New Year, New Window Styles & Hartford Design Trends

Holly Perron

This time of year is the perfect time to revamp your interior fashion and window treatments with the new styles of 2017. Whether it’s painting your living room, buying new window treatments or changing out accessories, we have the scoop on what’s hot in 2017 for home design and window treatment trends in Hartford.

Dusky Colors & Pastels

Both pastels and duskier colors are seeing more use while clear, bright colors are trending downward. Shades of cooler colors like blues and grays are extremely popular in addition to muted hues of pink, blue, and yellow. Many shades on the palette are suggestive of nature from sky blue to Pantone’s color of the year, “Greenery.”. Neutral tones are still found throughout the color palette with whites, grays and darker browns giving balance to other tones.

Soft green wall in Hartford kitchen with shutters.

The simplest method to add a spark to the color in your house might be to paint some of your walls a neutral color and add in pops of colors through feature walls, accessories, and small furnishings. Then it’s a cinch to use the latest colors in your home today and change the little things out when color trends adapt down the road. For further 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 blend in easily with any style or color palette and won’t need to be changed when you switch room colors down the line.

Natural Textures

Natural textures continue to be popular in 2017. Fibers in vogue include weaved material in rugs or baskets, rustic wood, and twine. We’re seeing these textures showing up in new places such as on headboards, furniture, and conversation pieces. Think of how you can incorporate what you already own and add texture to it like wrapping a frame in twine or making an interest piece out of old wood.

Hartford bedroom with repurposed wood shutters.

Incorporating texture into your house through window treatments add another degree of interest to your décor. Reclaimed wood shutters are made from historic, knotted wood that was once part of fences or buildings. The wood has unique twists and knots that bring an intrinsic quality to your home. Other window treatments that bring texture into your home include Ovation® wood shutters or natural woven shades.


Accessories and hardware that incorporate multiple metals are showing up across Hartford. Gold, nickel, and brass are especially stylish currently. You can add metals to your décor by finding industrial, homespun, and older pieces such as stools, chairs, or lamps that are built from metals. Also, don’t shy away from using nickel or brass in your sinks or hardware for a more contemporary aesthetic.

Quaker style barn door in Hartford kitchen.

Sliding barn doors and barn door shutters are a charming way to bring in some metals and add an industrial or rustic look to your room. Barn doors are constructed from solid wood and are available in a wide array of hardware such as wheels, sliding tracks, and pull handles that are made of steel.

Learn More About The Hottest Window Treatment Fashions

If you need a new look for your home, start with your window treatments. Call Sunburst Shutters Hartford at 860-266-5459 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home design consultation and find the perfect window treatments for your individual house, style, and budget.