Yeah I genuinely think it doesn’t look that bad. I can see what they’re going for and I feel like the finished product will be more digestibleHonestly, I think it looks nice and I like it. It reminds me of some villages that I visited in Germany when I went on a trip there.
Conceptually, I have no problem with trying to liven up Rhinefeld a bit with some color. German towns today do often utilize some bright colors.
THAT SAID, there's something actual German towns and even the fake buildings in Das Festhaus have that Rhinefeld's buildings don't: detail. In the photo above and in so many of the authentic German reference photos I've been digging through this evening, brightly colored buildings are almost always visually broken up by greenery, flower boxes, murals, trim, elaborate woodwork, other buildings with much more muted colors, and even the dark gray streets over which they tower. Bright colors work in authentic German towns because they don't overwhelm the eye—there are plenty of darker, less vibrate, visual elements in the foreground to tone down colors that, in isolation, are quite bold.