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Victorian windows

Discover Pinterest’s 10 best ideas and inspiration for Victorian windows. Get inspired and try out new things.
Tour an 1892 modern farmhouse that honors its roots. Learn more about the restoration, history of the home and see more photos on our blog post. Photography by Stephanie Kreger #modernfarmhouse

Tour an 1892 modern farmhouse that honors its roots. Learn more about the restoration, history of the home and see more photos on our blog post. Photography by Stephanie Kreger #modernfarmhouse

A pair of elegant Victorian porch doors with leaded textured glass panels. The double doors are fitted into an existing frame, with draughtproofing added to keep the porch cosy and well protected in all weathers. A stunning arched transom window above the doors features the property name emblazoned on a scrolled banner design, worked in coloured leaded glass.

A pair of elegant Victorian porch doors with leaded textured glass panels. The double doors are fitted into an existing frame, with draughtproofing added to keep the porch cosy and well protected in all weathers. A stunning arched transom window above the doors features the property name emblazoned on a scrolled banner design, worked in

Monochromatic paint schemes, which are based on a single color, gain all of their contrast by adding various amounts of black or white to a single base color. The limited contrast looks calm and safe—too staid for some tastes. The antidote, as shown here, is to insert a little of the complimentary color, which lies opposite on a color wheel. With green, that makes red the perfect accent.

From exuberant Victorians to quieter traditionals, these houses illustrate some of the fine points that go into selecting the best exterior colors for your home.