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The Best Of Hong Kong
Lifestyle News
By Kate Springer | February 7th, 2016

Look out your window and you’ll see every shade of pink and purple splashed across the dense skyscrapers in Hong Kong. Why so rosy, you wonder?

Well, as any budget-savvy Hongkonger will care to know, red paint has historically been the cheapest because it’s essentially made from rust-colored red ochre that’s sourced from the earth.

But bright red isn’t the easiest on the eyes, at least not when you’re painting a 30-story skyscraper, so city contractors  settled for the less offensive, but still affordable pastel pink.