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Old 01.12.2011, 14:30
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Different tastes and all that, but the yellow, blue, mint-green and best of all, pink that are prevalent in the surrounding Zürich area could definitely induce an Easter egg-themed acid trip.
Actually, there is a place around here we call "the easter egg village", because it is precisely that. A fairly new sub-development of a neighboring village which is all pastel--yellow, pink, blue, mint, orange, etc.. Have no idea what the commune was smoking/drinking when they allowed that one to go through. It is set aside all alone, so I guess there were no immediate neighbors to complain.
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All the colours you mentioned are used in its pastel form, which is to say, it's white with two drops of another colour. All myriad pastel colours can coexist without creating a visual aberration, and can adapt wonderfully in both extremes in Switzerland (snow-greenery). Bright red, strong green or sun yellow, on the other hand, can’t.

You want an unique, gorgeous individual house? Paint your living room purple. But let the rest of the place in peaceful bland pastel.

I come from a city with a traditional strong ochre background. It fits the scenery and the harmonious collective of the edifices. But also in there you have very strict rules on which colours are allowed or not. In some areas, even white is forbidden.

Maybe the “individualism is king” has some time accepting, but we coexist with other people. And colour has a role in society too.
Yes yes, I know what pastel is and the "complementing" community coordination creates.

It's not the colour restrictions, believe me I don't want a purple house, it's the specific colours that are approved.

No matter how you twist it, the monochrome pastel mint-green is reminiscent of a bad 50's/60's American malt shop.

Aside from that, there are plenty of ochres, browns, greys and other darker colours around in the city. The ones I pointed out are just the common recurring ones for the outlying areas.

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Re: Paint it black - window shutters

I'll give it to you: green is just BLEEERGH There is a house on the way to Flumsberg that is painted in mint green that just hurts the eyes...

Fortunatelly I never had to plan a green house!
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