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They spend hours trying to find just the right hue to formulate a unique personalized palette, only to return to black. Everyone knows the expression “ is the new black.” Complete that sentence with any color imaginable; orange, green, red, white, blue, yellow, pink, purple.

Yet a pure black house would feel overbearing and austere, and is rarely done successfully.

For most building applications, black should be limited to small surfaces to accentuate the primary color.

Functional black shutters in a closed position over a window opening can actually work counterproductively by heating the home instead of providing relief from the sun. Application of high quality outdoor grade paint on smooth primed surfaces results in an extended life cycle without the aforementioned symptoms.

Wood and composite shutters can be ordered unfinished, just primed, or fully factory painted. Treatment of a base prime coat is essential to the sealing of fibers and providing an intermediary for best paint adhesion.

Shadows blend with a black finish and hide, or deemphasize, dents or scratches accrued from exposure to natural elements. Black paint helps camouflage dust and dirt that settles on the surface.

Homeowners rarely install windows shutters intending them to be the main attraction. Good exterior design draws the eye from the edges to the front door or entry point.

Modern homes and new construction welcome black shutters that provide contrast, depth, and balance to a structure. Historic homes and farmhouses can be transformed and revitalized with black replacement shutters.

The most prominent combination of house colors is the very iconic white siding with black outdoor shutters.

Houses in the northeast famously install black exterior shutters on brick.

In fact, the use of outdoor black shutters transcends both home style and location. The use of black accents on beige, gray, yellow, and stone houses can complete a cohesive presentation.

Known to some as Charleston Green, this almost black color was created during Reconstruction following the Civil War. According to legend, Charleston residents rejected the black paint provided by Union troops by tinting it with yellow and green. Green shutters in recent years are once again surging as a popular alternative to black. Black shutters are currently and will remain the favored selection by American homeowners and ShutterLand customers. If black still is not your preference, view tips on selecting the most popular exterior shutter colors.

Exterior black shutters installed on a yellow house.
Exterior black shutters installed on a yellow house.
Louvered black shutters installed on exterior windows.
Louvered black shutters installed on exterior windows.
Exterior black shutters on a white house.
Exterior black shutters on a white house.

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