White shutters in a bedroom

Why White Shutters are the Premiere Shutter Color in New York City

February 20, 2017
Style, color, and material. Those are the three most important qualities that determine how well a window treatment will look in your house. Though various materials and styles of plantation shutters are common, the most frequently-seen shutter color is white, by far.

Why is white the most popular color for shutters? Let’s take a look at a few of the reasons why white shutters have been a New York City window cornerstone for so many years.

White Shutters Are Timeless

High-quality shutters such as Polywood® plantation shutters are made to last a lifetime, so white is an ideal color option. That’s because white furnishings are timeless, and will never be out of style. No matter what new trends in color pop up over time, white will always match them. And whether a house has very intricate or basic furnishings, the timeless look and clean design of white plantation shutters fit in without a hitch.

New York City foyer plantation shutters 

Want proof? Simply look at how many different styles of homes can use white plantation shutters. Craftsman style, modern, Mediterranean, Cape Cod, and many other styles of home all frequently use white shutters in their design. You can easily see that white shutters span a period of several years.

White Shutters Are Energy Efficient

One of the best perks of plantation shutters is their energy efficiency. Polywood shutters can block up to 30 degrees of heat that moves through your window, and there isn’t a better energy-blocking window treatment available anywhere.

New York City parlor white shutters

So what difference does color make? You might already be aware that lighter shades reflect heat, and that 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’ve ever stepped out onto a faux-wood deck that’s been in the summer sun, you’re aware of how much heat it can accumulate. The darker the color of your shutter, the more energy it will take in and pass through into your house.

White Shutters Offer The Most Design Freedom

Your New York City home is an extension of your own personality, so the ability to fully express your creativity through your home design is essential. Very few window treatments give you the same creative 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 won’t be cornered into a certain palette in your room.

  • White shutters let you break “the rules.” You may have heard the advice to exactly 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 pair different window treatments, white plantation shutters offer a great contrast to colored curtains, drapes, and similar fabric window coverings.

There are lots of reasons why white is the most common shutter color, and we’ve only covered a few of them here. To learn more about the perks of white shutters, call Sunburst Shutters New York at 631-246-3930 today or fill out the form below to schedule a no-hassle in-home window design consultation.
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