This stately old wooden Madison County barn is rather different than the usual black barns found here in Kentucky. As you can see its historic color is what I would call "soldier blue."
In my past travels across the nation I've noticed that some states have vintage barn colors that seem to be more popular than others. As an example, black barns in Kentucky, red barns in Michigan, natural barn exteriors (no paint at all) in Oregon, and lots of white barns in Nebraska and Iowa.
What factors swayed barns to be painted certain colors in certain areas is a question I have had for quite some time.
Does anyone have some ideas as to why this is so?