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Why White Shutters are the Premiere Shutter Color in Cincinnati

February 20, 2017
Color, style, and material–those are the three essential qualities that determine how a window treatment will look in your home. But while multiple materials and styles of plantation shutters are common, the most frequently-seen shutter color is overwhelmingly white.

So why is white the most common color for plantation shutters? Let’s dive into a few of the reasons why white shutters have been a Cincinnati window mainstay for such a long time.

White Shutters Are Timeless

Top quality shutters like Polywood® plantation shutters are made to last decades, so white is an ideal color option. That’s because white furnishings are timeless, and are never out of style. Regardless of what new trends in color pop up over time, white will always complement them. And whether a house has very intricate or basic decor, the classic look and crisp design of white plantation shutters fit in perfectly.

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Need proof? Simply take a look at how many different styles of homes make use of white plantation shutters. Craftsman style, modern, ranch, Cape Cod, and most other styles of home all frequently utilize white shutters in their design. It’s plain to see that white shutters span generations.

White Shutters Are Energy Efficient

One of the best perks of plantation shutters is their energy efficiency. Polywood shutters are able to block up to 30 of heat that moves through your window, and there’s no more effective window treatment available in America.

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So why is color important? You may already be aware that lighter shades tend to reflect heat, whereas darker colors tend to absorb it. That means that a white shutter won’t let heat easily pass into your home, unlike a dark color. If you know what it’s like to step out onto a faux-wood deck that’s been baking in the sun, you know 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 house.

White Shutters Offer Design Freedom

Your Cincinnati home is a reflection of yourself, so the ability to fully express your creativity through your home design is vital. Not many window treatments give you the same creative freedom that white plantation shutters do. Here’s why.

  • White is one of the most versatile neutral shades. Which means it won’t complicate a color pattern, so you won’t be pigeon-holed into a certain palette in any space in your home.

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

  • If you need to pair different window treatments, white plantation shutters offer a great contrast to patterned curtains, drapes, and other fabric window coverings.

There are many reasons why white is the most popular shutter color, and we’ve only talked about a fraction of them here. To find out more about the perks of white shutters, call Sunburst Shutters Cincinnati at 513-216-9740 today or use the form below to schedule an in-home window design consultation.