What Color Would You Paint These Shutters?

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This is the front of a house we are closing on in early August.  What color would you paint these shutters?  We are keeping and power washing the siding that you see in the picture as well.

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I love colonials that use historic color palettes. One of my favorites is "Charleston Green" which is almost black. I think that would be an awesome contrast to the yellow siding. Good luck!

Navy Blue

I'd go with traditional Brown or White. I'm boring though.

I really like how that blue looks, but green could work well too. Red might be a bit to McDonalds :). 

I agree with @Karen Margrave.  painting the window trim white would really freshen the look. 

Here's another look - although the shutters appear to be a grey/blue, the article indicates Charleston Green. Either way - classic!  And the white trim makes it pop. 

Also - a great website/app for design inspiration is Houzz.com. Another yellow house sample in the link.  Enjoy!


Black, definitely black. It needs the contrast, black always elevates a look, and black shutters are classic. You can spray a fresh coat of black on the iron railing and add a matching planter on the stoop. Voila! Traditional, crisp, fresh! 

btw: the first comment suggesting a black-green is a good choice. It will "read" as black but have more depth.

I like the " Charleston Green" which is also known as " "Bellemeade Green " in Nashville , TN. I used it in a property and it turned out well .

Anne Wallace

I've used a shade of white called parchment paper from Dunn Edwards.