San Francisco’s Church of Primary Colors

Here’s a colorful building in the Western Addition / NOPA area of San Francisco. It’s not really a church, the cross is just a telephone pole. The colours are sort of red, green and yellow, anyway.

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It makes a nice complement to this nearby building.

Keep on painting, San Francisco!

[UPDATE] Some have noted that these colors aren’t actually primaries. A quick consultation with Channel One’s Sir Mix A Lot-esque Technicolor EP from 1986 confirms that techni-red, techni-blue and techni-green would be more apopro-priate.

Artist’s conception:

Finally, we have the true Church of Primary Colors. The one shown at the top is is merely a church of secondary or tertiary colors at best. So, that’s all cleared up now.  

It’s in your house/

at the show/

every place that you go/

Technicolor is here, Technicolor is clear

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3 Responses to “San Francisco’s Church of Primary Colors”

  1. SlideSF says:

    Those are not primary colors…

  2. rubiessf says:

    The three primary colors are red, yellow, and blue.

  3. sfcitizen says:

    I get your point about red, yellow, and blue. Let’s agree that they CAN be considered primaries. But so can orange green and violet.

    Am I saying that they lied to you in elementary school?

    Sort of.

    “RYB (red, yellow, and blue) is a historical set of subtractive primary colors. It is primarily used in art and art education, particularly painting. It predates modern scientific color theory.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primary_color