How to Match Your Siding with Your Shutters

If you’re due for an exterior renovation, whether you’re putting your home on the market or just want to update your living situation, there may be nothing more important than curb appeal. The curb appeal of your home is greatly impacted by the colours you choose for your home exterior. Different colours give off different vibes and can help you create the design you envision.

Matching your siding with your shutters is a key aspect to get right if you want to enhance your curb appeal. Shutters are a great way to add a touch of style to your home. If you feel like there’s something missing from your exterior, the answer could be as simple as adding shutters alongside your windows. Shutters offer sophistication and are a great way to complement your siding.

Check out three steps to match your siding with your shutters!

Step 1: Choose Your Siding Colour

Since siding coats more of your exterior, choosing the right shade is the first and most important step in this process. For a classic look, homeowners generally go with a lighter, neutral colour for their siding, such as beige, white or grey, but it really depends on the look you want. If you want for more of a modern feel, you may choose to go with a shade like black; or if you want more of a lakeside, cabin feel, you could choose a shade of blue. Decide on the mood you want your home to give off and choose your siding colour around that.

Step 2: Decide on Your Style

Now that you’ve chosen your siding colour, it’s time to think about the style you want when incorporating the colour of your shutters. Your shutters will typically be the same colour as your door (although not always), so make sure to keep that in mind. If you want to go for a more traditional exterior look, white or black shutters are often a good bet. If you want a more contemporary vibe, choose something a little bolder like blue or green.

Step 3: Analogous vs. Complementary Colours

The third step is finally choosing your shutter colours and matching them with your siding. There are two different ways to do this. The first is choosing analogous colours. Analogous colour schemes use colours that are next to each other on the colour wheel and create a harmonious and coherent feel. If you chose grey siding, you may opt for white shutters in this case.

Complementary colours, on the other hand, are found opposite each other on the colour wheel. Use complementary colours to add drama and make your home exterior pop. For example, if you chose red siding, you would want to go with a complementary colour like blue for your shutters.

Matching your siding with your shutters pulls your entire exterior together. The key is choosing your style and the look and feel you want to convey. Get in touch with a local Gentek contractor for your exterior renovation needs!