Decorating with Color: Red Exteriors

Red is a permanent fixture in many of our country homes. Darker shades offer more rustic charm while brighter shades can be more whimsical or modern; whatever your preference (including mixing the shades together!), this color adds life to indoor furnishings and decor. But today we want to share some ways you can (and should!) incorporate red externally, and if you have some different ideas or images of how you use this color in your home’s exterior, leave a comment or drop by our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Simple touches like lawn furniture or a door add a delightful
pop of red when you don’t want it to be the dominant color.

Photo by Vail General Contracting Inc.Search exterior home pictures
Exterior accent walls can give your home a unique look, especially when
they are done in red. Painting the covered part of this porch red brightens
the space without, again, making it the dominant exterior color.
Photo by Martha O’Hara InteriorsSearch entryway design ideas
One of the most classic looks here in New England
and on homesteads across the country is the red barn
and white farmhouse. Now, of course not everyone has a large
barn they can paint red, but you can apply the same idea to a garden
shed, tool shed or even a pool house to get that timeless pop of color.
Photo by Connor HomesSearch exterior home pictures
Coordinating red with natural colors works to tone down the bright hue,
while maintaining a welcoming country look.
Photo by Spring IslandMore exterior home photos
Of course, you can always go big with red by touching every exterior wall
and emphasizing the color with white trim – another classic rural look.
Photo by Bret Franks Construction, Inc.Browse exterior home photos

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