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New Window Styles and Design Trends for 2017 in Hartford

January 11, 2017

The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to revitalize your home design and window treatments with the hottest styles of 2017. From painting your living room, to buying new window treatments or changing out furniture, we have tips on what’s hot this year for home fashion and window treatment trends in Hartford.

Dusky Tones & Pastels

Both pastels and duskier hues are seeing more use while clear, bright colors are trending downward. Shades of gray, blue and green are very popular in addition to muted hues of pink, blue, and yellow. Many colors on the palette are suggestive of nature from sky blue to Pantone’s color of the year, “Greenery.”. Neutrals are still found throughout the color spectrum with whites, grays and darker beiges balancing out the other tones.

Soft green wall in Hartford kitchen with shutters.

Painting most of your walls in a neutral shade and then adding in flashes of color with feature walls, accessories, and small furnishings might be one of the simplest methods to add a spark to the color in your home. Then it’s easy to have the latest colors in your interior design now and change the little things out when color trends vary after some time. For additional color inspiration, take a look at Behr’s colors trends for 201

When assessing new window coverings, choose those in neutral colors like Polywood® plantation shutters in white or a wood-like stain. These will go beautifully with any style or color scheme and won’t need to be changed when you switch room colors down the line.


Natural textures aren’t going anywhere this year. Fibers that are hot include weaved material in rugs or baskets, rustic wood, and twine. We’re seeing these textures popping up in new places such as on headboards, furniture, and art work. Think of how you can incorporate what you already own and add texture to it such as wrapping a frame in twine or making artwork from old wood.

Hartford bedroom with recycled wood shutters.

Adding textures to your house through window treatments add another degree of interest to your décor. Reclaimed wood shutters are built using aged, knotted wood that was once part of fences or structures. The wood has unique twists and knots that bring an intrinsic feel to any house. Other window coverings that bring texture into your home include Ovation® wood shutters or shades made of natural woven material.


Furniture, hardware, and accessories that incorporate varying metals are showing up across Hartford. Gold, nickel, and brass are especially popular currently. You can add metals to your décor by adding industrial, rustic, or retro pieces such as stools, chairs, or lamps that are built from metals. Also, don’t be afraid to use nickel or pewter in your sinks or hardware for a more modern aesthetic.

Contemporary style barn door in Hartford kitchen.

Sliding barn doors and barn door shutters are a great way to bring in some metals and add an industrial or homespun style to your space. Barn doors are built of solid wood and are available in a wide array of hardware such as wheels, sliding tracks, and door handles that are made of steel.

Learn More About The Latest Window Treatment Trends

If you’re in the market for a new look for your home, first think about your window treatments. Call Sunburst Shutters Connecticut at 860-266-5459 or fill out the form below to set up a free in-home window consultation and find the perfect window treatments for your individual home, style, and budget.