What Color Should I Paint My Shutters? - Matt the Painter

What Color Should I Paint My Shutters?

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When you are getting around to painting the exterior of your house, there are plenty of things that you will want to think about beforehand. Of course, you will want to make sure that the results are everything you want them to be. But in order to get there, you need to make sure that all the colors of your house match. For instance, the exterior style of your house, the colors of the exterior, and the window trim is going to play a big role in what color you choose to paint your shutters. These are just some of the things that you will want to keep in mind when you are choosing the color of your shutters.

Considering Other Colors

Before you can get around to painting your shutters, you need to take into account all the other colors of your house’s exterior. The base material of your house, whether it is bricks, siding, or something else, is going to be one of the biggest factors to consider. Ultimately, you will want to make sure that your shutters pair well with this.

The trim of your windows is also going to make a difference. Thankfully, most window trims don’t stray too far from other neutral colors. This means that you won’t have to worry all that much about trying to match your shutters to your trim. However, it is all part of taking in all the colors of your house into account. Additionally, shutters that clash with the trim can make your house look horrendous by comparison. More often than not, window trims are usually cream, ivory, or another version of off-white, which makes it easier to find a matching color for the shutters.

Finally, you should think about the color scheme of your neighborhood in general. You should try to stick with the same types of colors as the rest of the houses on your street. Of course, if you are trying to stand out from the rest, then you can disregard this. You should simply make sure that your house doesn’t violate any HOA rules.

Considering the Home

Something else that you will need to think about is the style of your home. While you might not think about it all that much, the style of your home has quite an impact on what color you should paint your shutters. After all, you don’t really see many traditional-style homes with bright blue shutters, do you? Generally, more traditional homes are better suited to white or black window shutters to emphasize the classic appearance. More contemporary houses are better suited to the brighter, bolder colors that will light up the neighborhood.

So Which Color Should You Choose?

Ultimately, if you want to play things safe and not have to worry about what other people will think, sticking to a classic color such as white, off-white, or black is going to be your best bet. These colors go with many other house colors and they will be sure to match the houses on your street. With that being said, if you are looking to make an impression on your neighbors, you should think about complementary colors for your house. For a more subtle difference, stay within the same color family. For an eye-popping difference, you might want to look at red, charcoal grey, or forest green as your shutter colors since these can add a breath of life to your house without ruining it in the process.

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