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Black Shutters: When & Why They Work

Black shutters have been around for centuries. In the mid-1800s, dark paint colors on shutters were common for both Gothic Revival and Italianate-style homes. Dark shutters matched the color of the sash creating a cohesive look for open windows. By the 20th century, many homes displayed black shutters against brick facades to provide contrast. Today, ...

12 Best Exterior Window Shutter Colors

Deciding on new window shutter colors is one of those choices that can seem simple in the moment. However, shutters have the power to greatly impact your home’s entire exterior design. For one thing, certain colors lend themselves to different design styles. With so many elements to consider when finding the right fit, the choice ...

7 Shutter Styles That Work on (Almost) Any Home

Shutters are a pretty hot topic around here at brick&batten. Just to sum it up, we are big fans of shutters when they are done right. But in all honesty, some homes look better without shutters, and a poor shutter choice can make a home look like an eye sore. While getting personalized design advice ...

Front Door and Shutter Color Combos That Just Work

Let’s talk color. Of course, we all have our favorites and therefore or own biases. Before we could even do simple math, we were encouraged to name our favorite color. And some of us have engrained it into our identity, filling our homes and wardrobes with all things teal, red, or purple. But when it ...

Everything You Need to Know About Shutters

Are you thinking shutters? Be sure you have everything you need to know about shutters before making a decision that could make or break your home’s appearance from the street. Generally, I think people can look at their home (or neighbor’s home) and know something isn’t quite right.  You may not know what it is, ...

2019 Home Exterior Color Palettes to Love

Our 2019 home exterior color palettes to love: 2019 has proved to be a year of exciting color palettes which focus on darker shades, blues, and varying whites.  We’ve put together a few of our tried and true paint combinations to share with you. Stop searching through paint samples and picking up those annoying chips ...

12 Tips for Home Exterior Design in 2019

12 Tips for Home Exterior Design in 2019 We have cultivated some projects and come up with 12 tips to help with your house exterior design.  A beautiful house exterior is just as important, if not more important, than a beautiful interior.  Maybe it’s time to show your house some love with simple changes that ...

House Exterior Fails and Fixes

Have you fallen victim to these simple house exterior fails?  Maybe it’s too much House Beautiful or wine with the neighbor… Whatever the reason, you’re smarter than that!  Take a step back.  Evaluate.  And let’s get to work on fixing these house fails with simple changes.   House Fail #1: If it doesn’t fit, don’t wear ...

6 Simple Solutions for Small Exterior Windows

6 Simple Solutions for Small Exterior Windows Small exterior windows can be a thing… one that’s tricky to deal with.  The windows look fine from the inside; however on the outside they appear way too small.  We have come up with 6 simple solutions for small exterior windows. Luckily, this is a fixable problem without ...