A great way to give your home a simple update is to paint your shutters, add a new style of shutter or dress up with new updated hardware. (Shutter Dogs) I see homes everyday that have shutter styles that doesn't work well with the architectural style of the home. One of the best ways of making sure the style works for your home is to research the architectural style of your home. Examples, like Georgian, Tudor, Modern, Frank Lloyd Wright, Cottage, English, French and it goes on from there. Sometimes it is about the shape and visual weight of the shutters, bringing balance to the your exterior.    Selecting the color can bring harmony, excitement and makes visitors want to come inside.  One of my favorites is this home in Mountain Brook.  Harmony and Balance! Curb Appeal to the Max!