Shutter color

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What color did you end up going with? I have a brown/rust colored roof, almond siding and brown/rust brick on a portion of the front. I painted the front door a great blue color. Can't figure out a good color for shutters. A designer suggested a very dark brown. Sound blah. We have since changed the soffitt and downspouts to a khaki color and I painted the garage door the same color.
q shutter color, curb appeal, painting
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  • KarleneZawodny KarleneZawodny on Jul 22, 2016
    I would choose a bright color because your front door is lost under that awning, maybe a yellow or teal
  • Mike Mike on Jul 22, 2016
    I would go with a bright orange.
  • SBlizzard SBlizzard on Jul 22, 2016
    Could the shutters be blue also? Perhaps a few shades darker that the door? An updated picture would help with the updated colors you already have. My house has similar bricks and roof as yours. My siding is cream/yellow. My door is blue and my shutters are black. We also have white trim and columns. Can you paint the almond?
  • Olene Bigelow Olene Bigelow on Jul 22, 2016
    If you want to go mono, select the color of the brick for shutters and front door. If you want a pop of color, I like the teal idea, but don't forget to put shutters beside that first floor front window as well. It looks very alone in that expanse of brick -- throws the scale off.
  • Jamie Jamie on Jul 22, 2016
    try a brownish red and make the door a crazy bright color! It will make you smile!!
  • Di Di on Jul 22, 2016
    I'd try a forest green. I agree with shuttering the first floor window as well.
  • Nadine Nadine on Jul 22, 2016
    I would go with the same blue that is on your door or a teal color on both the door and the shutters.
  • Mary Lou Morin Mary Lou Morin on Jul 22, 2016
    I'd try a barn red. Or you can try the Sherwin Williams color visualizer. https://www.sherwin-williams.com/visualizer/
  • Exs6279547 Exs6279547 on Jul 22, 2016
    I would put shutters on the first floor as recommended by others and paint the door and shutters black.
  • Bel8536127 Bel8536127 on Jul 22, 2016
    I agree must have the shutters on the picture window I like the black idea I think it would make the house look rich.
  • Jim L Jim L on Jul 23, 2016
    Please, DO NOT put those tiny shutters on that huge window! That looks so bad! Paint the garage door the same as the upper part of the house...then use a medium gray for the front door, storm door trim as well as the upper shutters. Right now, the house, while attractive, is "browned" to death! (Use a high gloss paint on the doors.)
  • Johnchip Johnchip on Jul 23, 2016
    The white trim above the garage is doing you no favors. Paint it to match the brick color. And if you put shutters on first floor window, put in a window box to match. Color of shutters should be dark, not match door it is too much 'candy' across the facade.
  • Jackie Hendricks Jackie Hendricks on Jul 23, 2016
    Contrast, contrast, contrast! Make it all pop with color! Shades of teals, greens, and blues look wonderful with all shades of brown. Take your pick!
  • 861650 861650 on Jul 23, 2016
    Looked at your picture several times and tried to enlarge it but did not succeed . Wanted to see your brick colors better. Personally, I have never liked the garage doors facing the front...but that's just me. Consider painting it as well so that it blends in more which makes it disappear. Further, Please do a lot of research online on existing homes similar to yours. You could drive through neighborhoods and look at other homes and bring along pictures of your house. I would even take several close-up pics of your bricks too. Will also help when picking out paint.
  • Mary Hill Mary Hill on Aug 22, 2016
    When I have had to paint a house I drive around and look at what catches my eye. I have been happy with all of my choices when I have done it that way! good luck