Building our house, and I am at a loss for the exterior colors! Originally, we were going to paint the original brick, along with siding and shakes. After much consideration, we replaced the brick, and I absolutely love the natural color of the shakes, so we won't be painting either. Just need to paint the siding, shutters and trim. I was thinking to keep the cedar brackets natural like the shakes.
#1 idea: greyish-brown (not too dark) siding with stained cypress shutters (brown finish?), a creamy off-white trim, and wythe blue (or something similar for the front door.
#2 idea: same color siding as above, with stained or painted shutters (wythe blue or similar?), same trim and door color as above.
#3 idea: same color siding, shutters painted darker shade of siding, same trim, and blue or green door.
HELP!!! I like so many combinations, but my main concern is that the shutters will over-power the house. The architect calls for board-and-batten shutters on every window in the front. I want colors that are not something you see every day... but blend well together. I would like a modern cottage look and feel. Thanks for any help you can provide!