I help clients all over the world, and especially North America, choose the right colours for their home. This means, I’m always looking at houses with or without shutters and giving advice on whether we should keep, add or eliminate them.
The general rule of thumb with shutters is that they primarily belong on windows where they visually look like they can close overtop of the windows (like this example below).
And they definitely belong on this recent clients house (below:
Here (the specific exterior colours will be posted on the Exterior Masterclass Facebook page)
But sometimes, there are exceptions to this rule.
For example, on this house (below) I would remove the shutters.
And here’s a home I posted on the blog in 2020 that had shutters on the first floor. Here I felt they worked on the second floor. See the before pics here.
After (see the before here)
If you’d like my advice on shutters or not for your exterior, take a good photo at a time of day when the sun is not slanting on the house or when it’s not heavily shadowed and your question will have a much higher chance of appearing on the blog 🙂 and email it here. Thanks for your submissions, the post is right here.
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