Shutter Color Inspiration for Stone and Brick Houses

January 10, 2013 § 6 Comments

One approach to choosing an accent color for your stone or brick home is to let the stone or brickwork dictate the color. How easy is that. The stonework on this house and walkway revealed a whole palette of dusty blue-gray greens from which the shutter paint was then custom-mixed to a perfectly coordinated color.

In the brick example, this Old Town red brick contains a lot more colors than just red. Purple is what pops out and that gorgeous shade was the inspiration for a dark purple shutter color: Ben Moore’s Caponata AF-650. Dark purple shutters are a wonderful option for other homes as well, not just red brick.


Natural wood tones always work for shutters, especially on stone or brick and especially if the shutters are actually wood and not vinyl. Old World wonderful.

When selecting a shutter color, take your color cues from your house. Chances are pretty good that if you have a stone or brick house, you have quite a palette of colors to choose from already.

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§ 6 Responses to Shutter Color Inspiration for Stone and Brick Houses

  • Jane says:

    Hello, we are in the process of remodeling our home using chocolate gray stones on the front exterior of the house and garage. We will be using board and batten for the front porch and the sides and back of the house. The porch will have four 10″ columns, linen in color, and the window trim and garage door will also be painted in linen color as well. Since I am dealing with a lot of gray in the stones, I would like your opinion as to what color I should use to paint the siding and my front door. I am looking for a house color that will bring out the beauty of the stones and also an ascent to the front door. Any suggestions on your expertise would be appreciated, and look forward to hearing from you soon.

    • Barbara Meglis says:

      Hi Jane,

      Have a look at Ben Moore’s Kendall Charcoal for the siding and Richmond Gold for the front door. I think you’ll like them with your rock and trim colors.

      Your Home & Color Coach

  • The beautiful dusty gray green blue and gray stone. Need to purchase stone similar in color and would LOVE the formula of the shutter color this picture has the white overhang.

    • Barbara Meglis says:

      Hi Brenda,

      Sorry for the delay! Wish I had the the formula!! Start in the gray part of the fandeck and work your way into the slightly blue-green shades. Your color will be there. Try a few to be sure.

      Hope that helps.

      Your Home & Color Coach

  • Erica brown says:

    Hi! I desperately need your help with the exterior of our home ! Is there a way I can post a photo for you to help? Thanks so much !

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