White shutters in a bedroom

Why White Shutters are the Premiere Shutter Color in Raleigh

February 20, 2017
Style, material, and color. Those are the three primary qualities that determine how well a window treatment will look in a house. Though different materials and styles of plantation shutters are common, the most frequently-seen shutter color is overwhelmingly white.

So 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 Raleigh window cornerstone for such a long time.

White Shutters Are Timeless

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

Raleigh entryway plantation shutters 

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

White Shutters Maximize Energy Efficiency

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

Raleigh living room white shutters

So what does the color matter? 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 home, 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 the room.

White Shutters Give You Freedom to Design

Your Raleigh home is a reflection of yourself, so the ability to fully express yourself through your home design is important. 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 cornered 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. Since 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 lots of reasons why white plantation shutters are the most popular, and we’ve only covered a fraction of them here. To find out more about the benefits of white shutters, call Sunburst Shutters Raleigh at 919-887-9198 today or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home window design consultation.
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