Why White Shutters are the Most Common Shutter Color in Hartford

Holly Perron

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Material, style, and color–those are the three essential qualities that determine how well a new window treatment will look in your home. But while various materials and styles of plantation shutters are common, the most common shutter color is easily white.

So why is white the most popular color for plantation shutters? Let’s dive into a few of the reasons why white shutters have been a Hartford window cornerstone for such a long time.

White Shutters Are Timeless

Deluxe shutters such as Polywood® plantation shutters are designed to last years and years, so white is a perfect color option. Why? Because white furnishings are timeless, and always in style. No matter what new color trends pop up over time, white will always match them. And whether a home has very intricate or very basic design, the classic look and clean design of white plantation shutters fit in perfectly.

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Want proof? Simply take a look at the different styles of houses that can use white plantation shutters. Tudor style, modern, ranch, prairie, and most other styles of home all frequently feature white shutters in their design. It’s obvious that white shutters span several decades.

White Shutters Are Energy Efficient

One of the biggest draws of plantation shutters is their unrivaled energy efficiency. Polywood shutters can block up to 30 degrees of temperature moving through your window, and there’s no better energy-blocking window treatment available in Hartford.

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So what does the color matter? You may already be aware that lighter colors reflect heat, whereas darker colors absorb it. That means that a white shutter won’t be a vector through which heat comes in your home, unlike a dark color. If you’ve ever stepped out onto a faux-wood deck that’s been baking in the sun, you’re aware of how hot the material can get. The darker the shutter color, the more heat it will take in and pass through into your home.

White Shutters Offer The Most Freedom to Design

Your Hartford home is a reflection of yourself, so being able to fully express your creativity through your home design is vital. Very few window treatments give you the same design freedom that white plantation shutters do. Here’s why.

  • White is one of the best complementary neutral colors. Which means it won’t complicate a color pattern, so you won’t be cornered into a specific palette in your room.

  • White shutters let you skirt “the rules.” You might have been told to always match your window treatments to your trim, but with white shutters that’s not always necessary. Since white shutters are so complementary, they can perfectly fit alongside non-white trim.

  • If you want to combine window treatments, white plantation shutters offer a great contrast to colored curtains, drapes, and similar fabric window treatments.

There are several reasons why white is the most common shutter color, and we’ve only looked at a small number of them here. To learn more about the perks of white shutters, call Sunburst Shutters Hartford at 860-266-5459 today or fill out the form below to set up a free in-home window design consultation.