New Year, New Window Styles and San Diego Design Trends

Tyson Williams

This time of year is the perfect time to update your interior fashion and window treatments with the new styles of 2017. Whether it’s painting your living room, buying new window treatments or changing out furniture, we have the scoop on what’s in vogue this year for interior design and window treatment trends in San Diego.

Duskier Colors & Pastels

Both pastels and duskier colors are growing in popularity while clear, bright colors are trending downward. Shades of cooler colors like blues and grays are extremely popular as are muted hues of pink, blue, and yellow. Many colors on the spectrum are suggestive of nature from deep blue to “Greenery”, Pantone’s color of the year. Neutral tones are still found throughout the color spectrum with whites, grays and darker browns giving balance to other colors.

Pastel green wall in San Diego kitchen with shutters.

Painting most of your walls in a neutral tone and then adding in pops of color with feature walls, accessories, and small furnishings might be one of the easiest methods to revamp the color in your home. Then it’s simple to use the latest colors in your home now and change the little things out when color schemes adapt after some time. For more color inspiration, check out Behr’s colors trends for 201

When considering new window coverings, choose those in neutral colors such as Polywood® plantation shutters in white or a wood-like stain. These will go beautifully with any style or color palette and won’t need to be changed when you switch room colors down the line.


Natural textures will remain popular this year. Fibers that are popular include weaved material in rugs or baskets, natural or reclaimed wood, and twine. Designers are finding these textures showing up in new places like on furniture, headboards, and conversation pieces. Think of how you can incorporate what you already own and add texture to it like wrapping a frame in twine or making an interest piece from old wood.

San Diego bedroom with reclaimed wood shutters.

Adding textures to your house through window treatments add another layer of interest to your décor. Reclaimed wood shutters are constructed from historic, weathered wood that was once part of doors or homes. The wood has unique knots and grain lines that bring an intrinsic feel to any house. Other window treatments that bring texture into your home include Ovation® wood shutters or shades made of natural woven material.


Home designs that incorporate a variety of metals are popping up across San Diego. Wrought iron, brass, and nickel are especially stylish currently. You can incorporate metals in your décor by finding industrial, rustic, or vintage pieces such as stools, benches, or lamps that are built from metals. Also, don’t hesitate to utilize nickel or pewter in your sinks or hardware for a more contemporary look.

Contemporary style barn door in San Diego kitchen.

Sliding barn doors and barn door shutters are a stunning way to incorporate metals and add an industrial or rustic style to your house. Barn doors are built of solid wood and have a variety of hardware to choose from such as rollers, tracks, and pull handles that are made of steel.

Learn More About The Hottest Window Treatment Trends

If you’re in the market for a fresh look for your home, first think about your window treatments. Call Sunburst Shutters San Diego at 760-405-8887 or use the form below to set up a complimentary in-home window consultation and get the ideal window treatments for your unique home, style, and budget.