Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Rural Chic: Seeing Red

From houses and barns, to tartan blankets, reds are a reoccurring country theme. Historically, "barn red" was created by adding rust to a wood sealant made of linseed oil. While the rust would kill off the moss and fungi that might grow on barns, it also turned the mixture red...and created a staple color in the rural palette.




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