Realtor Sarah Snodgrass caused a bit of a stir over at her blog recently when she argued against the white trim that new vinyl windows often bring with them. Her argument:
Most of our homes were never intended to have white trim, windows, casing or windowsills. Brookside is filled with homes that were built with natural features and colors such as stone, brick and stucco. Many of these homes are in the Craftsman or Tudor style, which both have an earthy color palette. This harsh, high-contrast suburban trend of white windows and beige siding is encroaching into our older neighborhoods.
Now the Brookside Fox is in no mood to out any of you that have done this to your home, but there’s a house up the street that recently got a re-paint that includes white trim and I think it looks great.
Snodgrass did a little backtracking to say
White has its place, and it is an important color in many locations and in many house styles. For example, in Brookside, white can be a very complimentary color in Colonials, Cape Cods, and even many bungalows. My beef with white windows lies particularly with Tudors, so-called “Ginger Bread Cottages”, and dark brick and stone homes.
So what say you Fox readers? To white or not to white?