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Old 08-04-2010, 01:24 PM
 
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Default Coordinating exterior colors

I recently purchased a home. the roof is 'weathered gray' but from the street it looks brown. The siding is white and the garage door is white. The outside entry door is a hollyberry red.

I have 4 windows in front and the roof is very prominent from the street. Does anyone have any suggestions for the color to paint the shutters?
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Seaford, Delaware
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There are computer programs with most major paint companies to experiment with colors and mixes. Go to one of those sites and using a type of house model that is close to yours, play with colors and see what combinations you like.
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:59 PM
 
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It sounds like you have a very traditional house. Is all the trim also white? If so, unless you are willing to paint the siding or trim you might want to stick with black shutters. The hollyberry red to match the front door is likely too bright for all that white.

Here is an interactive link for shutter color design:
http://www.timberlaneshutters.com/popup/shutterdesigner.html (broken link)
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:44 AM
 
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Your home sounds like a blank canvas. You have tons of options! Do you want the red door to remain the focal point of the home? If so, a deep graphite color might look really good on the shutters. If you wanted to make a new focal point you could use a brighter color and maybe repeat it somewhere else on the home - maybe a gable or eave if you have one.
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