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paint colors w/vinyl windows

Posted by wyominghill (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 23, 13 at 15:54

Hi All,

Just bought this circa-1900 house. We plan on ripping off the vinyl siding and then either attempt to restore what is underneath, replace w/new wood siding, or replace w/fiber cement siding. We would like to add some nice detail (brackets, window trim, porch spandrels, etc) and paint it nice historic colors. The windows are all vinyl and I can't justify replacing them with wood since they are only 3 years old. So I'm looking for a color scheme that will not clash too much with the bright vinyl windows... anyone have suggestions?


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RE: paint colors w/vinyl windows

Pale yellow siding, deep grey and white for trim?

Or pale blue-grey siding with white and deeper blue-grey trim.

If you keep the porch and some of the trim matching the windows it will look good.

RE: paint colors w/vinyl windows

I agree. A lot of the historic homes around here are a very light pastel yellow with white trim. Some are a sky blue on white color while a few are white with olive green trim.

RE: paint colors w/vinyl windows

Be bold and paint the porch ceiling light blue! See the wonderful job sarahandbray did.

RE: paint colors w/vinyl windows

Our home is brick, but you can easily work with the white windows. This is a picture of 1 of our windows with the trim painted a greeny-grey.
Don't be afraid to use color, as the white is quite forgiving.

RE: paint colors w/vinyl windows

When you paint the vinyl trim around the window, the white of the window itself really won't stand out all that much.

Don't know how historic it would be considered, but my "colonial" 2 story house is painted Glidden 'High Tea', a sagey green, trim, garage door and porch is Laura Ashley 'Bleached Wheat' a soft yellow-tan, shutters are a very dark, almost black green and the door, mailbox and house numbers are a dark cranberry. ( almost went with blueberry, would have looked nice too!) The windows are white vinyl.

Ten years on and I am still getting compliments from the neighbors.

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