Why White Shutters are the Most Common Shutter Color in Denver

Gary Harding

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Color, style, and material–those are the three primary factors that determine how well a new window treatment will look in a home. Though various styles and materials of plantation shutters are common, the most common shutter color is easily white.

But why is white the best-selling color for plantation shutters? Let’s dive into some of the reasons why white shutters have been a Denver window mainstay for decades.

White Shutters Are Timeless

Top quality shutters such as Polywood® plantation shutters are designed to last years and years, which makes white a perfect color option. That’s because white furnishings are timeless, and are never out of style. No matter what new color trends pop up over the years, white will always go with them. And whether your house has intricate or very basic style, the timeless look and clean design of white plantation shutters fit in seamlessly.

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Still need proof? Just take a look at the different styles of houses that can use white plantation shutters. Tudor style, modern, Mediterranean, Cape Cod, and many other styles of home all frequently feature white shutters in their design. It’s plain to see that white shutters span several years.

White Shutters Are Energy Efficient

One of the best perks of plantation shutters is their unrivaled energy efficiency. Polywood shutters are able to block up to 30˚ of heat that moves through your window, and there’s no better energy-blocking window treatment available in Denver.

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So what difference does color make? You might already be aware that lighter shades tend to reflect heat, and that darker colors absorb it. That means that a white shutter won’t let heat easily pass into your home, unlike a dark color. If you’ve ever stepped out onto a faux-wood deck that’s been baking in the sun, you’re aware of how much heat it can accumulate. The darker the shutter color, the more heat it will take in and pass through into your home.

White Shutters Offer The Most Freedom to Design

Your Denver 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 give you the same creative freedom that white plantation shutters do. Here’s why.

  • White is one of the best complementary neutral colors. Which means it won’t complicate a color pattern, so you won’t be cornered into a specific palette in your space.

  • White shutters let you skirt “the rules.” You might 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 easily 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 similar fabric window treatments.

There are several reasons why white plantation shutters are the most common, and we’ve only looked at a small number of them here. To find out more about the benefits of white shutters, call Sunburst Shutters Denver at 720-538-0182 today or fill out the form below to set up a free in-home window design consultation.