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How to Pick Out Your Shutter Color

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How to Pick Out Your Shutter Color

Choosing the right shutter color is important to ensure your new shutters blend seamlessly with your home. Of course, beyond the right color, you also need to ensure that the paint on your shutters is made to last and withstand the elements. Luckily, with PPG Break-Through! paint, you won’t have to worry about durability — and you’ll have several great paint options to choose from. 

First and foremost, the most important detail to consider when choosing your shutter color is the exterior color of your home. For instance, if you have a dark-colored exterior, you’ll want to look at shutter colors that are at least a few shades lighter than your home’s siding. Likewise, if your home has a light-colored exterior, choose a shutter color that is at least a few shades darker. This contrast will allow your shutters to both stand out and complement the color already showcased on your home.

If your home is more traditional, keep it simple with a white, black or grey shutter. However, if your home is designed to be more contemporary or modern, you may want to consider going bold with a brighter color. A deep red or brighter blue can pop in a pleasant way without being overwhelming.

Beyond the color and style of your home, it’s also important to think about the color of your window trim. Some people prefer to match the window trim to their shutters, while others go for complementary colors.

If you’re still struggling to choose a shutter color, consider going for a walk around your neighborhood and see what color schemes other homes in your area use. Pay close attention to how their exterior color works with their chosen shutter color.  You might just stumble across a color combination that you really like.

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