Another mansard roof for you
Amanda Creamer
October 9, 2013 in Design Dilemma
What color would you paint the shutters, trim, and front door of our house? We are stumped with the dark shingles and the light brick. I'm all for painting the door a fun color!
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JudyG Designs
Those shutters do not fit the windows and because of that do nothing for the facade of your home. I would have no shutters and highlight the muntins and window frame in the blue of your front door, which looks great with the brick and grey shingles

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m3459
What iplay10s said. Great example on the pic posted.
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Cancork Floor Inc.
I agree. Faux shutters always look at odds with a facade.
0 Likes   Thanked by Amanda Creamer    October 9, 2013 at 12:39PM
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Maguire
Take down the shutters, the link below may help. Move your downspouts to the corners of the house, and cut down the plant in front of the front door and replace old hedges with low annuals. A slightly darker fabric in the windows would showcase your pretty muntins. Great brick and arches. I'm sorry I went off on a tangent but it's a nice home and could really be a stand out. Have fun with the front door color! http://lindsaydaniel.com/library/dos-and-donts/shutters.html
Some ideas for putting the shutters to better use:
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lefty47
HI -- I think the upper window surrounds should be painted a charcoal or an off black . Remove the shutters for sure on the lower windows and paint the windows the same charcoal and also the surround of the entrance and then a rich red or green or your choice color on the front doors if you don't want the blue anymore . Remove all the foundation plants and the island that is in front of the entrance . Have a walkway in a stone or brick from the front door with low growing side plants . Bring low plantings out further from the foundation,... because the windows come down so low I don't think plants should hide that feature.
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Amanda Creamer
Thank you for all your ideas! Once I started searching for ideas, I realized how unusual it is for there to be shutters on a roof like ours.
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sstarr
I like the lower shutters. When you remove the upper shutters, you will have a smooth blank flat area around the windows. You could have moulding and trim installed to give interest and dimension to these surfaces.
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