Make Me Shutter

Remember the front of our house?  If you missed it, here’s a photo.

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That picture was taken before we got our FAB new front door.  So, it looks a little different, but not much.  Here’s a photo of our front door (with Photoshopped lights)… don’t hate!

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I mentioned in this post that we want to make quite a few more changes to the front of the house, especially the front porch.  I already have the lights picked out and figured I needed to move forward with something else!  I asked J.C. if we could paint our shutters in the interim.  He agreed but wasn’t sure what color they should be painted.

Well, wouldn’t you know I know how to fake paint before I do the REAL painting.  I played around in Photoshop and painted the shutters all kinds of colors.  Here goes nothing.  (FYI- this is a rough sketch and the colors aren’t exact but it should give you an idea.  Also, please excuse the random door mat and carpet scrap.  They don’t belong… to me or the space) 🙂

Here are the shutters as is.

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Yellow Shutters

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We wouldn’t go with such a BRIGHT yellow, but I think it would be nice and sunny.  Cheerful!

Navy Shutters

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I think I would like this actually.  Seems dark and moody!  What do you think?

Burnt Orange Shutters

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Not this particular color orange, but I think burnt orange would look nice.  At one time, our old house had a burnt orange hall and front door.  I enjoyed them for a while but grew tired of them later on… so I worry I might tire of this color.  Right now though, I really like it.  The color plays well with the brick.

Mossy Green Shutters

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I like the idea of mossy green shutters because I like mossy green; however, I’m not loving this.  I don’t know what’s throwing me off?!  Maybe I should have gone a little darker… Oh wait, I did try something different.  I showed J.C. all of the options and he wanted me to try a few different greens.  This time I actually went to Sherwin William’s website and picked two different colors.

First up, Svelte Sage Shutters

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This is a little too drab for me.  What do you think?  I like the next one a lot better.

Coastal Plain Shutters

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Aren’t they pretty?!  They are definitely one of my favs.

Light Blue Shutters

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The light blue is very pretty and a nice contrast against the dark brick, don’t you think?

Last but not least…

Dark Gray Shutters

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I’m sure you can tell that this gray has blue undertones.  I REALLY like this one.  I might be my favorite, which is surprising because I was kind of wanting something a little lighter to contrast with the dark brick.

So, since I’m having a hard time choosing, I really need your feedback on this one.  PLEASE comment below and tell us which color shutters we should go with.  Don’t see the color you think we should choose?  That’s okay, just mention it anyways!

 

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Make Me Shutter

  1. I like the sage color! Really pretty! And it lightens it up well! It would look pretty with the flowers and plants that you will fix your front porch and yard up with 🙂

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