Brick and Shutters. In the past brick and shutter combinations were bound to a fairly limited mix of options that stuck with tradition. Red brick with black shutters, white brick with black shutters or earth tone brick with brown shutters. Lately architects have started using shutters as a way to introduce color to the outside of homes. The popularity of rustic shutters has exploded. All in all picking brick and shutters combinations has become a lot more fun!
It is best to start by understanding the three most common types of shutters and their applications. Once you understand the basics, we will look as some examples of brick and shutters combinations that really make your new home stand out on the block.
Types Of Exterior Shutters
Board and Batten (BnB)
Shutter dogs also called shutter holdbacks are metal details that are mounted to the wall next to the shutter. They are typically “S” shapes and made from iron or stainless steel. Functionally, shutter dogs hold the shutter in place when the shutter is open and then rotate allowing the shutters to close. Not all shutters feature shutters dogs, but they are a way to add a decorative element to the outside of your home. Check out how to Drill Into Brick if you want to see how to hang your own Shutter Dogs.
Fun Brick and Shutter Combinations
French styled architecture have always used shutters to create a focal point from the street. The light blue board and batton shutters really pop off the white wall featuring Oyster Pearl Brick. More pictures from this home can be found here.
This house also used white brick and blue shutters, but the look is completely different than above. The pale aqua board and batton shutters provide just a hint of contract against the overwhelmingly white Villa Chase Brick. Blink and you might miss them. More pictures from this home in progress can be found here.
This is a unique brick and shutter combination. The brick, Tufts House is highly variegated creating a mortar washed appearance. This style of brick can pair with almost any color of shutter, but this Teal Louvered shutter adds a touch of elegance to this stately home.
This home features the creamy tan French Manor brick, which in a vacuum opens the homeowner up to many shutter color options. However the severely pitched roof in the Tudor style is a warming mix of greens and brown. The pistachio color shutters and the brown half-timbering tie the roof and the brick together perfectly.
Check out how to Drill Into Brick if you want to see how to hang your own Shutter Dogs.