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