Did you know?
The more trees you have around your house, the lighter the colored paint should be! Light colored siding highlights thickly planted shrubs and trees. It also shows off darker colored flowers better.
On the contrary, dark paint hides the fact a home is lacking trees and shrubs.
“Throughout the early Victorian period, American domestic architecture was dominated by the ideas and designs of Andrew Jackson Downing (1815‒52). Downing, who was America’s first important landscape architect, was instrumental in establishing a well-styled, efficient, yet low-priced house that offered many features that previously only mansions could provide. His designs were widely spread both by his books and by periodical republication.”
His book: The Architecture of Country Houses is on Amazon