Why White Shutters are the Most Popular Shutter Color in Kingsport

Jacob Hayes

Kingsport kitchen white shutters

Material, style, and color. Those are the three essential factors that determine how well a window treatment will look in a home. Though various materials and styles of plantation shutters are common, the most popular shutter color is white, by far.

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 Kingsport window staple for decades.

White Shutters Are Timeless

Deluxe shutters such as Polywood® plantation shutters are designed to last years and years, so white is an ideal color option. Why? Because white furnishings are timeless, and will never be out of style. No matter what new color trends pop up over time, white will always complement them. And whether your home has very intricate or very basic design, the classic look and clean design of white plantation shutters fit in without a hitch.

Kingsport foyer white shutters 

Still need proof? Just take a look at the different styles of homes that make use of white plantation shutters. Craftsman style, mid-century modern, Mediterranean, Cape Cod, and several other styles of home all frequently utilize white shutters in their design. It’s easy to see that white shutters span a period of generations.

White Shutters Maximize Energy Efficiency

One of the premier benefits of plantation shutters is their best in class 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 in Kingsport.

Kingsport family room white shutters

So why is color important? You might already be aware that lighter colors reflect heat, while darker colors tend to absorb it. That means that a white shutter won’t be a vector through which heat passes into your home, unlike a dark color. If you’ve ever stepped barefoot 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 color of your shutter, the more heat it will take in and pass through into your house.

White Shutters Offer Freedom to Design

Your Kingsport home is a reflection of your own personality, so the ability to fully express your creativity through your home design is important. Not many window treatments give you the same design freedom that white plantation shutters do. Here’s why.

  • White is one of the most versatile neutral colors. That means it won’t complicate a color pattern, so you aren’t cornered into a specific palette in your room.

  • White shutters let you skirt “the rules.” You might have heard the advice to always match your window treatments to your 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 need to combine 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 plantation shutters are the most common, and we’ve only looked at a few of them here. To find out more about the perks of white shutters, call Sunburst Shutters Kingsport at 276-685-5343 today or use the form below to set up an in-home window design consultation.