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Why White Shutters are the Most Popular Shutter Color in Detroit

February 20, 2017
Style, color, and material. 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 overwhelmingly white.

So why is white the best-selling shutter color? Let’s take a look at a few of the reasons why white shutters have been a Detroit window staple for such a long time.

White Shutters Are Timeless

High-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 pop up over the years, white will always complement them. And whether a house has intricate or basic furnishings, the timeless look and straight lines of white plantation shutters fit in seamlessly.

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 several years.

White Shutters Improve Energy Efficiency

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 anywhere.

Detroit family room white shutters

So what difference does color make? You might already be aware that lighter shades reflect heat, while 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 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 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 shades. Which means it doesn’t complicate a color pattern, so you aren’t cornered 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 white complements every other color, 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 plantation shutters are the most popular, 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 an in-home window design consultation.