I repent, lied in the title. In fact, the Finns and the Norwegians today are painting their homes as they want. Only in very rare rural settlements the owner of the house can pursue a finger and say:
Meanwhile, the fact remains a fact: Traditionally, quite a long time the Finns painted their homes in white (light gray) color, whereas in neighboring Norway, the locals almost everywhere painted their living space into poisonous red.
What do you think, why?
Everything is very simple! The reason in … is not in the cheword, about her a little later. Reason in fishing. The fact is that Norwegians are the most avid fishermen in Northern Europe. If a typical Norwegian has no fishing at least a week, then he begins to get it so much in one place that even his wife speaks direct text:
Listen, dear comrade husband, and not to go fishing to fishing.
And it is now! Several centuries ago, fishing from Norwegian men was almost the only means to contain a family. Since in the winter everything was white-white, and it was necessary to somehow find their home, I wanted to see your favorite haircut on the seashore from afar, then the houses began to paint as much as possible — poisonously red paint. Over time, this tradition has spread throughout the country.
Finns are the guys with a more moderate temperament, which is that white, that is red — to the light bulb. But since the red color behind them was stuck in Norway, and the flag was made in the same color scheme, then the finns were chosen white as the primary color. Rather, not quite white — and a little dirty, such a light gray. Although they still have a nine white flag.
And now actually talking about cheword. What is this mysterious cheerful. Checherd is not even a sterling close, and not even a girl with a reduced social responsibility. Cherry is what gives Norwegian houses to a poisonous red color.
They guessed what it was?
This is red-brown ocher. It is she who gives Norwegian homes such a beautiful color. Whereas the Finns in their paint instead of the ocher added and add thinly elastic chalk mixed with soot and the light gray was obtained.
By the way, traditional Norwegian and Finnish paints differ not only in color, but also in composition. As follows from steam. 519-521 Urgent position of the Count de Rochefor (a kind of pre-revolutionary ultra-mega-hyper-SNiP):
Looking at these compositions, any chemist will say that thanks to oil and ocher, the Norwegian composition obtained much more efficiently in its protective qualities. In many ways, thanks to these traditions, the Norwegian paint Yotun (a large chemical concern in which 9500 people works) is valued much more than everyone known Finnish ticcuril (3500 people).