Shutters are one of the most cost-effective ways to make your home more attractive from the curb. They add that finishing touch to any exterior remodel. And, they also provide huge benefits in hurricane protection and energy efficiency. Once you've decided on the style of shutters you love, it's time to think of what color of shutters will best complement your home.
How to pick shutter colors
There are a few tried-and-true methods to finding the best shutter colors for your home.
The experts at Better Homes & Gardens recommend incorporating two to three colors into the exterior of your home: at least one base color and one accent. If your home's siding will also be the main color, rather than brick, choose an additional complementary color for the trim. Your shutter color should match the accent color you use for doors or decorative trim. Avoid shutter colors that clash with the other colors on your home.
From there, it's time to take a walk. Consider first your home. If you choose lighter colors, it will help a smaller house look larger. Shutters that match the color of your window trim can make smaller windows look larger. Darker colors, on the other hand, will bring attention to certain features.
Next, walk around your neighborhood. Watch for any houses that catch your eye, especially those that are the same style as your home. These can be a great inspiration for your own project. Then, choose colors that complement the houses around you, while respecting the look and feel of your neighborhood.
Finally, once you've decided on a few options, take your color swatches outside. Colors intensify and look brighter in the sun, so always go a few shades lighter than you originally assume.
Most popular shutter colors
The most popular shutter colors that work on any and every home are black and white. Black shutters add elegance to a home. White shutters create a balanced simplicity and freshness.
That being said, you also have multiple other options to choose from. Whether you have a brick house or a purple one, shutters are a great way to add style to your home. You can see all of our shutter colors here or request a custom color if desired.
Shutter colors for brick house
Brick houses look best dressed up in dark colors or earth tones that complement the natural tones in the brick. Black shutters always look great, especially if you already have black accents.
The best shutter colors for brick houses use darker elements to add drama to a home. Typically lighter colors or pastels can look garish, though these can work if you have a lighter brick.
Shutter colors for white house
Especially in New Orleans, you have a wide variety of options if you're looking for shutters for a white home. Black or dark colors, like cobalt, can really make the shutters pop and dress up your home's exterior.
Light colored shutters, that are only a few shades darker than the rest of your home, can help create a seamless, classic look.
Or, to match the visually arresting and dynamic presence of New Orleans itself, you can choose a brighter color. Greens and blues are great options. If you're using a bolder color, make sure it's integrated as an accent color through the rest of your home as well.
Shutter colors for beige house
White or black shutters can work very well with a beige home. White shutters, if matched to your window trim, can make a smaller house appear larger. Black shutters can especially pop on larger homes.
Shutter colors for tan house
Shutters on tan homes look best when they match the natural tones of the home. Darker earth-tone colors, like greens or browns, work well. And, as always, white shutters can add an effortless touch of simplicity.
Shutter colors for colorful homes
Finally, if you have a home that's already colorful on its own—whether it's purple, green, or blue—there are a number of shutter colors you can choose from. White, of course, is always a great option especially for lighter-colored homes.
Colors in the same tonal family as your home, whether a few shades darker or lighter, are also a great option.
What does your dream home look like? Call LAS today for a free estimate on how you can get there. Before installation, our professionals will work closely with you to find the best shutter color for your home.