Adding hurricane shutters to your home is a great way to protect it against hurricanes. But you don’t have to make your white home ugly in order to protect it. Hurricane shutters come in a wide range of styles and colors. All those options give you design choices. For instance, you can pick a style and color to minimize the appearance of the shutters’ on your home. Or instead of minimizing them you can use shutters to boost the appearance of your home. For one you can pick a decorative hurricane shutter, such as rolling or Bahama Shutters. In addition, you can pick a color that goes well with your color scheme or adds contrast.
White has become one of the most popular paint colors for homes in Southwest Florida. So we get asked a lot what is the best color hurricane shutters to pick for a white house?
White is an amazing color because it goes with almost anything! So really, the best color shutters for your white house is the color you like the most.
But we assume you are reading this because you need some guidance and/or inspiration. So we are here to help. In this article we provide some ideas and inspiration in order to give you a starting point to pick the perfect color shutters for your white house.
General Recommendations For White Colored Homes
The good news is that white is an extremely easy color to work with.
According to Colors Explained, “white can go with any color on the color wheel not only because it is considered a neutral color but because it reflects all wavelengths of light.”
All this means you have the luxury to pick any color hurricane shutters you want. The restriction will come down to what colors your hurricane shutter company can provide.
Assuming you can customize your shutter colors then you have a lot of design freedom. And the color you select will depend on what your design goals are.
You can go one of two paths:
- Pick a shutter color to minimize their appearance on your home
- Pick a shutter color to add contrast or a pop of color to your home
If you want to minimize the appearance of your shutters then you can pick a shutter color that blends in with your home’s white exterior. For instance, you could go with white shutters to match or ivory shutters for a slight difference in color.
Or you can pick a shutter color that purposefully stands out. This could mean picking a color to match your home’s color scheme, such as your trim color. Or you can use your shutters to act as an accent color. In other words, your shutter color can add a pop of color to your white paint.
Below we explore some different color shutters that will work with your white home.
Hurricane Shutter Color Options for a White House
There are lots of options when it comes to home and shutter color combinations. It would take forever to show you every color combination possible. Instead, we try to break the options down into two design goal paths. Most likely, you will fall into one of two design goals for your new shutters. You may either want to:
- Minimize the appearance of the shutters on your home by hiding or blending them in as much as possible
- Use your shutter color to add contrast or an accent color to your home
Pick white, off-white, or ivory shutters to minimize their appearance on your home
Not everyone wants shutters that stand out. You may want or need your shutters to blend into your home or be as unnoticeable as possible. This may be the case if, for example, you don’t want to change the color scheme of your home. Alternatively, maybe you aren’t crazy about the shutter style you pick so you want to minimize how visible it is.
You may even be required to minimize the appearance of shutters on your home, condo, townhome. For example, a homeowner’s association (HOA) may have restrictions on shutters in order to maintain the aesthetics of the exterior of the building. In other words, your HOA may not give you a choice. You may be required to have specific types of shutters and colors. You will need to find this out from your condo HOA before ordering.
But regardless, it is pretty easy to minimize your shutters’ appearance on a white home, condo, townhome, etc. The easiest way to do this is to install white or off-white shutters. This will make the shutters blend in with your exterior paint and greatly minimize their appearance.
And the good news is white is a standard color for hurricane shutters. So you can accomplish your goal without any customization. If your home is not pure white you may want to match the color of your shutters exactly. But you will probably be close enough using a stand white or ivory color.
Below you can see some white colored homes with white or off-white shutters that minimize their appearance on the home.
Match your color scheme or add contrast and/or an accent color to your white home
The other option is to pick a color for your hurricane shutters that will either match your home’s color scheme or add an accent color to your home.
Shutters are a great way to add more of a color to your home. For instance, if your white home has beige trim you can install beige shutters. You can do the same with black shutters (a custom color) matching your black trim.
You can also use your shutters to add an accent color that adds a pop of color. For instance, your shutters can be used to add a third (or fourth) color to your home’s color scheme. This is also known as an accent color, or a color that is used for emphasis in a color scheme. According to an article on BobVilla.com, accent colors “can be bold, minimal, or serve as a contrast to the main color.”
You could go classic and classy with a color like black, or you could go bold and colorful with a color like bright yellow.
Use a darker color to add contrast to your white home
Pick a contrasting color to create a color scheme that stands out. White is a neutral color that goes well with mostly anything. So you definitely have some options if you want to create some contrast in your home’s exterior.
You can pick a dark color shutter, such as black, dark grey, or dark navy blue. Colors such as these will help you create contrast with your white home. Or if your home has these colors for your trim they will help bring more of the color into the exterior of your home. For example, adding black shutters to a home with black trim will help keep the color scheme consistent while further breaking up the white exterior. The same is true with colors such as grey, navy blue, etc.
Use a bold color to add an accent to your white home
You can also use your shutters to add an accent color to your home. As we mentioned above, an accent color is one that serves as a contrast to the main color or colors of the home’s exterior. Picking a color that is different from your existing color scheme can further enhance your home’s appearance. You can be conservative or go bold and colorful, with something like bright yellow, pink, aqua blue, etc. These will all be custom colors, but they can add a lot of character to your home and help it stand out.
Check out some inspiration of white homes with contrasting shutters below.
Need help picking the perfect color hurricane shutters?
Still undecided? That is easy to understand. You want to make sure you pick the perfect color shutters to go with your home. The team at Eurex Shutters can help you pick the perfect hurricane shutters and the perfect color.