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Why White Shutters are the Premiere Shutter Color in Gainesville

February 20, 2017
Material, color, and style–those are the three primary qualities that determine how a new window treatment will look in your house. But while multiple styles and materials of plantation shutters are common, the most common shutter color is white, by far.

But 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 Gainesville window cornerstone for so many years.

White Shutters Are Timeless

Deluxe shutters like Polywood® plantation shutters are designed to last a lifetime, which makes white an ideal color choice. That’s because white furnishings are timeless, and will never be out of style. Regardless of what new color trends appear or disappear over the years, white will always complement them. And whether your home has very intricate or basic design, the timeless look and straight lines of white plantation shutters fit in seamlessly.

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Want proof? Just take a look at the different styles of homes that make use of white plantation shutters. Tudor style, modern, ranch, prairie, and many other styles of home 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 premier benefits of plantation shutters is their 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 anywhere.

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So what part does color play? You may already be aware that lighter shades reflect heat, whereas darker colors tend to 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 in the summer sun, you know how much heat it can accumulate. The darker the color of your shutter, the more heat it will absorb and pass through into your home.

White Shutters Give You The Most Freedom to Design

Your Gainesville home is a reflection of yourself, so the ability to fully express yourself through your home design is vital. Very few window treatments give you the same design freedom that white plantation shutters do. Here’s why.

  • White is one of the best complementary neutral shades. Which means it doesn’t complicate a color scheme, so you aren’t forced into a certain palette in your space.

  • White shutters let you skirt “the rules.” You may have heard the advice to always match your window treatments to the window trim, but with white shutters that isn’t always necessary. Because white shutters are so complementary, they can easily fit with non-white trim.

  • If you want to combine window treatments, white plantation shutters provide a great contrast to colored curtains, drapes, and similar fabric window coverings.

There are many reasons why white plantation shutters are the most common, and we’ve only covered a small number of them here. To find out more about the perks of white shutters, call Sunburst Shutters Gainesville at 813-602-5966 today or use the form below to schedule an in-home window design consultation.
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