Residing 1960 Cape- Color Help
We are residing our 1960s Cape from cedar shakes to vinyl. I am having a difficult time selecting colors and whether I can do a little decorative trim to create some sort of appeal to this ugly house. I know I have major landscaping to fix and I do not have extra funds to build out a porch, although I would love to do so.
We live in a small city in Massachusetts. The neighborhood is all 1920+ homes, and our house was probably one of the newest built in 1960. Houses are crammed together and the colors are all pretty blah in the neighborhood in cool tones.
The contractor will be using Mastic CarvedWood siding. I am interested in either Classic Cream with White Trim and Black Raised Panel Shutters. Change out the front door to a Rich Brown Stained door and a full light screen door.
However, the roof probably does not match and our neighbors quite close next to us in a colonial have a yellow/red theme.
Alternatively, I am interested in Tuscan Olive with white trim, black shutters and as mentioned earlier for the door. Is that too- new subdivision colors?
Because the face is soooo plain, I would like to also:
decorative trim around the door w/ keystone
water table trim
add a second exterior light
Could I even squeeze in a dentil trim at the top?
It is difficult to find pictures of resided Capes that are as plain as ours, either online or in books. Help!