Window shutters are one of the few window treatment products that can improve your home’s appearance, especially with the right combination of material, style and color. Here are the factors to consider when choosing the right window shutter colors.
Home Style — The color of the shutter should be appropriate to the home style. Traditional home styles call for classic colors like white or black. Contemporary homes, on the other hand, allow more latitude with bold colors, such as vibrant blue or bright red, and can be used to reinforce other exterior components like the entry door.
Exterior Colors — Your exterior window shutters need to complement your home’s exterior color palette. This means taking stock of the roof, siding and trim colors. Permanent exterior components like brick or stone should also be factored into the equation. When choosing shutter colors, it’s important to consider how they will look during different times of the day. Try to obtain color swatches or samples, place them against a spot where you can see the roof and siding, and try to view them during different times. Using this method can help you narrow down your color choices.
Window Trim Colors — Many homeowners tend to take the safe route by painting the shutters the same color as the window trim. Doing so would be a missed opportunity to add color to your exterior. Consider choosing a color that complements the window trim. Be careful not to choose a color that clashes with the other exterior components; otherwise, it may result in a garish look.
Different Shades — Choosing a different shade of the same color as one of the exterior components can work as well as complementary colors. For instance, if your home has dark blue siding and white window trim, light blue shutters would bridge these two components visually. Conversely, if you have white siding and black and pastel blue window trim, bright blue shutters can add life to your windows.
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