Light Siding, Dark Shutters

There’s something timeless about the look of a cream or white home with black shutters. Chalk it up to the fact that historic homes in America had exterior shutters that were painted dark, rich hues like black, for hundreds of years.

Whether your home is Colonial, Georgian, Greek Revival or just feels Americana, light-colored home siding with black shutters is a classic look that’s easy to make your own.

Embrace your home’s roots, pick a light siding ColorPlus® color, such as Arctic White, Cobble Stone or Navajo Beige, and paint your shutters a simple, stylish black for a look that’s downright regal.

Here’s a collection of a few of our favorite black-shuttered beauties in James Hardie® siding and trim:

Classic and Crisp

This traditional home is clad in Artisan® siding in Arctic White with black shutters, a perfect match to the black roof. It’s always important to consider your roof color when selecting your home siding hue and accent colors. The white picket fence complements the siding for a formal yet welcoming appearance.

James Hardie black shutters

Beige meets Black

This home is clad in Artisan siding in Navajo Beige with matching HardieShingle® siding in the gables. The black shutters feel more modern when teamed up with the warmer beige siding than when paired with the classic white siding. The dark gray roof complements the simple black shutters, and the warm beige matches the brick foundation’s color palette.

James Hardie  beige with black shutters

Cobble Stone Close-up

Checking out home siding close-up can be inspiring. This straight edge HardieShingle siding in Cobble Stone has a warm, welcoming vibe while still looking polished and pristine with its black shutters. The clean Arctic White HardieTrim® boards and white columns, along with the potted white carnations and traditional lighting fixtures make this home feel complete.

James Hardie Cobblestone siding and black shutters


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