In 2021, home improvements are anything but drab.

If anything, there are “bright” ideas just waiting to be discovered.

Because roller shutters are more than the sleek and safe addition to Perth homes, offering a layer of security as well as temperature control and privacy. With more and more Perth families opting for roller shutters, there’s still one HUGE question that needs to be answered…

What colour roller shutters will look best on your home?

Picking colours for your home is never easy. Whether you’re painting the kitchen or choosing a new set of curtains, finding a colour that you (or your other half) can agree on is half the battle. It’s a mistake to think roller shutters have to be boring, drab or offer function only.

In this article we’ll show you what colour options roller shutters come in, explain how to match your home to the right colour, and provide some simple suggestions if you’re new to roller shutter colour schemes.

What are my roller shutter colour choices?

Roller shutters are available in a wide range of styles and colours, which gives you extreme flexibility to decorate your home’s facade the way you like. When it comes to choosing your favourite colours, there are two roller shutter options for you to choose from:

  • Solid colour
  • Simple pattern

Choosing a solid roller shutter colour will give you a uniform appearance and create a seamless visual across each window and door, think black or white. If you opt for a simple pattern you’ll be able to combine your two favourite colours to add a touch of character to each shutter, like grey and green.

Some of the most common shutter colour choices include: white, cream, beige, black, brown, sand, red and green.

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How to match your roller shutters to your home

If you’re stuck on the fence and can’t pick a roller shutter colour, start by looking at your existing home’s decor and design for clues and inspiration.

You wouldn’t want to install a colour that stands out in stark contrast from your home’s exterior (there is such a thing as attracting attention for the wrong reasons). Instead, your home should offer a seamless aesthetic experience for anyone walking down the street, or for you and your family coming home after a long day in the city or at the beach.

The simplest way to align your new residential roller shutters with your existing home is to check out the colour of your roof, gutters, or window and door trim. When your roller shutters match up with these features you’ll have a complementary colour scheme that keeps intruders out, reduces sound by up to 80% and looks incredible.

Do you plan on selling your home in the future?

If you plan on selling your Perth home down the track, you’ll need to take a future buyer’s preference into account too.

You won’t be able to read their mind and figure out their favourite colour, but you can use your neighbourhood as a reference point. What colour roller shutters do your neighbours have? What colour schemes does your neighborhood tend to favour? What patterns do you notice in your surrounding roofs, exterior walls and accessories?

A future buyer won’t want their dream home to stick out like a sore thumb, so matching your roller shutter colours to the neighborhood can help you increase the value of your Perth home if it comes time to sell down the line. Remember, bright and bold colours might reflect your personality (or match up with your favourite AFL team) but they may also push away buyers, so think ahead before you settle on your final colour.

Bonus roller shutter tips

There’s no right or wrong way to upgrade your home…but there are colour choices that will raise a few eyebrows. To avoid an accidental eye-sore, keep the following tips in mind:

  • Be careful putting bold colours (red, green or purple) on a home with a traditional design
  • When choosing two-tone roller shutters, avoid clashing colours as these will disrupt your home’s aesthetic
  • Avoid choosing colours from the same family when matching your roller shutters with your door and window trim (for example pairing white with beige)
  • If your home colour scheme is dark, consider choosing lighter roller shutters (and vice versa)

Don’t forget to ask this person for their opinion too…

At the end of the day, the most important person’s opinion..is yours.

You’ll be spending a lot of time in your home and looking at your roller shutters. Whether you’re coming back from a day out in Perth, a beach trip to Fremantle, or dinner in Northbridge, your roller shutters are going to be a major part of your home’s look and feel.

With a wide range of colours available, Perth Homeguard has options to suit a bold personality, or a softer home decor. You can mix and match your colours, or go with a classic grey or white.

If you’re still unsure, reach out to the team at Perth Homeguard for expert advice and support. We’ve been manufacturing and installing security screens and shutters for over 30 years, so we know what it takes to pick a colour that looks great and suits your home for years to come.

If you need help deciding on roller shutter colours that suit your home, or if you’re ready to install sleek, cost-effective roller shutters to keep your home safe, contact Perth Homeguard for a Fast FREE Quote today