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Anonymous asked in TravelOther - Destinations · 9 years ago

Why does Iceland have so many colourful houses?

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  • sibbi
    Lv 5
    9 years ago
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    The tradition has it's roots in the primary building material of the early 20th century: corrugated iron. Iceland was a poor country and embraced this material usually reserved for roofs. These houses then needed to be painted to stop them from rusting. The cheapest choice was leftover paint from shipping yards, and this paint often happened to be in bright colours.

    Source(s): I'm Icelandic
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  • ID88
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Good question.....I also noted that houses in Norway, Finland & Sweden are equally colorful as well.

    Maybe they're bored with the surrounding natural plain colors and decided to be more abstracts.....

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  • 9 years ago

    Maybe because the winters are so dark the bright colored homes are uplifting.

    Colors effect us emotionally like music does.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    I wonder if they ask why our houses are so plain.

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  • 9 years ago

    Maybe they're gay.

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