To create a darker, warmer contrast to the bright, all white paint, shiplap wall and matching barn door, a modern light fixture was hung. Designers also chose black hardware for the barn door to help bring the contrast to life.
The natural finish of the front door is paired with black exterior sconces and concrete planters for a stylized and welcoming exterior look. Dark shutters provide a pleasant contrast to the light brick color and white railing.
This family room, painted in Benjamin Moore "super white," features Hunter Douglas plantation shutters, a leather sofa, two white swivel chairs, an industrial coffee table, a tall stone fireplace, and a built-in entertainment center with concealed behind white barn doors.
A home without shutters gives you more flexibility when selecting a front door color. Choosing a blue-based color can be an alternative to dark green, taupe or black, says landscape designer Danna Cain.
Painting the shutters and front door black on this traditional home creates a visual rhythm. The white picket fence and stone columns framing the white gate provide a beautiful frame for this well manicured yard.
This ranch style home features a white stucco exterior paired with brown wooden shutters. Tropical plants trim the walkway, which leads to a brown gate trimmed in black metal. Just beyond the gate is the front door.