This Is the Color of a Wat

Newly painted watA couple weeks ago I noted that several stupas and an archway at a prominent wat were being painted in an odd choice of colors.  Now it seems the paint job is completed and the wat looks brighter but also traditional.  The white color was an undercoat of paint, a primer, and the red was partly a primer and partly a final decorative color.  This is how that same wat looks today.