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.
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.
A more modern home pairs vertical red siding with natural stone work. The result is a handsome home with great curb appeal.
It’s not often you see a ranch home painted red, but this one looks pretty with all the green trees nearby.
Here’s another quaint Swedish home, flying the country’s flag.
An historic home wears a dark shade of red that matches the deeper red in the brick staircase.
A modern farmhouse looks striking with red siding and crisp white trim.
Here’s more red houses in the countryside of Sweden. I like the unique fence in the first photo.
A small bungalow is painted red with a dark gray door. Both colors can be seen in the brick walkway.
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.
This expansive home proves that even a large house looks good in a bold color like red.
A red barn stores cars on the first level, with a living area on the second level.
This charming cottage mimics the look of a barn with its gambrel style roof.
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.
Do you have any favorites among these houses? There are so many pretty examples, it’s hard to choose.
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