Style, material, and color. Those are the three essential qualities that determine how well a window treatment will look in a home. Though multiple materials and styles of plantation shutters
are common, the most popular shutter color is white, by far.
But why is white the best-selling shutter color? Let’s take a look at a few of the reasons why white shutters have been a Miami window mainstay for decades.
White Shutters Are Timeless
Top quality shutters like Polywood® plantation shutters are built to last decades, which makes white a fantastic color option. Why? Because white furnishings are timeless, and will never be out of style. Regardless of what new trends in color appear over the years, white will always complement them. And whether your home has very intricate or very basic furnishings, the timeless look and crisp design of white plantation shutters fit in perfectly.
Need proof? Just look at how many different styles of houses make use of white plantation shutters. Craftsman style, modern, ranch, Cape Cod, and several other styles of home all frequently use white shutters in their design. You can easily see that white shutters span generations.
White Shutters Are Energy Efficient
One of the biggest draws of plantation shutters is their energy efficiency. Polywood shutters can block up to 30 degrees of heat that moves through your window, and there isn’t a more effective window treatment available in America.
So what part does color play? You may already know that lighter colors tend to reflect heat, and that darker colors tend to absorb it. That means that a white shutter won’t be a vector through which heat passes into your house, unlike a dark color. If you know what it’s like to step barefoot onto a faux-wood deck that’s been in the summer sun, you’ve learned how much heat it can accumulate. The darker the color of your shutter, the more energy it will take in and pass through into your space.
White Shutters Offer The Most Freedom to Design
Your Miami home is an extension of your own personality, so being able to fully express yourself through your home design is vital. Few window treatments offer the same design freedom that white plantation shutters do. Here’s why.
White is one of the best complementary neutral shades. Which means it won’t complicate a color scheme, so you won’t be cornered into a specific palette in any space in your home.
White shutters let you skirt “the rules.” You may have been told to always match your window treatments to the window trim, but with white shutters that isn’t always necessary. Because they’re so complementary, they can perfectly fit alongside non-white trim.
If you want to pair different window treatments, white plantation shutters provide a great contrast to different colors of curtains, drapes, and other fabric window treatments.
There are several reasons why white plantation shutters are the most common, and we’ve only talked about a small number of them here. To learn more about the perks of white shutters, call Sunburst Shutters Miami at 305-520-7515
today or use the form below to schedule a free in-home window design consultation.