Why is red a traditional barn color? Did you know the first barns were left unpainted, but back in the late 1700’s, farmers started to seal their barn wood with linseed oil which was orange-ish in color, and to that they would often add rust. That’s how our barn red color was born, and I guess it just stuck around through generations, although there are parts of America where white barns or yellow barns were/are more prevalent.
Apparently, the red color, besides looking really nice and popping in a landscape, also helps the sun heat the interior in the winter.
I wonder if the “hi” sign is because there have been so many who admire this particular barn as I do? 🙂