Black or White?? Well not really white but silver
March 25, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I'm trying to figure out the exterior finishes for my house. I have forever been in love with black windows but, I could also go with silver metal finish. I plan on using a local limestone, smooth acrylic stucco and wood siding. What do you think looks better black or silver? And do you like my material choices & placement?

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Amanda Cohen
White makes it more traditional but black makes the house edgy and modern. It depends on your town/community also. If you live in a very traditional town, White would go better and wouldn't stick out. Black is good for almost anywhere else. I prefer the black. Good Luck! :)
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Thanks! The house is out in the country
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If dark bronze is a choice on the windows, I'd rec. that. Otherwise, go black.

Like your material choices. Suggest considering a little color or lighter neutral in the stucco to make sure that it doesn't look like you were trying to match the wood color.

If it were my house, I'd make it a little less choppy - cover entire door surrouond with stone, do entire next left tall section in stucco (my first choice to balance out the garage) or wood & do the entire left middle section in stone. Then do far left sectionin stucco or wood - whatever you didn't use for the section to immediate left of the front door. Maybe do stone on the side of the house between house & garage for balance (side facing same direction as garage doors) and/or side of the garage facing house if view from house is significant (ie facing a room versus a hall or low view-value room like utility room).
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We love our Pella windows' outside color... it's a really dark brown (almost black). It stays cleaner-looking longer than a light color. No insect spots show on them. (Gross, I know! Is it moths that do that?)
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Thank you! great ideas : )
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Kevin Twitty- IBB Designer
Black is the way to go!
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