Need a good shade of black for shutters and front door.
September 19, 2012 in Design Dilemma
We just re-sided our house and the color is a light gray beige with white trim. We want to paint the shutters (and possibly the front door) black, but I know there are a million shades of black. Any recommendations on shades of black for exterior accents like shutters and door, or am I over-thinking this and should just pick a standard black.

Also - I figured door should be glossy so does that mean shutters should be the same, or flat?

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Mint Design
I suggest a very dark grey or a blue/black. Your door should be high gloss if your home is on the formal side and the shutters a satin or low glass but not flat. Here are 3 photos to give you ideas. Hope this helps! :)
September 19, 2012 at 4:36pm     
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Thanks! This all makes sense and is very helpful. We figured a very dark grey was probably the way to go...any recommendations on actual Benjamin Moore colors for very dark greys that appear black are welcome!
September 19, 2012 at 4:49pm   
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Sounds like a soft gray black would work well with your gray-beige field color. I used a scrap of leftover
Behr premium 'Beluga' on a piece recently that looks like something between Mint Designs two pics - darker than gray, but not intense black with a warm, softened, almost burnished look. Im sure that your BMoore dealer can convert the color mix for you. An intense gloss black may appear more cold.
September 19, 2012 at 5:23pm   
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