Yesterday it was raining, however, this morning we have patches of sunshine that allowed me to take a new picture. I think it better represents how the house needs to integrate more with the background. Since I can also see it from a perspective much farther away, it is important to note that the feature that stands out is white. In this area of the United States, houses tend to blend in better with the environment.
The side view below gives a clear picture of the natural setting. If you look closely, you can make out the mountains in the background. To me, this is a style that should be on a village street.
The winters here ravage painted surfaces as you can see in the next photo. If it is a dry weekend, we will pressure wash and paint.
Although my husband and I chose, #1 from the paint chips, the consensus from comments was #2. We took a second look and this made sense. Also, online research results suggested tying the railings into the house color and #2 is a midway between our choice and that.
The question now is how much of the white to paint and what color to do the door. It would be nice to get it right the first time, but it is only paint and time.
Thank you so much for your input. Education is a wonderful thing and I’m always grateful to learn from others.