I have seen most Victorian ladies have at least a 3rd color or even more.

We want to add a 3rd color to our Est.1900 Victorian. We want the 3rd color to pop the window sash's out with more definition. We like dark brown, maroon.

My question I need help with is with a 3rd color will it take way or decrease our homes stained glass?

Popping the window sash's with 3rd color might minimize the stained glass appearance from street?

If so, do you think the 2 colors are fine or definitely a 3rd color but a different color that might be lighter shades?  I'm guessing its a question of importance, stained glass or pop of windows

We want to stay with color shades of the 1900 turn of century as well.

Thank you for your help!

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I think a third color would draw the eye to the windows, not detract from it. I would use a darker color. Sashes were typically painted a darker color on Victorians.

Thank you!

I agree, the maroon color around the windows and doors would be very classy.  You might be able to work some into the fretwork on your porch, not a lot but some.  You have a very attractive house.

Thank you so much!!!

My sense is that most stained glass windows pop when back lighted.  Inside during the day and from the outside the real pop of a stained glass window is to have a light on in that room whenever it is not bright light outside.

I agree that a third colour would look nicer.  Any dark earth tone might work well but maroon might be the better choice. 

Unfortunately, we ended up using maroon only on the porch spindles because the best of both Benjamin Moore & Behr required three coats to get the darkness of the paint chip; with 53 windows that's a lot of painting! 

Right now, our yelloow window sash are the same as the frame; like yours is now.

If you decide to go with a third colour, you might want to check out the following advice:http://www.oldhouseguy.com/painting-windows/  Painting Windows


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