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Why White Shutters are the Top Shutter Color in Kingsport

February 20, 2017
Style, color, and material. Those are the three essential factors that determine how well a window treatment will look in a home. Though different 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 decades, so white is an ideal color option. Why? Because white furnishings are timeless, and are never out of style. No matter what new color trends pop up over time, white will always match them. And whether your home has very intricate or very basic decor, the classic look and straight 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 most 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 Are Energy Efficient

One of the premier benefits of plantation shutters is their energy efficiency. Polywood shutters are able to block up to 30 degrees of heat moving 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 travels 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 know 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 vital. Few 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 forced 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 they’re so complementary, 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 is the most common shutter color, 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.
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