I have been doing so many outside color consultations lately. A big reason is due to a huge hail storm that went through the Twin Cities last fall and most of the repair work is now being done this Spring.
Not all homes have shutters but many traditional, brick or cottage style homes do. The shutter color is important. They need to compliment the base color of your home, not compete with it.
The most common shutter colors are black and white. And the nice thing about that is they normally will work with most house base colors.
Black shutters on a reddish brick house adds a statement, tend to be more traditional and really are classic and timeless.
White shutters are clean, crisp and add contrast to a medium to darker base colored home.
To some degree green and red/burgundy shutters are dated, at least to me. You saw a lot of hunter green and burgundy shutters in the 90s and early 2000’s. A classic green or brighter red shutter can work in a timeless way on certain styles of homes.
Gray shutters are also classic and have a current modern vibe.
Navy blue is timeless, classic and can be very luxurious.
And one of my favorite shutters, and those I have on my own home are stained cedar shutters. Rich wood on certain homes can be stunning.
If you have shutters on your home, or would like to add them to your home. Be sure to give it a lot of thought and bring in a professional to assist you if needed.