Why White Shutters are the Top Shutter Color in Colorado Springs02/20/2017Gary Harding Style, color, and material–those are the three primary factors that determine how well a new window treatment will look in a house. Though multiple styles and materials of plantation shutters are common, the most popular shutter color is easily white. But why is white the best-selling color for shutters? Let’s dive into a few of the reasons why white shutters have been a Colorado Springs window mainstay for such a long time. White Shutters Are Timeless Deluxe shutters such as Polywood® plantation shutters are constructed 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 complement them. And whether your home has intricate or very basic decor, the classic look and crisp design of white plantation shutters fit in perfectly. Still need proof? Just take a look at the different styles of homes that can use white plantation shutters. Craftsman style, modern, ranch, prairie, and many other home styles all frequently utilize 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 unmatched energy efficiency. Polywood shutters have the ability to block up to 30 degrees of temperature that moves through your window, and there’s no better energy-blocking window treatment available anywhere. So what does the color matter? You may already be aware that lighter shades tend to 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’ve learned how much heat it can accumulate. The darker the color of your shutter, the more energy it will absorb and pass through into your house. White Shutters Offer Freedom to Design Your Colorado Springs home is an extension of yourself, so the ability to fully express yourself 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 best complementary neutral shades. That means it doesn’t complicate a color pattern, so you won’t be forced into a certain palette in any space in your home. White shutters let you skirt “the rules.” You may have heard the advice to always match your window treatments to your trim, but with white shutters that’s not always necessary. Since they’re so complementary, they can perfectly fit alongside non-white trim. If you need to pair different window treatments, white plantation shutters give a great contrast to colored curtains, drapes, and similar fabric window coverings. There are lots of reasons why white plantation shutters are the most common, and we’ve only looked at a fraction of them here. To learn more about the perks of white shutters, call Sunburst Shutters Colorado Springs at 303-625-6431 today or fill out the form below to set up a free in-home window design consultation.