Shutters or no shutters?

I want to put black stained shutters on the top windows and a red front door. Our house is a light grey in colour. My husband is on the fence about this. I just don't think my house has any curb appeal and is blah looking. Any help would be great.😊
q shutters or no shutters
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  • Dysko7710 Dysko7710 on Jul 02, 2017
    They sell designer window trims and headers that are an alternative to just the shutters, here is a link that shows some:
    Or, you could paint the existing trim to match your door, or a color that compliments it.
  • Denyse Lalonde Denyse Lalonde on Jul 02, 2017
  • MaryAnn B MaryAnn B on Jul 02, 2017
    You have a lovely house. easiest would be the black shutters and red door. I like that idea since I have a red door. , but no shutters on my style house. I did change the basic trim around the windows and doors to be more beefy. I loved the link on exterior trim. I made mine but that was before this wonderful world of "links" I would definitely beef up the front you could even add something more colorful in you plantings.
  • Lynnette Lynnette on Jul 02, 2017
    Yes... love the idea of black shutters and red door!! It'll be very eye catching!!
  • Juls Juls on Jul 02, 2017
    I think that the black shutters will look really nice. The red door has a meaning of "welcome to all to my home". Maybe you can do the shutters then the door, or do the red door and see how that looks before you move forward with the shutters. Either way you will be able to tell much better with one or the other project it you even want to do more. OR, take or draw a picture of your house and use the colors on the picture. You may find out that you won't like it at all.
  • Spo25161109 Spo25161109 on Jul 02, 2017
    Black might be a bit too dark What about a charcoal grey? And not a fire engine red but maybe Impressionist Ruby by Benjamin Moore for the door
  • 2dogal 2dogal on Jul 02, 2017
    Yes! I would make it more interesting and the red door would be inviting
  • Adrienne Gobuty Adrienne Gobuty on Jul 02, 2017
    gr8 idea, perhaps dark grey!
  • Marsha Franco Marsha Franco on Jul 02, 2017
    You only have room for shutter on top left...another cute idea would be window boxes under the top left....shutters do seem to be going out of style lately
  • Lucia Lucia on Jul 02, 2017
    Your house looks lovely, I think shutters would add some depth to your house. Black is always the go to color for a gray house. As for the red door I'm on the fence. I know that is the color combination most people use. I know you need some color but a black door always looks nice or even a dark gray. Perhaps a wreath on the door with some pretty light and darker shades of purple, lilac and lavender. Next to the front door a planter with some pretty flowers in it. Good luck with making your decision. I'm sure it will look nice whatever you decide.

  • Karen Cook Karen Cook on Jul 02, 2017
    Yes to the shutters and yes to the red door . Hopefully a barnyard distressed look.

  • Castrang17 Castrang17 on Jul 02, 2017
    Shutters, yes, in black. I understand the red door but be different, just hang a wreath on your front door, decorated in black and white, think polka dots with faux black/white flowers. How about painting, just the trim of the octagon window, above your Also suggest painting the white board behind your porch lights black. From what I am envisioning, your house would "pop"!
  • Nvkeyman2 Nvkeyman2 on Jul 02, 2017
    burgundy shutters and door would look nice bright red is nono. too bright.
  • Linda Santo Linda Santo on Jul 02, 2017
    No shutters. They would only look fake because their size would not be correct because of the width of the windows. I would love to see either painting the window surrounds another color or, better still, use the money for shutters to have a wider trim put around the windows in color. It would add interest to the house without shutters. And a great color on the front door.
  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Jul 02, 2017
    I think your instincts are just right. Black shutters and a red door would make your house the center of attention. Bless you 😇
  • Bren Bren on Jul 02, 2017
    I'm with you. Shutters and a deep red (not fire engine red) door would look awesome. Especially with black shutters.
  • Cindy Cindy on Jul 02, 2017
    Yes! Black shutters and a red door would be perfect. Please keep the door's white framing and side panel, just the door red.
  • Barb Barb on Jul 02, 2017
    Yes I would put black shutter, with red or black and woo white boxes on he above windows only and add long pendent light over the door. Flower pots flush to the house in black and add decortive window and door trim. I have just the pictures to help you with your project and yes right that extra touch you need for curb appeal 💡
  • B. Enne B. Enne on Jul 02, 2017
    great house!
    As others have said, if you are to put shutters, do it on the left only, since each shutter should be 1/2 the width of the window. The window on the right is too big, and small shutters would look off. IMO, although many homeowners still do this (I have in the past too), skinny shutters and big windows look dated and unbalanced.
    having said that, it is your house, and if you like it, do it!!!

    Here are some ideas on another style of house.
  • B. Enne B. Enne on Jul 02, 2017
    I like the trim around the windows in this 1st house, which reminds me of yours.

    or this one:

  • Debbi Mayer Ellis Debbi Mayer Ellis on Jul 03, 2017
    Shutters-yes! Red advised that wasps do like to build nests behind shutters if you have them in your area.
  • Nona Nona on Jul 03, 2017
    Shutters, red door and window boxes.
  • Tracey Clayton Tracey Clayton on Aug 10, 2018

    Shutters of course! This is my choice

  • Alice Alice on Sep 30, 2018

    Shutters. Your house is beautiful. Shutters would add to the look exponentially !!!

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