A cheap and easy way to give the exterior of your home a facelift and create some curb appeal is with shutters. From the old fashioned shutters with decorative iron fixtures on a country cottage that you can open yourself to the plain white and black style on modern suburban homes, shutters make your home stand out. To choose the perfect shutters, you need to select the right style and colour. Here is a guide to help you do just that.
The style of your home plays and the neighbourhood plays a big part in the type of shutters you’ll end up choosing. Do you live in a modern or contemporary house? Do you live in a quaint country cottage with a stone exterior or maybe a Victorian townhouse in London? How you answer will affect the style that suits your home best. Shutters are where you can get creative and choose bold bright colours, bright yellows, pinks and blues.
The Color of Your Home
Here in the UK most homes are neutral colours…we’re a rather conservative lot, but the neutral colours can be complemented with almost any colour. If your home has a variety of colours again you’re able to use almost any colour of shutters. Take a look at your house at different times of the day, the light will be different and you can decide which colour you like best. Take some photographs so you can compare colours when you go shopping or selecting a paint colour.
Plan Around the Home
Are you just putting up new shutters or are you planning on doing more extensive renovations? If you’re just doing a basic paint job on the shutters, then you plan around your existing colour scheme and the type of exterior you have. Use a complimentary colour for a more conservative look or something contrasting if you’re feeling bold.
Determine the Visual Effect
If you have a white house then pick shutters with some colour so they stand out, choose red, green or a bright blue. Houses that are different colours often work well with white shutters and it makes a great visual effect. Compare some paint options and decide how you want the house to look. Play around with styles too, there is more too shutters that the plain ones that you see all over the place. Get some custom finishings for them as you would curtains, be bold and have fun.