The saying "Paint the town Red" comes from my birthplace of Melton Mowbry, when in 1837 the Marquess of Waterford got drunk one night with a group of fellow revelers and literally went around the town of Melton with red paint painting the buildings. I was thinking about what the phrase means today, to go out and have a good time and let your hair down; and the literal meaning of the words. To PAINT the town RED.
In this part of the country where I live, Lancashire, there are a lot of red brick buildings that have then been painted red once the brick starts to fade. I thought this was a really interesting idea, all about restoration, especially when the paint starts to fade and flake off revealing the red brick behind.