This weekend we were over at Grant Park with the kids and I saw some guys just finishing the exterior of this house:
I fell in love immediately! I never knew black accents could look so good. Not only are the colors nice, but you can tell within 3 seconds of looking at the house from the street that the prep and paint are well-done. I got the business card for the paint removal and paint companies and I'll have them out for some bids soon.
If you are looking to paint the exterior of your bungalow and need help choosing colors, you might give one of these books a try: