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cyndyjens
We just purchased a small rambler on Whidbey Island and we are thinking about shingles for the siding. My concern is how would white vinyl window trim look against ( natural) shingle siding? Okay? Or too much of a contrast?
   
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Bud Dietrich, AIA
White window trim against natural shingles would be a typical color combination in coastal New England. I think it could work for you depending on the size of the house and the amount of trim. Certainly, you'll want to do some color studies before you lock yourself into any palette.
   
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cyndyjens
Thanks so much for your advise! Very small house with a few large view windows so I'm staying with white trim- hope its off white, though:)
   

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