Why White Shutters are the Most Popular Shutter Color in Miami02/20/2017David White 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 overwhelmingly white. But why is white the best-selling color for plantation shutters? 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 an ideal color option. Why? Because white furnishings are timeless, and are never out of style. Regardless of what new trends in color appear over the years, white will always match 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 use white plantation shutters. Craftsman style, modern, ranch, Cape Cod, and several other styles of home all frequently use white shutters in their design. It’s obvious that white shutters span several decades. White Shutters Maximize Energy Efficiency One of the biggest draws of plantation shutters is their best in class energy efficiency. Polywood shutters are able to block up to 30 degrees of heat that moves through your window, and there isn’t a more effective window treatment available anywhere. 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 let heat easily pass 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 important. Not many window treatments offer the same design freedom that white plantation shutters do. Here’s why. White is one of the best complementary neutral tones. 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 white complements every other color, they can seamlessly fit alongside non-white trim. If you want to pair different window treatments, white plantation shutters provide a great contrast to colored 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 an in-home window design consultation.