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Why White Shutters are the Premiere Shutter Color in Sacramento

February 20, 2017
Material, color, and style–those are the three primary qualities that determine how well a window treatment will look in a house. But while multiple materials and styles of plantation shutters are common, the most common shutter color is easily white.

Why is white the most popular color for shutters? Let’s dive into a few of the reasons why white shutters have been a Sacramento window mainstay for so many years.

White Shutters Are Timeless

High-quality shutters such as Polywood® plantation shutters are made to last years and years, so white is a great color option. That’s because white furnishings are timeless, and always in style. No matter what new trends in color pop up over time, white will always go with them. And whether a house has very intricate or very basic furnishings, the classic look and crisp lines of white plantation shutters fit in without a hitch.

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Still need proof? Just look at the different styles of homes that make use of white plantation shutters. Tudor style, modern, Mediterranean, Cape Cod, and most other home styles all frequently use white shutters in their design. It’s obvious that white shutters span a period of generations.

White Shutters Are Energy Efficient

One of the premier benefits of plantation shutters is their unmatched energy efficiency. Polywood shutters are able to block up to 30 degrees of temperature that moves through your window, and there’s no better energy-blocking window treatment available in America.

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So what part does color play? You may already know that lighter shades reflect heat, and that darker colors tend to 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 out onto a faux-wood deck that’s been in the summer sun, you’ve learned 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 Offer The Most Freedom to Design

Your Sacramento home is an extension of yourself, so being able to fully express your creativity through your home design is important. Few window treatments give you the same creative freedom that white plantation shutters do. Here’s why.

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

  • White shutters let you skirt “the rules.” You may have heard the advice to always match your window treatments to your trim, but with white shutters that isn’t always necessary. Since white shutters are so complementary, they can easily fit alongside non-white trim.

  • If you need to combine window treatments, white plantation shutters give a great contrast to colored drapes, curtains, and other fabric window coverings.

There are many reasons why white is the most common shutter color, and we’ve only looked at a small number of them here. To find out more about the benefits of white shutters, call Sunburst Shutters Sacramento at 916-665-0078 today or fill out the form below to set up a free in-home window design consultation.