I took your advice and went with a gray/brown shingle & removed the shutters. We chose 'natural clay' vinyl siding that will wrap around the front corner eliminating the white 'column.' Just need to choose the color for the gutters, soffit, door, & trim from the options below to be done when the siding goes on. Separately, we'll paint the front door and garage, and service door if you can suggest colors there too. Thanks so much, you'll all so fabulous!