Long, long ago I always resented those hideous porch lights! They blended into the light-colored brick & were so blah. Since we were going to move, I didn't want to bother with new lights, so I tried something else. I wiped them down with a baby wipe (very professional) and then carefully painted them by hand with some copper-colored craft paint. $1.49 at Wal-Mart, 10 cent foam brush from Michaels Craft long ago.
Can you tell a difference? From the sidewalk, the whole front looked so much better!
I painted the doorbell and the storm door handle to match- for good measure.