Make This

by Kara Wenman
1/2/2019

Make This

House and Shutter Color Combinations that Shine

by Kara Wenman
1/2/2019

Shutters add polish and a bonus pop of color to a home’s exterior. To find a shutter color that complements your home’s exterior color palette, it’s best to build from your home’s siding and trim color combination.

You can also use our Home Color Tool to help visualize the possibilities for your home’s exterior. Use the tool to find your ideal match by selecting a home style with shutters, and then experimenting with different colors of siding, exterior trim, and shutters.

For more inspiration, take a look at some of our favorite siding and shutter color combinations on real James Hardie homes:

Shutter Colors for White Houses

With white house siding, the sky is the limit when you are choosing shutter colors. Every shade is a match. Go bold with red shutters or black shutters. Or opt for something softer, like powder blue shutters or seafoam green shutters.

Shutter Colors for Gray Houses

A gray house pairs well with shutters in other cool shades—think darker grays or a variety of blues. But gray is considered to be a neutral hue too. If you have a gray house, you have room to play with warm shades, if you like. Try warm red shutter colors and warm beige shutter colors for a more adventurous, contemporary feel.

Shutter Colors for Beige Houses


A beige house looks warm and cozy on its own. Shutter colors in richer reds and earthy browns can make homes with beige or taupe siding appear even more inviting.

Shutter Colors for Blue Houses

When you have blue siding, think of the colors in the sky when choosing shutter colors to match your home. Good options for shutter colors to match a blue house are other shades of watery blue, cloudy grays, or even light sunny yellows. 

Shutter Colors for Green Houses

Dark gray and dark green have something in common: they both have a little black mixed into their colors. For that reason, gray shutters and green homes go together surprisingly well—and add a little edginess to an exterior color palette. If you are looking for something less dramatic for your home, tan shutters are a nature-inspired match for green siding.

Shutter Colors for Red Houses

A red house with beige shutters is a home exterior color combination that has been around for centuries—and it will never go out of style. If you are looking for a shutter color to give your red house a twist, try green. 

If you’re looking for more inspiration, here are popular siding colors matched to six popular home styles. Done with inspiration? Ready to get started? Make your project a little easier with our tips on managing your siding replacement or our guide to building a house.