Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a color for the roof and window trim! The winning color is dark bronze. I really struggled with the copper option, but after looking at a LOT of copper roofs and awnings that were 1-5 years into patina, I realized that the finish was too dull for me. I've opted for standing seam metal instead. Roofing materials and windows are being ordered today!
Here is a photo of Jay's Gifford with the roof photoshopped brown:
But the front door and window trim is still the colonial red, so for me it's still a bit difficult to visualize.
Here is a color photo of the Gifford with my window trim color chip over the front door, and my roofing color sample set on top of the gable. It's primitive, but I can sort of see what the color will look like:
I plan to stain my front door to match, and "age" it like I did the big Tuscan style cedar dining table I had built in my backyard of my Patricia house. I beat it up with a heavy chain and a hammer, and then stained it. It turned out just beautifully. (You can see a photo of it here.)
I've got to attend to a few remaining related loose details and I can turn my focus to the interior design of the house. SO EXCITED for the next stage!
I need to speak with my roofer about skylights and order those.
I need to figure out if I have any other roof penetrations that need to get in place. Mostly what comes to mind is my bathroom exhaust fan...
Another huge step forward - yippee!!