Style, color, and material. Those are the three primary qualities that determine how a window treatment will look in your house. But while multiple styles and materials of plantation shutters
are common, the most frequently-seen shutter color is overwhelmingly white.
Why is white the most common color for shutters? Let’s take a look at a few of the reasons why white shutters have been a Atlanta window cornerstone for decades.
White Shutters Are Timeless
High-quality shutters like Polywood® plantation shutters are constructed to last decades, so white is a perfect 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 the years, white will always complement them. And whether a home has very intricate or basic style, the timeless look and clean lines of white plantation shutters fit in perfectly.
Want proof? Simply take a look at the different styles of houses that use white plantation shutters. Craftsman style, modern, Mediterranean, Cape Cod, and most other home styles all frequently feature white shutters in their design. You can easily see that white shutters span several decades.
White Shutters Maximize Energy Efficiency
One of the biggest draws of plantation shutters is their unrivaled energy efficiency. Polywood shutters are able to block up to 30 of heat moving through your window, and there isn’t a better energy-blocking window treatment available in Atlanta.
So what part does color play? You may already know 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 travels your house, unlike a dark color. If you’ve ever stepped barefoot onto a faux-wood deck that’s been in the summer sun, you know how hot the material can get. The darker the color of your shutter, the more energy it will absorb and pass through into your home.
White Shutters Give You Design Freedom
Your Atlanta home is a reflection of your own personality, so being able to fully express yourself through your home design is vital. Not many window treatments offer the same design freedom that white plantation shutters do. Here’s why.
White is one of the most versatile neutral colors. Which means it won’t complicate a color pattern, so you won’t be forced into a certain palette in your space.
White shutters let you break “the rules.” You may have been told to always match your window treatments to your trim, but with white shutters that isn’t always necessary. Because white complements every other color, they can perfectly fit alongside non-white trim.
If you want to pair different window treatments, white plantation shutters give a great contrast to patterned curtains, drapes, and other fabric window coverings.
There are lots of reasons why white plantation shutters are the most popular, and we’ve only covered a small number of them here. To learn more about the benefits of white shutters, call Sunburst Shutters Atlanta at 404-962-8517
today or fill out the form below to schedule a no-hassle in-home window design consultation.