Selecting the perfect shutter colors for your home

In the United States, blue’s are the most popular color. The best shutter colors, however, vary depending on each home.

Black is America’s second most favorite color. But will black or blue shutters complement your house’s exterior? It’s important to learn how to choose shutter colors that flatter your home.

Choosing the right color for your shutters makes the entire house pop. Your shutters will make your home the envy of your neighborhood.

Here’s what you need to know about selecting a color for your shutters:

Things To Consider For Shutter Colors

When choosing house shutter colors, consider the general color scheme of your home’s exterior. Most home color schemes consist of 3 colors: a base color (the main color of your house), a trim color, and an accent color.

Most shutters match a home’s accent color. If you stray from the accent color, pick another color that complements the base color.

You should also consider the size of your windows. Lighter shades make your windows appear larger. 

Choosing a Color

Carefully examine every house and shutter color combination before making a commitment. Take a picture of your house, cut out the parts with shutters, and use color/paint swatches in their place to see which colors go best with your home’s exterior.

If your house’s exterior is stone, red brick, stucco, or tan, blue shutters will stand out in a good way. Navy blue especially flatters the color yellow.

Medium blues are like blue jeans: They go with any house color.

If your home is an earth tone, stick with another earth tone for your shutters like brown, deep green, olive, or reddish orange. Plain wood shutters will also work.

Purple shutters pair well with a house that is olive, deep green, gray, tan, cream, blue, brick, stone, and stucco.

Color Wheel

Confused about choosing a compatible color for exterior window shutters? Look no further than the color wheel.

Complementary colors are on opposite sides of the wheel. That means red complements green, blue complements red, and yellow complements violet.

Stay Neutral

Still not sure about how to pick shutter colors? Stick with neutral colors like black, white, or gray. Neutral tones have a classic and traditional appeal.

Black is the most popular color for shutters. As a neutral tone, it goes with practically any color.

White is the second most popular color option for shutters. White shutters will also reflect light back into the room.

(Note: If your room tends to get too bright, consider installing shades. There are different types of window shades to choose from.)

Embrace The World of Shutter Colors

According to one study, the color blue reduces stress. When choosing shutter colors, consider color psychology and how it’ll affect your home’s aesthetic.

For example, people associate yellow with happiness. Yellow shutters go well with pink, green, brown, orange, and blue houses.

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