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Beijing's Five Architectural Colors, and the Symbolism Behind Them | the Beijinger

Beijing's Five Architectural Colors, and the Symbolism Behind Them | the Beijinger: It sometimes seems like the dominant color in Beijing is “Socialist Taupe.” The streets. The bricks. The roads. Getting away from the gray and the beige is hard.That wasn’t always the case. In imperial times, builders and architects relied on five colors to add life to their creations: red, yellow, blue, white, and (yes) gray.


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