Asked on Jul 28, 2013

I need colors for shutters & front door on a gold sided house ??

Sharon Crady
by Sharon Crady
My house is gold sided with black shutters ( don't like the black shutters ) and the door is white, would like to paint both ( both metal ) I need color ideas for what would look good with the gold, I'm at a loss for colors, need help !!!!
  18 answers
  • Mary Mary on Jul 28, 2013
    A slate blue would be nice or a cranberry color would look good too.
  • Sharon Crady Sharon Crady on Jul 28, 2013
    Thanks for the answers, but I'm still hoping for more ideas.
  • Suzy Myers Suzy Myers on Jul 29, 2013
    A dark navy blue would look nice!
  • Gail Salminen Gail Salminen on Jul 29, 2013
    @Sharon Crady we had neighbours that had a yellowy/gold brick on their house and they went with a brownish/red - it looked very striking. You would have to be careful on the tone you pick. I would suggest bringing home colour chips before buying. When I am hunting for a colour to go with another specific colour, I will pick a colour chip in the store to help me choose the other colours. Do update us on your choice and an pic. thanks for posting :)
  • Sharon what is your favorite color? That is where I would start. Gold can be a very neutral color and you could work with a lot of different colors. Since you have to feel "joy" when you drive up to your home, I would start with fave colors and work from there. I would not paint the garage door the same color as the front door and maybe even paint it to match the siding to camouflage it. I think you could get away with just about any color and paint the front door a contrasting color as the shutters to bring the focus to the door (ie if you were to leave shutters black paint front door a vibrant red, blue, or even burnt orange).
  • Vickie Lanham Vickie Lanham on Jul 29, 2013
    What about a colonial blue, or a dark green.
  • Kimberly Barney Kimberly Barney on Jul 29, 2013
    I see where gold with black could make you feel like your home is representing a sporting team. As Ms. Fuller stated gold can be a neutral. I don't think you would have to paint the shutters the same color as the door either. You could go with brown shutters and a brighter color for the door like cranberry. You could also brighten the home by painting the deck.
  • Betty Betty on Jul 29, 2013
    It is recommended that you have at least 3 color up to 5 colors on the exterior of your home. I wld leave the shutters the way they are and add a burnt orange almost a nutmeg color to the house. maybe stain the deck add the nutmeg color to the white wall by the garage add some baskets under the window with orange flowers.
  • Chicken Milk Chicken Milk on Jul 29, 2013
    A really dark grey/green would be very pretty. It would give your home a craftsman look. Or you could go with white shutters and a red door. Landscaping can really change the whole look, as well.
  • Don Goldwyn Don Goldwyn on Jul 30, 2013
    Pick warm tones. Since gold is a warm color, you need something that will match the undertones and blend well. The paint supply store has cards that you can hold up to each other so you can have an idea of what goes well.Personally I would prefer Red,Maroon or Burgundy. Good luck whatever you choose I am sure it will look Gr8. PS. Try pouring Vinegar on your weeds in the driveway it will get rid of them "Cheaply"
  • Lori J Lori J on Jul 30, 2013
    A rich,warm brown--leaning towards redwood.
  • Gloria Duy Gloria Duy on Jul 30, 2013
    I disagree with all the brown, green comments. The gold is neutral but kind of drab looking, that's why you don't like the black. You need to add all bright, fresh colors. I would paint all of the shutters and all of the upper railings of the deck bright white. That would make it look fresh. I would leave the floor and lower portions of the deck gold. I would have a lighter shade of gold mixed, something half way between gold and white and do the garage door and trim. I would add window boxes to the windows above the garage door, painted in a bright, fresh accent color, anything you like such as pale aqua, sage green, etc. Then I would paint furniture for the deck in the same color so it is spread accross the front. Then add some bright red floweres, and if you wanted to be bold paint the front door the same color. Carry every color you use accross the house.
  • TJ TJ on Jul 30, 2013
    well here's my 2 cents worth - I agree with you, I don't like the black shutters, I think it makes them too stark and, with the white window trim, they look disproportionately small. I can't tell from your pic what shade of gold your house is but I have used gold color in several places and have found that a complimentary color combo depends heavily on what shades are in your gold and whether you want your doors, shutters and deck to blend in or stand out.. On a color wheel, the more yellow your gold is, the more the compliment goes to shades of purple. I would change the color of the garage door to a shade closer to the house to make it disappear. In the end, go with what makes you feel good. good luck.
  • Sharon Crady Sharon Crady on Jul 31, 2013
    I like some of the colors that have been suggested, but I'm not a brown & red person and I want to leave the deck as it is, no paint or stain and I need some lattice under the steps, TJ, I like your idea of painting the garage door the same color as house, it wouldn't stand out like a sore thumb and I'm also considering the country blue color and thank you everyone for your ideas, much help !!!!
  • Sharon Crady Sharon Crady on Jul 31, 2013
    Thought I'd let you know why I don't like the black & gold together, is they're Purdue's colors and even though I used to live only 25 mins. away from where it is, I didn't care for it ( but that was 2 1/2 yrs. ago ) I was a IU girl, thanks again !!
  • Sharon Crady Sharon Crady on Aug 04, 2013
    Thank you all for your ideas, I think I have got my idea of what I'm going to do, but when your retired your income is limited to when it will actually get done, appreciate your help !!!
  • Barb Barb on Jul 06, 2014
    I think a red tone not to bright maybe a brick if not more of an eggplant
  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Jul 06, 2014
    Gold and black is sophisticated. I'd paint the garage door black to help ground the house and balance the heaviness of the deck. I'd paint the railings and horizontal pieces on the deck to help tie it to the trim and garage door. You could paint the front door a dif colour for interest.