Here is an inspiration board to give you an idea of what we're planning for the exterior of the house. We have yet to nail down the exact shades we will use, but here is what we are thinking so far. Keep in mind that landscaping and accessories go a long way in pulling everything together.
Since our house is surrounded by other older houses that have been or are being restored we want something that complements them, but still makes it stand out and seem unique.
Our siding is going to be a medium shade of grey with all the trim a crisp white. It's hard to see in pictures since the whole house was painted one (ugly) color, but there is lots of trim and it's wide with interesting details. Having trim a different color from the siding with help give some contrast and definition to the house. We are going to paint our front door so that it stands out and adds character.
Painting your front door a fresh new color is a quick and easy way to give your house a face lift. Since it's a small area go a little bolder with your color - Just be sure to tie it into the rest of your exterior. Add some planters with flowers in a similar shade, an outdoor rug or welcome mat, some new accessories. If you vary the shades a little-some light, some darker or brighter it will keep it from being "too" matching and predictable but still give you a cohesive look.