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Why White Shutters are the Top Shutter Color in Minneapolis

February 20, 2017
Material, color, and style. Those are the three essential factors that determine how a window treatment will look in a home. But while different materials and styles of plantation shutters are common, the most common shutter color is easily white.

But why is white the best-selling color for shutters? Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why white shutters have been a Minneapolis window mainstay for such a long time.

White Shutters Are Timeless

High-quality shutters like Polywood® plantation shutters are built to last decades, which makes white a perfect color option. Why? Because white furnishings are timeless, and will never be out of style. No matter what new color trends appear over time, white will always match them. And whether a house has intricate or basic decor, the classic look and crisp design of white plantation shutters fit in without a hitch.

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Want proof? Simply take a look at how many different styles of houses use white plantation shutters. Craftsman style, mid-century modern, ranch, Cape Cod, and many other styles of home all frequently use white shutters in their design. It’s easy to see that white shutters span a period of several decades.

White Shutters Improve Energy Efficiency

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

Minneapolis family room white shutters

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

White Shutters Give You Design Freedom

Your Minneapolis home is an extension of your own personality, so the ability to fully express your creativity through your home design is important. Almost no window treatments offer the same design freedom that white plantation shutters do. Here’s why.

  • White is one of the best complementary neutral colors. Which means it doesn’t complicate a color scheme, so you aren’t cornered into a specific palette in your room.

  • White shutters let you break “the rules.” You might have heard the advice to always match your window treatments to the window trim, but with white shutters that’s not always necessary. Because white complements every other color, they can seamlessly fit alongside non-white trim.

  • If you want to pair different window treatments, white plantation shutters offer a great contrast to different colors of drapes, curtains, and similar fabric window coverings.

There are several reasons why white is the most popular shutter color, and we’ve only covered a few of them here. To learn more about the benefits of white shutters, call Sunburst Shutters Minneapolis at 952-856-8130 today or fill out the form below to set up a no-hassle in-home window design consultation.