Paint and window colors for 1946 stucco house
Hi. We are finally painting our house and getting rid of our cracked and drafty windows. I need help with house colors and have a window dilemma.
When we redid the kitchen we replaced 2 windows with dark bronze exterior trim to match existing dark brown window trim. These 2 windows are barely visible from the road. One you can see is on the bumpout to the left of the recessed front door and the other is hidden to the left of the bumpout. My husband wants to use the Anderson terratone color on all other windows instead of dark bronze because it is 30% less and we have to do 20 windows. He said no one will notice the different color. Maybe... LOL Not sure if dark windows is the best choice - contractor said, "everyone does white - do white" but I have a brown roof and brown trim elsewhere.
What would you do if this were your house?
Should we do canvas or white windows and paint the 2 dark bronze windows?
If we do terratone, what paint color goes with terratone?
How can we add character to our ugly house? Shutters? Window trim? (Can I do trim with brick sills?) Window boxes?
My neighborhood has traditionally colored houses: cream, white, red, blue, yellow, and brick. My house and the neighbor's is the only stucco - theirs is cream with brown trim.
Thank you very much for your help - my indecision is driving me crazy. : ) Jen