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Why White Shutters are the Premiere Shutter Color in Washington DC

February 20, 2017
Material, style, and color. Those are the three most important factors that determine how well a new window treatment will look in your home. Though multiple materials and styles of plantation shutters are common, the most common shutter color is overwhelmingly white.

Why is white the best-selling color for plantation shutters? Let’s dive into some of the reasons why white shutters have been a Washington DC window staple for decades.

White Shutters Are Timeless

High-quality shutters like Polywood® plantation shutters are made to last decades, which makes white a fantastic color option. That’s because white furnishings are timeless, and are never out of style. No matter what new trends in color pop up over the years, white will always match them. And whether your home has very intricate or basic decor, the classic look and clean design of white plantation shutters fit in seamlessly.

Washington DC foyer plantation shutters 

Still need proof? Just take a look at how many different styles of houses use white plantation shutters. Tudor style, mid-century modern, ranch, prairie, and most other home styles all frequently utilize white shutters in their design. You can easily see that white shutters span generations.

White Shutters Are Energy Efficient

One of the best perks of plantation shutters is their best in class energy efficiency. Polywood shutters have the ability to block up to 30 of temperature that moves through your window, and there’s no better energy-blocking window treatment available in Washington DC.

Washington DC family room white shutters

So what difference does color make? You may already know that lighter shades reflect heat, while darker colors tend to 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 baking in the sun, you’ve learned how hot the material can get. The darker the color of your shutter, the more heat it will absorb and pass through into the room.

White Shutters Offer The Most Freedom to Design

Your Washington DC home is a reflection of yourself, so being able to fully express yourself through your home design is important. Almost no window treatments offer the same creative 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 aren’t pigeon-holed into a certain 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 shutters are so complementary, they can seamlessly fit with non-white trim.

  • If you need to combine window treatments, white plantation shutters give a great contrast to different colors of curtains, drapes, and similar fabric window coverings.

There are several reasons why white plantation shutters are the most popular, and we’ve only looked at a few of them here. To find out more about the benefits of white shutters, call Sunburst Shutters DC at 240-339-2588 today or use the form below to schedule an in-home window design consultation.