you can drive around (that’s what we did) or ride around on a bike. Most hotels have complimentary bikes for guests to use. If you’re in Palm Springs in February, you could go on the self-guided Palm Springs Door Tour during Modernism Week, which includes a map of all the popular colourful doors and a cocktail at The Saguaro Hotel afterwards. You do need to provide your own method of transportation though.


Which door is your favourite? I have a hard time deciding between ‘that pink door’ pictured right at the top, and the black one above with the Moroccan arch at the front – talk about a dramatic front entrance. And that breeze block on the orange door above has captured my heart. Ah, no wonder Palm Springs is my happy place, can’t wait to go back one day!