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That bright house on the front page is a re­bel­lion of sorts.

But it stands against more than muted colours; the trendy greys and browns that wash eas­ily past our eyes beyond our car win­dows.

It stands against what many New Zealan­ders be­lieve to be a prin­ci­ple of re­spon­si­ble home­own­er­ship: their home’s saleabil­ity.

The less of­fen­sive the colour scheme, the more it will ap­peal to a wider au­di­ence and help its value. That’s the fam­ily bread and but­ter. The in­her­i­tance for the kids.

And for a lot of peo­ple, this has worked for gen­er­a­tions.

Morten Gjerde, who heads the school of ar­chi­tec­ture at Vic­to­ria Univer­sity, thinks there might even be a strong cor­re­la­tion be­tween fi­nan­cial af­flu­ence and a lack of per­sonal ex­pres­sion when it comes to pick­ing out house colours.

Body cor­po­rate con­trol of­ten comes into play. What’s ap­pro­pri­ate or not is up to the in­di­vid­u­als and the com­mu­nity to de­ter­mine.

Here, it’s nice to see peo­ple en­joy­ing a bit of free­dom.

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