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Traditionally, Norwegian houses were painted in red, yellow, or white. The colour the owners chose depended mostly on the family’s financial situation, location and profession.
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Red: The red colour was the cheapest to produce. It was created by mixing ochre with cod liver oil (or other vegetable oils or animal oils). As a result, many buildings in farming lands or fishing areas where incomes were lower than average were mostly paint in red.
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Yellow: The yellow colour was a little more expensive than red and was also created by mixing ochre with cod liver oil.
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White: White was the most luxurious of colours since it was the most expensive. In the old days the mineral zinc was needed to create white paint which was very expensive.
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Maria Sahai (c)
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Beauty of Norway, my second home
Traditionally, Norwegian houses were painted in red, yellow, or white. The colour the owners chose depended mostly on the family’s financial situation, location and profession. <br />
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Red: The red colour was the cheapest to produce. It was created by mixing ochre with cod liver oil (or other vegetable oils or animal oils). As a result, many buildings in farming lands or fishing areas where incomes were lower than average were mostly paint in red.<br />
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Yellow: The yellow colour was a little more expensive than red and was also created by mixing ochre with cod liver oil. <br />
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White: White was the most luxurious of colours since it was the most expensive. In the old days the mineral zinc was needed to create white paint which was very expensive.