Why White Is The Best Color for Shutters in Raleigh

Blake Jarman

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Style, material, and color. Those are the three most important qualities that determine how well a window treatment will look in a house. Though various styles and materials of plantation shutters are common, the most frequently-seen shutter color is white, by far.

So 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 Raleigh window cornerstone for such a long time.

White Shutters Are Timeless

High-quality shutters such as Polywood® plantation shutters are built to last years and years, so white is a great color option. Why? Because white furnishings are timeless, and will never be out of style. No matter what new trends in color appear over the years, white will always go with them. And whether a house has very intricate or basic design, the timeless look and clean lines of white plantation shutters fit in without a hitch.

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

White Shutters Increase Energy Efficiency

One of the best perks of plantation shutters is their best in class energy efficiency. Polywood shutters can block up to 30 degrees of heat flow through your window, and there isn’t a better energy-blocking window treatment available anywhere.

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So what difference does color make? You may 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 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’re aware of how hot the material can get. The darker the color of your shutter, the more energy it will take in and pass through into your house.

White Shutters Give You Freedom to Design

Your Raleigh home is a reflection of your own personality, so the ability to fully express your creativity through your home design is vital. Very few window treatments give you the same creative freedom that white plantation shutters do. Here’s why.

  • White is one of the best complementary neutral tones. That means it doesn’t complicate a color pattern, so you aren’t forced into a certain palette in any space in your home.

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

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

There are many reasons why white plantation shutters are the most popular, and we’ve only looked at a fraction of them here. To learn more about the benefits of white shutters, call Sunburst Shutters Raleigh at 919-887-9198 today or fill out the form below to schedule an in-home window design consultation.