Why White Shutters are the Premiere Shutter Color in New Brunswick02/20/2017Mike Horn Style, color, and material. Those are the three most important qualities that determine how well a new window treatment will look in a house. Though different styles and materials of plantation shutters are common, the most popular shutter color is overwhelmingly white. Why is white the most popular color for plantation shutters? Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why white shutters have been a New Brunswick window staple for so many years. White Shutters Are Timeless Top quality 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 always in 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 timeless look and straight lines of white plantation shutters fit in without a hitch. Still need proof? Simply take a look at the different styles of houses that make use of white plantation shutters. Tudor style, mid-century modern, ranch, Cape Cod, and several other home styles all frequently utilize white shutters in their design. You can easily see that white shutters span generations. White Shutters Maximize Energy Efficiency One of the premier benefits of plantation shutters is their unmatched energy efficiency. Polywood shutters can block up to 30 of temperature that moves through your window, and there’s no more effective window treatment available anywhere. So what difference does color make? You may already know that lighter shades reflect heat, while darker colors absorb it. That means that a white shutter won’t let heat easily pass into your house, 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 much heat it can accumulate. The darker the color of your shutter, the more heat it will absorb and pass through into the room. White Shutters Give You Design Freedom Your New Brunswick home is a reflection of yourself, so the ability to fully express yourself through your home design is vital. Very few window treatments offer the same design freedom that white plantation shutters do. Here’s why. White is one of the most versatile neutral tones. That means it won’t complicate a color pattern, so you aren’t cornered into a certain palette in your room. White shutters let you break “the rules.” You may have been told to exactly match your window treatments to the window trim, but with white shutters that isn’t always necessary. Since white complements every other color, they can seamlessly fit alongside non-white trim. If you need to pair different window treatments, white plantation shutters provide a great contrast to colored curtains, drapes, and other fabric window treatments. There are several reasons why white is the most popular shutter color, and we’ve only covered a small number of them here. To find out more about the perks of white shutters, call Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick at 732-301-6168 today or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home window design consultation.