The color, texture, shape and material of shutters can add such character to a home. Shutters are the special touch that can really make a home pop on the street. The original use of the shutter is still used in some places. They provide privacy, keep the light out, and bring protection from wind or rain but in most places, they are simply an element of design. Are you inspired to add spice to your home with colorful shutters? Are you inspired to add the colonial-American style or the European style to your home? I’m inspired to paint my shutters with a demanding, shiny black!