"be colored in"


A: What comes into your mind when thinking about your hometown?


B: The roofs of all the houses were colored in blue.


I have seen the sentence in a textbook and I was wondering if colored here is an adjective or just a passive voice? And the sentence is natural to you? I have never heard that "colored" can be used as a predicative adjective like this. And "be colored in" phrase is okay to use? 


What do you experts think? Thank you so much as usual and have a good day.

asked Jan 23 '13 at 14:28 Hans Contributor

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"The houses were painted blue" was the first thing that came to my mind.

link comment answered Jan 24 '13 at 00:53 SrSwagOfficial New member

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