Need help with exterior paint scheme on 1880's Victorian!
We have taken off the aluminum and hired a painter, who is willing to do pretty much any paint scheme we would like. This is an 1880's rural farmhouse in upstate, NY. We are guessing it is a "Folk Victorian." Only have the very tops left for aluminum removal (it is scalloped under there as well).
We are somewhat limited in our color choices, however, in that we put up a large Morton building (steel construction) when our origianl barn burned in '05--it is white with dark green shutters.
We do not necessarily want traditional Victorian colors in the sense of very dark, very busy, with dark trim and dark windows. Windows will stay (original) but will have new storms (most likely white). Dark green shutters will be on all four sides.
Should I add a third color? What about light yellow for the clapboard and white trim w/green shutters? Too "cute" for a big home? There are so many "parts" to the house's siding--window trim, bandboard, the scalloping, clapboard, etc. that I have no idea what would look best on each part.
Please help--I am paralyzed with making a decision!
Sherwin-Williams Emerald line will be the final two coats after primer, so if you know any great color names/numbers, that would be awesome!