melissakd wrote:I really like this new scheme. Really like it.
The gable window looks fantastic, and I think the second-story windows would look great that way too.
I definitely think the brackets deserve to be picked out, but I find the contrast between the bittersweet/persimmon color and the creamy color to be a tad too strong. Maybe if you painted the entablature of the porch in the cinnamon/cocoa brown/tan it would be nice ?
Thanks! I really hate those old storm windows for real reasons, but they also get in the way of properly Photoshoping the original windows!
I want to keep the columns/corner boards and the entablature the same color to emphasize the classical elements of the design. I think painting the verticals and horizontals different colors would take away from that. But I definitely agree that the orange against the cream (I like your description of the colors better, but I'm keeping it simple ) is too much contrast. What if the brackets were the same brown as the gables? I'll have to wait until Tuesday to test this color scheme in Photoshop.
Fanner wrote:This most recent scheme is much more brave than ours! I love how every color combo you have tried has accentuated the lovely windows. Let's face it, any color combo that you use on this great old home is going to do it justice
The neighbor down the street, who renovated his house--and has helped many others in the neighborhood--says that if I want to fix the house up "the right way," I need to replace all the windows. (and tear out all the plaster so I can properly insulate and run new wiring) But I really like the windows. Only the front windows have the divided lites in the upper sashes, so I want to make them pop.