Almost all the buildings on Saba are white with red roofs and, if there is an alternate color trim, it’s green. There are a few anomalies to this color scheme, so I gather the red/white thing is not regulation (although no one I’ve asked seems to know for sure.) It’s one of the things that adds charm to the island, this uniformity, especially when seen at a distance. Across a gulley will lie a cluster of what looks like a variation on Monopoly board houses. The fact that nearly all the island’s structures are quite modest only adds to this effect.
The gingerbread trim on most of the houses is almost whimsical; some examples are elaborately filigreed borders while others appear to be simply the quickest and easiest thing the owner could slap on the front of the house. I find the latter to be among the most appealing.
Here are a few examples.