Many people use earth tones when choosing shutters for a brick ranch home. These one-story homes were designed to blend in with their natural surroundings, reflecting the philosophy of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. For that reason, shutters painted an earthy taupe, cinnamon brown, brick red, or sage reflect the natural surroundings and the natural brick tones of the ranch.
For a traditional look, match the shutter color to the roof color. If the shingles are black or charcoal, paint the shutters black. If the shingles are brown, paint the shutters brown. This traditional approach always looks cohesive and well executed, as if the color scheme was professionally planned.
When ranch homes were cropping up across the United States in the 1950s, these homes' original color schemes reflected the optimism of the era, according to Sherwin-Williams paint company. Americans were feeling prosperous and victorious, so bright, cheery colors were the norm. In keeping with that retro look, Sherwin-Williams recommends ranch accent and trim colors such as Avocado, Stratford Blue and the classic Super White.