New shutter color, suggestions?


Planning to change color of shutters and front door next spring. I would enjoy having other opinions on colors. House description: two story farmhouse, large front porch, white siding, light grey stucco on foundation, black lights, and light grey metal roof. Currently have burgundy shutters and door. Close neighbor has green.

Would you suggest dark gray, blue or re-do the burgundy? Or is there another color? What do you think?? Any pictures out there to give me a better idea?

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  • I think a light blue would be pretty. We had a white house where the shutters rotted. We didn't replace them, but painted all the window trim blue. Here's a link:

    • Julie Julie on Oct 17, 2018

      Great idea but our shutters have been in place for 20yrs. When we took one off this past spring to fix some siding you can see where the sun over the yrs had faded the rest of the siding. Great idea but unfortunately it won't work especially on the front of the house where it receives most of the sun. Thank you for the suggestion!

  • Karen Karen on Oct 17, 2018

    Sherwin Williams Crabbie Apple Red

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Oct 17, 2018

    Get paint swatches of what you have now, then get others to put with them and see what excites you. Your base colors are all neutrals so you have a world of colors to choose from.

  • Beth Beth on Oct 17, 2018

    Sherwin Williams and other paint brands have exterior colors put together for you in color schemes that are basically some kinds of "Heritage/Americana," "Tropical/Floridian," "Western/Colorado" -- you get the idea. Drop by and pick up these free brochures and take them home, consider them with your exterior colors. You didn't say where you were located, and that may be a factor to consider, too. Burgundy may be rather heavy in south Georgia, but fit in well in Minnesota, for example. Your gray roof and foundation are perfectly neutral, and your black lights can be taken down and sprayed copper or stainless steel if need be, so don't let them influence you too much. Personally, if I were taking down my shutters to paint, I would change them this time. Just don't choose green; let your neighbor have his own thing.

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    • Beth Beth on Oct 17, 2018

      JCF, you also might look online for HGTV Magazine. They have an article (I think every time) that's called "Curb Appeal" where they show the exterior shots of about a half dozen or so houses around the country and list all the paint colors, flowers, trees, etc. used on each one. It's a great tool, too.

  • Judy H. Judy H. on Oct 17, 2018

    I recently saw a home that sounds much like yours. My husband and I both commented on its curb appeal. The shutters were painted a lovely, but not too bright, teal. We loved that the color was a delightful departure from the same old navy blue, green, black, brick red, gray.... The color was perfectly fitting with the farmhouse style of the home. If you want or need further description of the color, I'm sure I can find a swatch from Sherwin-Williams, Behr, etc. and send you the link.

    • Julie Julie on Oct 18, 2018

      Do so! I'm not into bright colors but in the past many women used it in their kitchens. I remember my great grandmothers! I may like it. TY!