What color should I paint my shutters and door?

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Anonymous asked 10 years ago

I have recently had a new charcoal black roof put on. I need to paint the shutters and the front door. Should the shutters, door, and roof be the same color? I was considering a deep red for my door, but wondered if the shutters should be the same black as the roof. Thanks for the help!

2 Answers
Anonymous answered.

I think there are a couple of ways to go here. I'm not sure I'd go with red for the door — a red door is a lovely effect, but against red brick, it wouldn't stand out terribly well. I do like the sense of contrast here, though (the dark shutters against the white siding, and the white door against the dark brick). Perhaps more of a charcoal color on the shutters, and the off-white of the siding on the door? Or for a more unusual color choice — how about a dark blue on the shutters (like Benjamin Moore Evening Sky) and a pale green on the door (like Benjamin Moore Apple Blossom)?

Anonymous answered.

I would paint the shutters a different color than the roof. Possibly a nice shiny black? The front door would look nice painted red, however make sure it compliments the tones in the bricks.