Spite Painting 

After a couple purchased a 200-year-old building in the Cape Cod town of Chatham several years ago, local zoning boards stopped them from making some minor changes they desired. When they learned that there are no local rules on paint color, however, the homeowners chose a distinctive look.

A house painted out of spite.

Painting your house like a can of 7-Up, out of spite? Yeah, I can get behind that.