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Why White Shutters are the Premiere Shutter Color in Honolulu

February 20, 2017
Color, material, and style. Those are the three essential factors that determine how well a window treatment will look in your home. Though various materials and styles of plantation shutters are common, the most frequently-seen shutter color is overwhelmingly white.

So why is white the most common shutter color? Let’s dive into a few of the reasons why white shutters have been a Honolulu window staple for so many years.

White Shutters Are Timeless

Top quality shutters like Polywood® plantation shutters are built to last decades, which makes white a fantastic color choice. That’s because white furnishings are timeless, and are never out of style. Regardless of what new trends in color pop up over the years, white will always go with them. And whether a house has intricate or basic decor, the classic look and straight design of white plantation shutters fit in seamlessly.

Honolulu foyer plantation shutters 

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

White Shutters Are Energy Efficient

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

Honolulu family room white shutters

So what difference does color make? You may already be aware that lighter colors tend to reflect heat, and that darker colors absorb it. That means that a white shutter won’t be a vector through which heat enters 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’ve learned how much heat it can accumulate. The darker the color of your shutter, the more heat it will absorb and pass through into the room.

White Shutters Offer Design Freedom

Your Honolulu home is a reflection of yourself, so being able to fully express your creativity through your home design is important. 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. Which means it won’t complicate a color pattern, so you aren’t forced into a certain palette in any space in your home.

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

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

There are several reasons why white is the most popular shutter color, and we’ve only talked about a few of them here. To find out more about the benefits of white shutters, call Sunburst Shutters Honolulu at 808-797-2004 today or fill out the form below to set up a no-hassle in-home window design consultation.
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