ISSUE 11  |  Emerald Isle

Palette & Paints: 10 Paint Picks for the Perfect Green Shutters

March 20, 2015 1:30 PM

BY Meredith Swinehart

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Bold green shutters against a neutral-colored house is a look that has stood the test of time. The combination varies widely, so we sourced ten of our favorites. If you’re considering the color combo on your own home (and you should), here’s where to start: 

Swatch photographs by Meredith Swinehart.

Above: Benjamin Moore’s Lafayette Green is a close approximation of the window frames and shutter doors in this tropically themed house. Photograph courtesy of Bellan and a Blog.

Above: Farrow & Ball calls Green Smoke “an uncertain green/blue/gray color” and notes that it was popular in the latter half of the 19th century. We like it as a match for the color of these aging green shutters. Photograph courtesy of BlokkStox.

Above: We suggest Ace Paints in Easy Green to recreate the look of the green shutters on Blackwell’s bookstore in Oxford. Photograph courtesy of Anna Espinal-Rae.

Above: The olive green shutter and demi-johns in this image make for the perfect French vignette. We suggest Pratt & Lambert‘s Olive Shadow to recreate the look. Photograph courtesy of Un Coeur en Provence.

Above: Ace Paints‘ apropriately named Shutter Green is our pick for these dark green shutters against a white colonial. Photograph courtesy of Brooke Ryan.

Above: For the shutters on this Santa Barbara house by architect Marc Appleton, try Sherwin-Williams‘ Yew Hedge. The color has been discontinued but can still be mixed on request. Photograph courtesy of Architectural Digest.

Above: These full-height shutter doors in the French Quarter of New Orleans are painted in a hue similar to Benjamin Moore’s Cedar Path. Photograph courtesy of Tara Bradford.

Above: For the paler green shutters on this Mediterranean facade, try Benjamin Moore’s Central Park. Photograph courtesy of The French Tangerine.

Above: Pratt & Lambert Clover could approximate these shutters in Monbazillac, in the Aquitaine region of France. Photograph courtesy of Mufidah Kassalias.

Above: We like Farrow & Ball’s Arsenic to mimic the tropical green shutters on this cottage at Carillon Beach on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Photograph courtesy of Southern Hospitality.

Looking for more exterior paint inspiration? See our posts on the best exterior paints in Red; Green; Black; Gray; and White.