Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Red Houses

 Why red?  It was common in colonial days, a mixture of red ochre, milk products and perhaps linseed oil.   It is still popular today, on a wide range of houses, from true antique colonials to newish houses.

A simple older (but not antique) red farmhouse.

Maybe a red house from the turn of the 20th century?

This might not be a red house.  More like an outbuilding, perhaps used as a studio?

Red so dark it is almost brown.

Kind of an old red house.

I suspect this red house has an 18th century house underneath its later additions.


William Kendall said...

I do like that particular shade. Beautiful buildings.

RedPat said...

The red reminds me of the red one sees in so many Scandinavian scenes.

Taken For Granted said...

The same paint mixture was used on barns through the mid 20th Century. This mixture of "paint" was used because it was inexpensive and preserved the wood. We have come to like the color.