Why White Shutters are the Most Popular Shutter Color in Detroit

Steve Hill

Detroit kitchen white shutters

Material, style, and color. Those are the three essential factors that determine how a window treatment will look in your home. Though various styles and materials of plantation shutters are common, the most popular shutter color is white, by far.

So why is white the best-selling color for plantation shutters? Let’s take a look at a few of the reasons why white shutters have been a Detroit window cornerstone for decades.

White Shutters Are Timeless

Top quality shutters such as Polywood® plantation shutters are made to last decades, which makes white an ideal color option. Why? Because white furnishings are timeless, and will never be out of style. No matter what new color trends appear or disappear over the years, white will always match them. And whether a house has intricate or basic furnishings, the timeless look and straight lines of white plantation shutters fit in without a hitch.

Detroit foyer white shutters 

Still need proof? Just look at the different styles of homes that can use white plantation shutters. Craftsman style, modern, ranch, prairie, and most other home styles all frequently utilize white shutters in their design. It’s easy to see that white shutters span generations.

White Shutters Are Energy Efficient

One of the biggest draws of plantation shutters is their unmatched energy efficiency. Polywood shutters are able to block up to 30 of heat flow through your window, and there isn’t a better energy-blocking window treatment available in Detroit.

Detroit family room white shutters

So what does the color matter? You might already be aware that lighter shades reflect heat, while darker colors absorb it. That means that a white shutter won’t let heat easily pass into your house, unlike a dark color. If you know what it’s like to step out onto a faux-wood deck that’s been in the summer sun, you’re aware of how hot the material can get. The darker the shutter color, the more heat it will take in and pass through into your space.

White Shutters Give You The Most Freedom to Design

Your Detroit home is a reflection of yourself, so the ability to fully express your creativity through your home design is important. 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 shades. Which means it doesn’t complicate a color pattern, so you aren’t forced into a specific palette in your space.

  • White shutters let you skirt “the rules.” You may have been told to always match your window treatments to your trim, but with white shutters that’s not always necessary. Since they’re so complementary, they can seamlessly fit alongside non-white trim.

  • If you need to combine window treatments, white plantation shutters provide a great contrast to different colors of curtains, drapes, and similar 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 learn more about the benefits of white shutters, call Sunburst Shutters Detroit at 248-429-9294 today or fill out the form below to set up a free in-home window design consultation.