Hello babes! This weekend in Malmö we had some beautiful snow, and we took the opportunity with my darling to go take some pictures that I wanted to share you. I’m just in love with the contrast of the snow, with the Faluröd färg colored houses, so typical of Sweden (yes, I’m talking about this pretty red so typical of the North).
But what does Faluröd färg mean?
“Färg” in Swedish means “color”, “röd” means “red”. And “Falu” comes from the history of this unique paint color sold by a company, named Faluröd färg, since the 16th century!
Short history about this famous color
It all started in the 16th century, where the first houses were painted in that color, which was a sign of wealth and status. The municipal authorities ordered the red coloring of the city streets before the royal visits, for example, in order to welcome the nobles.
In the 17th century, this color spread from the cities to color the houses red even in the countryside, and throughout the whole country.
In the 18th century, the prestigious side of this color declined and farmers began to use it too. Towards the end of the 19th century, the color wasn’t linked to any status anymore, everyone liked it and colored his house with it. After the Second World War, other colors appeared, which I like so much in Sweden. However, in recent years, more and more young architects have introduced Faluröd färg into modern architecture. Today it is a true symbol of the national culture and a pleasure of the eyes!
They were taken in one of my favorite places in Malmö, a small village and fish market. I let you look!
I hope you enjoyed this little click of Swedish culture! Thank you for reading and have a great week ! 🙂