With the decision of window layout behind me, my focus now turns to exterior trim color, and it's partner, roof color.
Here are the exterior trim colors offered by Marvin windows - and I think they are extensive -- AND, they do custom colors. I don't know how spendy those are though...
I think I have my roof colors narrowed down to the red that Jay used on his Gifford:
I'm also contemplating a steel roof that is clad in copper. I'm still researching that - and I really need to make researching a priority this week - but the idea is that steel clad in copper is less expensive and more durable than straight copper. And it would still patina naturally.
Add in that David wants to do stained glass porch lights in copper fixtures, and ... mmmm quite the draw.
I found this chart of the colors that copper turns over time as it patinas:
The bluish/purple roof on this Gifford is very pretty with the water as a back drop, but I worry that blue would wear on me over time. I think I'd get tired of it - and on windows -- ! It would be too much for me.
So... my plan is to look into the cost of copper clad standing seam steel roofing material.