New Year, New Window Styles and Honolulu Design Trends

Darren Wong

This time of year is the perfect time to update your interior fashion and window treatments with the new styles of 2017. Whether it’s painting your living room, buying new window coverings or swapping out furnishings, we have tips on what’s in vogue in 2017 for home fashion and window treatment trends in Honolulu.

Dusky Colors & Pastels

Both pastels and duskier tones are seeing more use while clear, vibrant colors are on the wane. Shades of gray, blue and green are extremely popular as are dusty hues of pink, blue, and yellow. Many shades on the spectrum are suggestive of nature from sky blue to Pantone’s color of the year, “Greenery.”. Neutrals are still found throughout the color palette with whites, grays and darker beiges balancing out the other colors.

Pastel green wall in Honolulu kitchen with shutters.

The easiest way to update the color in your home may be to paint most of your walls a neutral tone and add in flashes of colors with feature walls, accessories, and small furnishings. Then it’s a cinch to use the latest colors in your interior design now and change the little things out when color trends vary down the road. For additional color inspiration, check out Behr’s colors trends for 201

When thinking about new window treatments, choose those in neutral colors such as Polywood® plantation shutters in white or a wood-like stain. These will blend in easily with any style or color scheme and can stay in place when you switch room colors down the line.

New Trends in Textures

Natural textures will remain popular this year. Fibers in vogue include woven rugs and baskets, rustic wood, and twine. You’ll see these textures popping up in new places including on headboards, furniture, and art work. Think of how you can incorporate what you already own and add texture to it like wrapping a frame in twine or making artwork out of old wood.

Honolulu bedroom with repurposed wood shutters.

Adding textures to your design through window treatments add another layer of interest to your décor. Reclaimed wood shutters are made from old, natural wood that was once part of doors or structures. The wood has unique twists and knots that bring an intrinsic feel to any home. Additional window treatments that add texture include Ovation® wood shutters or shades made of natural woven material.


Accessories and furnishings that incorporate varying metals are becoming popular across Honolulu. Nickel, wrought iron, and gold are especially stylish now. You can incorporate metals in your décor by finding industrial, rustic, and/or retro pieces such as stools, benches, or light fixtures that are built from metals. Also, don’t hesitate to utilize nickel or pewter in your sinks or cabinetry for a more fashion-forward look.

Quaker style barn door in Honolulu kitchen.

Sliding barn doors and barn door shutters are a great way to incorporate metals and add an industrial or homespun style to your space. Barn doors are built of solid wood and have a variety of hardware to choose from such as rollers, tracks, and pull handles made from different metals.

Let’s Talk More About The Latest Window Treatment Trends

If you’re in the market for a fresh look for your home, start with your window treatments. Call Sunburst Shutters Honolulu at 808-797-2004 or use the form below to set up a complimentary in-home window consultation and find the ideal window treatments for your individual home, style, and budget.