Why White Shutters are the Most Popular Shutter Color in San Diego

Tyson Williams

San Diego kitchen white shutters

Color, material, and style–those are the three essential factors that determine how well a new window treatment will look in your home. But while multiple materials and styles of plantation shutters are common, the most common shutter color is overwhelmingly white.

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 San Diego window staple for such a long time.

White Shutters Are Timeless

Top quality shutters such as Polywood® plantation shutters are constructed to last years and years, so white is an ideal color choice. Why? Because white furnishings are timeless, and always in style. Regardless of what new color trends appear or disappear over the years, white will always complement them. And whether your house has very intricate or basic decor, the timeless look and straight design of white plantation shutters fit in without a hitch.

San Diego foyer plantation shutters 

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

White Shutters Increase Energy Efficiency

One of the premier benefits of plantation shutters is their energy efficiency. Polywood shutters have the ability to block up to 30 degrees of temperature flow through your window, and there’s no better energy-blocking window treatment available in America.

San Diego living room white shutters

So what difference does color make? You may already be aware that lighter shades reflect heat, and that 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 know what it’s like to step out onto a faux-wood deck that’s been in the summer sun, you know how hot the material can get. The darker the color of your shutter, the more energy it will take in and pass through into your space.

White Shutters Give You Design Freedom

Your San Diego home is a reflection of your own personality, so being able to fully express your creativity through your home design is essential. Almost no window treatments offer the same creative freedom that white plantation shutters do. Here’s why.

  • White is one of the most versatile neutral shades. Which means it doesn’t complicate a color pattern, so you won’t be pigeon-holed into a certain palette in your room.

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

  • If you want to combine window treatments, white plantation shutters provide a great contrast to different colors of curtains, drapes, and other fabric window treatments.

There are several reasons why white is the most common shutter color, and we’ve only looked at a few of them here. To learn more about the benefits of white shutters, call Sunburst Shutters San Diego at 760-405-8887 today or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home window design consultation.