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Why White Shutters are the Premiere Shutter Color in Dallas

February 20, 2017
Color, style, and material–those are the three essential factors that determine how a new window treatment will look in your house. But while different styles and materials 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 some of the reasons why white shutters have been a Dallas window staple for decades.

White Shutters Are Timeless

Top quality shutters like Polywood® plantation shutters are designed to last decades, which makes white 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 match them. And whether a house has intricate or basic decor, the timeless look and straight lines of white plantation shutters fit in perfectly.

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

White Shutters Are Energy Efficient

One of the premier benefits of plantation shutters is their unrivaled 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 in Dallas.

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So why is color important? You might already know that lighter shades reflect heat, whereas darker colors 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 out onto a faux-wood deck that’s been baking in the sun, you’re aware of how hot the material can get. The darker the shutter color, the more energy it will absorb and pass through into the room.

White Shutters Offer The Most Freedom to Design

Your Dallas home is a reflection of yourself, so the ability to fully express your creativity through your home design is important. Few window treatments offer the same creative freedom that white plantation shutters do. Here’s why.

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

  • White shutters let you skirt “the rules.” You might have been told to exactly match your window treatments to your trim, but with white shutters that’s not always necessary. Since white complements every other color, they can easily fit alongside non-white trim.

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

There are several reasons why white plantation shutters are the most common, and we’ve only talked about a fraction of them here. To learn more about the benefits of white shutters, call Sunburst Shutters Dallas at 214-301-5066 today or use the form below to schedule a no-hassle in-home window design consultation.
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