Why White Shutters are the Premiere Shutter Color in Boise02/20/2017Spencer Madsen Color, material, and style. Those are the three most important factors that determine how a new window treatment will look in a home. Though multiple materials and styles of plantation shutters are common, the most common shutter color is overwhelmingly white. So why is white the most common color for plantation shutters? Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why white shutters have been a Boise window cornerstone for decades. White Shutters Are Timeless Top quality shutters such as Polywood® plantation shutters are constructed to last a lifetime, which makes white an ideal color option. Why? Because white furnishings are timeless, and always in style. Regardless of what new trends in color pop up over time, white will always go with them. And whether your house has intricate or very basic style, the timeless look and straight lines of white plantation shutters fit in perfectly. Want proof? Simply look at how many different styles of homes can use white plantation shutters. Craftsman style, modern, Mediterranean, Cape Cod, and several other home styles all frequently utilize white shutters in their design. It’s plain to see that white shutters span a period of generations. White Shutters Increase Energy Efficiency One of the biggest draws of plantation shutters is their unmatched energy efficiency. Polywood shutters can block up to 30 degrees of heat that moves through your window, and there’s no more effective window treatment available in America. So what part does color play? You may already be aware that lighter shades reflect heat, whereas darker colors absorb it. That means that a white shutter won’t be a vector through which heat enters your home, unlike a dark color. If you’ve ever stepped barefoot onto a faux-wood deck that’s been in the summer sun, you’re aware of how hot the material can get. The darker the shutter color, the more heat it will absorb and pass through into your space. White Shutters Offer The Most Design Freedom Your Boise home is an extension of your own personality, so the ability to fully express your creativity through your home design is essential. Almost no window treatments give you the same creative freedom that white plantation shutters do. Here’s why. White is one of the most versatile neutral tones. Which means it won’t complicate a color pattern, so you won’t be forced into a certain palette in your room. White shutters let you break “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 seamlessly fit alongside non-white trim. If you need to combine window treatments, white plantation shutters offer a great contrast to colored curtains, drapes, and other fabric window coverings. There are many reasons why white is the most popular shutter color, and we’ve only talked about a fraction of them here. To find out more about the benefits of white shutters, call Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions at 208-609-9129 today or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home window design consultation.