white houses and black shutters

If you follow me on instagram, you know that I love white houses with black shutters. Maybe they're my soft spot because the house I grew up in had this traditional combo. Whatever it is, I can't get enough of this look. I love the simplicity (how many times do I say that?!); I love that it is a classic. And bonus (!)- this look never goes out of style. Scroll through the images below and I feel certain you'll be on my side of this debate.  

Notice also how this classic combo can be used for many different sizes and shapes of homes. Its a look that can be used in many different ways, and it always has a strong positive effect for the home. My favorite look? White wood (I know its a maintenance pain but it just looks so good), brick chimney, copper gutters, and black shutters. AND if I could choose all the details, i'd also spring for pea gravel motor court and rolling green grass (oh and boxwoods on the front porch..) Swoon.