What Color Should My Shutters Be?

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.


Window Boxes and Black Shutters, Charleston SC

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.


White shutters


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.


black on red


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.


Navy Shutters















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.


Cedar ones





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.













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Shar is an award winning Designer and Home Stager and the owner of 'Rooms With Style' and the 'Certified Staging and Redesign Acadamy.' She has been in the design industry for over 25 years and her background includes studies in Interior Design as well as Horticulture to assist with your home’s curb appeal. Shar has a talent for taking simple things; placing them in their best light and making them shine. Another Sharlene from North Dakota, Shar and Sharlene knew they were destined to work together when they first met! She has been blogging here and helping bring out the best in the homes of Sharlene's sellers since 2011.

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