15 Red Houses in a Variety of Styles

In the spirit of Christmas I have a collection of 15 red houses in a range of sizes and styles. For some reason I’ve always been drawn to homes with red exteriors. I prefer houses of color as opposed to neutral tones like white or taupe. Ultimately, I think a house tells you what color it should be – and sometimes a neutral color is best. But in today’s post, red is the color of the day.

Red wooden house in sweden, Scandinavia, Europe

Above, a small cottage is nestled in the Scandinavian woods. Many country houses in Sweden and Norway are painted red. Can you imagine a village of red houses nestled in the snow? It would make the perfect Christmas scene.

Below, a red Victorian wears cream trim and shutters. It’s a classic color combination.

Red Farm House - An old farmhouse in the country with red siding and cream colored shutters and gingerbread trim


A more modern home pairs vertical red siding with natural stone work. The result is a handsome home with great curb appeal.

Red houses


It’s not often you see a ranch home painted red, but this one looks pretty with all the green trees nearby.

Red ranch style home


Here’s another quaint Swedish home, flying the country’s flag.

Traditional red wooden house in Sweden on the island Oland


An historic home wears a dark shade of red that matches the deeper red in the brick staircase.

Red craftsman style home


A modern farmhouse looks striking with red siding and crisp white trim.

Two-story red row house


Here’s more red houses in the countryside of Sweden. I like the unique fence in the first photo.

Red farm house in rural environment



Red country farmhouse


A small bungalow is painted red with a dark gray door. Both colors can be seen in the brick walkway.

Red craftsman housePhoto by Boshaw Residential, LLC


I love this modern farmhouse with round windows and bold pillars. You can see from the front door through the back of the house which looks like it’s situated on a lake.

Red modern farmhouse with round windowsPhoto by MAC Custom Homes


This expansive home proves that even a large house looks good in a bold color like red.

Collection of red houses, large and smallPhoto by Becker Morgan Group, Inc.


A red barn stores cars on the first level, with a living area on the second level. 

Red car barn with apartment on 2nd floorPhoto by Yankee Barn Homes


This charming cottage mimics the look of a barn with its gambrel style roof. 

Red and white cottage with gambrel roofPhoto by ASH Bygg AB


And last in today’s collection of red houses is a two-story colonial style home with a second story balcony. It looks like there’s a rabbit on the weathervane. 

Two-story colonial with double decker porchPhoto by The Gaines Group Architects


Do you have any favorites among these houses? There are so many pretty examples, it’s hard to choose.


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  1. We visited Sweden many years ago and took a wonderful train ride through the winter countryside. Those little red homes in the snow looked like something out of a fairy tale. Just beautiful. I have always been fond of red houses having grown up in a red cape cod style house in Connecticut. Thankyou for the lovely photos.

  2. What cheerful homes. Especially nice in winter or rainy weather. I pinned a house I saw online that I instantly fell in love with. It was more of a raspberry, but so pretty. LOL, the homeowners board would not allow a red or raspberry home where we are, but we were able to paint a pretty blue/green/grayish tone that looks nice.

  3. You found some really different red homes, such a great assortment. It was hard to pick just one. I think 2,8, and 10 were some really cute houses.

  4. There is nothing more appealing to me than a red house, especially when the style and color are complimentary. Thanks for featuring such great examples!

  5. My husband and I toured the copper mine in Falun ( pronounced “fallen” ) , where the red paint ( Falu red ) is made. I was able to buy two small containers of it to bring back home with me, and my husband used it to paint one of our birdhouses. I now feel I have a bit of Sweden in my yard.
    One of my wishes prior to going to Sweden was to see some of the red houses. I wasn’t disappointed, they are everywhere 💕
    Different shades of yellow was also very popular and very pretty.
    You can tell the Swedish take pride in their homes.
    I sent you an email, or possibly two 😆 containing an article from the Smithsonian Magazine about the red homes in Sweden. I hope you received it. ( them😆 )