We had a new roof installed last month. Instead of the old black shingles, we went with multi-colored brown architectural shingles instead. And kept our box vents, no ridge vents just yet. It's amazing how different a house can look just by changing the color and style of the roof.
Here's the before:
Next up, we're going to paint the black shutters a dark brown and add a few planters on the porch. I love what a little work can do!