White shutters in a bedroom

Why White Shutters are the Top Shutter Color in Cleveland

February 20, 2017
Color, style, and material. Those are the three essential factors that determine how a window treatment will look in a house. But while multiple styles and materials of plantation shutters are common, the most common shutter color is overwhelmingly white.

Why is white the most popular shutter color? Let’s dive into a few of the reasons why white shutters have been a Cleveland window mainstay for such a long time.

White Shutters Are Timeless

High-quality shutters such as Polywood® plantation shutters are constructed to last decades, which makes white an ideal color option. That’s because white furnishings are timeless, and are never out of style. Regardless of what new color trends pop up over time, white will always go with them. And whether a house has very intricate or very basic style, the classic look and clean design of white plantation shutters fit in seamlessly.

Cleveland foyer white shutters 

Still need proof? Simply take a look at the different styles of homes that use white plantation shutters. Craftsman style, modern, Mediterranean, prairie, and several other home styles all frequently use white shutters in their design. It’s plain to see that white shutters span several years.

White Shutters Improve Energy Efficiency

One of the best perks of plantation shutters is their best in class energy efficiency. Polywood shutters have the ability to block up to 30 of temperature that moves through your window, and there’s no better energy-blocking window treatment available in Cleveland.

Cleveland living room white shutters

So what does the color matter? You might already be aware that lighter colors tend to reflect heat, while 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’ve ever stepped barefoot onto a faux-wood deck that’s been in the summer sun, you’re aware of how much heat it can accumulate. The darker the shutter color, the more energy it will absorb and pass through into your space.

White Shutters Give You The Most Freedom to Design

Your Cleveland home is an extension of yourself, so the ability to fully express yourself through your home design is essential. Not many window treatments give you the same creative 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 aren’t forced into a specific 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 seamlessly fit alongside non-white trim.

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

There are lots of reasons why white plantation shutters are the most popular, and we’ve only talked about a few of them here. To learn more about the perks of white shutters, call Sunburst Shutters Cleveland at 440-561-6787 today or use the form below to set up a free in-home window design consultation.
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