Installing exterior shutters on your windows is a simple and effective way to refresh your home’s appearance without spending on a large remodeling project. Selecting the wrong color, however, can greatly reduce your home’s appeal and make it stand out for the wrong reasons. The BlindBroker suggests considering these three factors to help you choose the right shutters:
Your Home’s Architectural Style
Is your home more traditional or contemporary? Some colors work better in a certain style so it’s important to consider your home’s architecture. Traditional-style homes look best with classic white or bold black shutters. Meanwhile, modern homes can handle vibrant shades like red or blue well, giving you more freedom when it comes to color choices.
Your Exterior Palette
Unless you’re planning to completely remodel your home’s exterior, you should choose a shutter color that complements the other exterior elements of your home. This could be anything from existing brick, siding, paint or rock. Look at your home during different times of the day to see how the colors look in different lighting and choose a shutter color that looks good all day long. As an experienced shutter contractor, we can help you choose a shade that’s perfect for your home.
Your Windows’ Trim
Most homeowners choose to paint their shutters the same color as their window trim because of their proximity. This makes the entire window look like a single piece. For added visual interest, however, we recommend selecting a shutter color that complements your window trim instead of matching it. Try to avoid colors that clash, as they can give your home a garish and gaudy look.
You can also turn to our design experts at The BlindBroker for color and material suggestions. Our years of experience in the industry can help you make an informed decision. We also offer quality custom shutters. Call us today at (913) 562-2333 to learn more about our services. We serve Overland Park, KS, and several areas in Missouri including Kansas City.