There is a very under­stand­able rea­son why impor­tant items and signs are red. A red fire truck, a red cross on an ambu­lance, a red warn­ing or stop sign on the road, red buoys on the beach, and so on… Red is asso­ci­at­ed with many mean­ings: pas­sion, vital­i­ty, heat, anger, excite­ment, romance, and many more. …

This lit­tle red struc­ture seems to be hang­ing in the sky. Loca­tion: Syd­ney, Aus­tralia. This is the most ordi­nary win­dow, which is unusu­al­ly paint­ed red.

red windows
Three indoor flow­ers, installed in a lat­tice below the win­dow, betray an even more inter­est­ing shade of the whole com­po­si­tion. Loca­tion: Hal­i­fax coast­line, Nova Sco­tia.

This time, we’re deal­ing with almost bur­gundy paint­ed shut­ters set against a sub­dued but nonethe­less inter­est­ing back­drop. Loca­tion: Que­bec, Cana­da.


Obvi­ous­ly, the own­ers felt that there was not enough bright­ness in the red col­or and they decid­ed to add more blue shut­ters. Loca­tion: Lon­don.

They say pink and red don’t go well togeth­er. The pho­to of this win­dow shows that there are always excep­tions. Loca­tion: Colo­nia de Sacra­men­to, Uruguay.

Many of the build­ings in the old part of Utrecht, in the Nether­lands, date back to the Ear­ly Mid­dle Ages. This house with bright red shut­ters is obvi­ous­ly one of them. (Of course, the shut­ters are repaint­ed in a mod­ern way).


This unusu­al lat­tice win­dow is locat­ed in Rich­mond, Vir­ginia.

This win­dow is more like a time por­tal than a win­dow. It is locat­ed in Cal­i­for­nia.

Red and white always cre­ate an attrac­tive con­trast.

red windows

See also
Pencil carving