I forgot to bring my camera so here are some pictures of Preservation Park Victorians byJim Hildreth found on flickr.
Justin and I purchased three sample colors from Home Depot over the weekend and tested the colors for the body of the house. The first is grey with hints of green, the second is a deep plum/purple, and the third is a lighter bluish red which looked just like the current color on the window trims. The third color is out. Justin likes the plum, and I like the greenish grey, but we are no closer to deciding on a color.
We also have to keep in mind the having a red roof eliminates a lot of colors. I had fun with a color visualizer from Sherwin-Williams to test out some color idea combinations. I am drawn to the mid-tone body color with dark trim combo because it's unusual and looks stately. But I also like the white trims because it gives the house a crisp and clean look. I think the cooler grays and blues and greens would work well with the red roof. Here are some of my favorite results. By the way, Justin can't be much help because he's color blind. Which one is your favorite?
Blue with creamy white trim.
Green with darker tonal trim.
Green with creamy white trim.
Light grey with creamy white trim.
Dark grey with creamy white trim.