I am just about to purchase an old 1948 maisonette home, and am already contemplating colour scheme. I am currently contemplating charcoal/black accents, timber window frame, as well as a little iron lace verandah fence, and possible black picket fence. Possibly timber shutters and a flower box. The roof underneath all that dirt is actually red! But needs a clean and coat. So could go red or charcoal/black.