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Why White Shutters are the Premiere Shutter Color in Hartford

February 20, 2017
Color, material, and style–those are the three essential factors that determine how a window treatment will look in a home. But while different styles and materials of plantation shutters are common, the most frequently-seen shutter color is easily white.

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

White Shutters Are Timeless

High-quality shutters like Polywood® plantation shutters are constructed to last years and years, which makes white a perfect color option. Why? Because white furnishings are timeless, and always in style. No matter what new color trends pop up over the years, white will always complement them. And whether your house has intricate or very basic design, the timeless look and crisp design of white plantation shutters fit in without a hitch.

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Need proof? Just take a look at how many different styles of houses can use white plantation shutters. Tudor style, mid-century modern, Mediterranean, Cape Cod, and several other styles of home all frequently feature white shutters in their design. You can easily see that white shutters span generations.

White Shutters Are Energy Efficient

One of the best perks of plantation shutters is their best in class energy efficiency. Polywood shutters have the ability to block up to 30 of heat moving through your window, and there’s no better energy-blocking window treatment available in America.

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So what difference does color make? You might already be aware that lighter shades tend to reflect heat, while darker colors absorb it. That means that a white shutter won’t be a vector through which heat enters your house, unlike a dark color. If you’ve ever stepped barefoot onto a faux-wood deck that’s been in the summer sun, you’ve learned how hot the material can get. The darker the color of your shutter, the more energy it will absorb and pass through into your home.

White Shutters Offer Design Freedom

Your Hartford home is an extension of yourself, so being able to fully express yourself through your home design is important. Not many window treatments offer the same creative freedom that white plantation shutters do. Here’s why.

  • White is one of the most versatile neutral colors. Which means it doesn’t complicate a color scheme, so you aren’t cornered into a specific palette in any space in your home.

  • White shutters let you break “the rules.” You may have heard the advice to exactly match your window treatments to the window trim, but with white shutters that’s not always necessary. Because white shutters are so complementary, they can seamlessly fit alongside non-white trim.

  • If you need to pair different window treatments, white plantation shutters offer a great contrast to different colors of curtains, drapes, and similar fabric window coverings.

There are many reasons why white is the most popular shutter color, and we’ve only covered a small number of them here. To find out more about the benefits of white shutters, call Sunburst Shutters Connecticut at 860-266-5459 today or fill out the form below to schedule an in-home window design consultation.