The Best Green Shutters Ever!

Part topiary, part trellis, part English garden, I think these ​are the best green shutters ever. Whoever added them to this charming home in Provincetown, MA is brilliant.

The Best Green Shutters Ever

The vines are well established and upon closer inspection I could see the original once painted green shutters beneath the ivy.

The Best Green Shutters Ever

Each plant was placed with the end design in mind so the vines head straight upward to each shutter. I’m not sure how you would make this work for a two story home but on this single story home I think it is just absolutely brilliant.

The homeowners wisely chose a soft olive green to paint the front door. The color works perfectly with the natural green hues in the ivy without competing or drawing too much attention. If you are a regular reader of this blog you know that comment flies in the face of what I ordinarily recommend because I like the front door to be the focal point of the facade. In this case however I’m giving these homeowners a green thumbs up for their color choice.

​No Green Thumb Required

​If you don't have the gardening prowess or patience to create these ​ivy shutters, you can always go the traditional route of painting your shutters green.

These are a few of my favorite green paint colors for your shutters or front door:

  • Sherwin-Williams Arugula SW 6446
  • Sherwin-Williams Rookwood Shutter Green SW 2809
  • Benjamin Moore Dakota Woods Green 2139-20
  • Benjamin Moore Hidden Falls 714
  • Benjamin Moore Salamander 2050-10
  • Benjamin Moore Miramichi CC-752
  • Behr ​Hummingbird Green MQ6-​48
  • Behr Lakeside Pine PPU-1119​
  • Behr Deep Veridian S400-7

What Do You Think of these Naturally Green Shutters?

​Do you love the way the shutters look on this home as much as we do? Leave a comment to let us know.

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  • Much better look than the one I have up. My pic looked like the house where the crazy person lives, lol…

    • Kate Smith says:

      Haha, yes ivy can really get out of hand if an owner doesn’t keep it neatly trimmed.

  • Julie says:

    I’m trying to figure out how I can do this on my own house- it’s brilliant!

    • Kate Smith says:

      Me, too! I love the way this looks and want to do this on my own home.

  • Very whimsical AND pretty… these folks have sense of humor AND style!

    • Kate Smith says:

      Yes, whimsical is a good word to describe these shutter. As is the reference to Peter Pan. I agree these are very ‘storybook’ cute!

  • Stephen Wade says:

    Makes me think of Peter Pan ? The ivy matches the shingled siding beautifully! Oh, how I miss living up north!

    • Kate Smith says:

      Peter Pan is great imagery for these shutters that look like they came out of a storybook.

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