Friday, June 5, 2009

Shutter Shenanigans

Ok everyone, I need your help again. Our front door was warped so we replaced it. The orignal door was green like everything else. We are going to replace the shutters because they are so faded and the trim around the garage is rotting so that has to go also. So I have the opportunity to change the colors of everything if I want. I just need help figuring out which colors. My hubby likes it all with the green, but I kinda like the red or the red/black combo.

The door can be pretty much any color but black because it bakes in the afternoon sun and I don't want anything too dark. Shutters are limited to stock colors or black, white, blue, dark red, burgundy, or dark green.

Here's our house now: (Please ignore the overgrown bushes, that's on hubby's honey-do list to trim them back. I sooo wish the previous owners hadn't planted these huge bushes that block the windows and overtake the walkway.)


Here it is how it would look with newer, brighter green shutters and door:(The green rectangle to the left of the garage is where our ugly green house numbers are, they are also on the list to be replaced.)


Or red shutters, door, and garage trim(trim is black is this picture, but would match the shutters)


Or black shutters and red door:


In the last two pictures, I also changed the color of the lights on either side of the garage from white to black. I may try to paint them or else they are getting changed out as well.

Here's a few other close up pictures if that helps:




  1. My mom had a dark red door for a while and I really liked it. (I think it's red now.) I think I like the black shutters and red door best.

  2. I like the all red option. : )

  3. Another vote for black shutters and red door. I'd paint the green bits on either side of the door white.

  4. Hmmm. I'll have to think about painting the sidelites white with the red door. Too many options!

  5. I vote black shutters and red door. :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!!

  6. I'm going with your hubby here (sorry). I like the green shutters and door. I would paint the sidelights on either side of the door white.
    The red kinda clashes with the brick...
    You're right, bushes have got to go! Then you could put some smaller ones in and plant some flowers! Gotta have flowers!
    Thanks for visiting my blog too!
    Blessings, Kathi

  7. PS Love that little bench between the bushes! I would love that in my yard!

  8. All red option, hands down.

  9. Well I painted the shutters this weekend so stay tuned for the final reveal of the colors!

  10. I love the black shutters/red door look! The black looks great against your siding color.


I adore comments, thanks for visiting.


Related Posts with Thumbnails