Style, material, and color. Those are the three most important factors that determine how well a new window treatment will look in your home. But while different styles and materials of plantation shutters are common, the most popular shutter color is overwhelmingly white.
Why are white shutters the best-selling shutter color? Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why they’ve been a window treatment mainstay for so many years.
White Shutters Are Timeless
High-quality shutters like Polywood® plantation shutters are designed to last a lifetime, which makes white a perfect color choice. That’s because white furnishings are timeless, and always in style. No matter what new color trends appear or disappear over the years, white will always complement them. And whether a home has very intricate or very basic decor, the classic look and crisp lines of white plantation shutters fit in perfectly.
Need proof? Just look at how many different styles of homes make use of white plantation shutters. Craftsman style homes, mid-century modern homes, Mediterranean homes, Cape Cod homes, and several other styles of home all frequently utilize white shutters in their design. You can easily see how white shutters span a period of several decades.
White Shutters Maximize Energy Efficiency
One of the biggest draws of plantation shutters is their unmatched energy efficiency. With their ability to block up to 30 degrees of temperature flow through your window, there isn’t a single more effective window treatment available anywhere.
So what does the color matter? You may already know that lighter colors tend to reflect heat, while darker colors tend to absorb it. That means that white shutters themselves won’t be vectors through which heat passes into your home, whereas a darker window treatment would be. If you’ve ever stepped out onto a faux-wood deck that’s been in the summer sun, you know how much heat it can accumulate. The darker the shutter color, the more heat it will absorb and pass through into the room.
White Shutters Give You The Most Design Freedom
Your home is an extension of your own personality, so the ability to fully express yourself through your home design is essential. Few window treatments give you that same freedom as do white plantation shutters. Let’s take a look at how.
- White is one of the best complementary neutral colors. This means it doesn’t complicate any particular color scheme, so you aren’t pigeonholed into a specific palette in any space in your home.
- White shutters let you break the rules. You may have heard the advice to always match your window treatments to your trim, but with white shutters, that’s not always necessary. Since they’re so complementary, they can seamlessly fit alongside non-white trim.
- If you want to combine window treatments, white plantation shutters provide a great contrast to patterned drapes, curtains, and other fabric window treatments.
There are several reasons why white plantation shutters are the most popular shade, and we’ve only talked about a few of them here. To learn more about the benefits of white shutters, call your local Sunburst Shutters location by calling 877-786-2877 today or use the form below to schedule an in-home window design consultation.