Why White Shutters are the Most Common Shutter Color in Boston

Holly Perron

Boston kitchen white shutters

Style, color, and material–those are the three primary factors that determine how a new window treatment will look in a home. But while different styles and materials of plantation shutters are common, the most popular shutter color is overwhelmingly white.

So why is white the best-selling color for plantation shutters? Let’s dive into some of the reasons why white shutters have been a Boston window mainstay for decades.

White Shutters Are Timeless

High-quality shutters like Polywood® plantation shutters are built to last decades, which makes white a fantastic color choice. That’s because white furnishings are timeless, and will never be out of style. No matter what new trends in color appear or disappear over the years, white will always complement them. And whether your house has very intricate or basic style, the classic look and crisp design of white plantation shutters fit in seamlessly.

Boston entryway white shutters 

Want proof? Just look at how many different styles of houses use white plantation shutters. Craftsman style, mid-century modern, ranch, prairie, and several other home styles all frequently use white shutters in their design. It’s plain to see that white shutters span several decades.

White Shutters Are Energy Efficient

One of the biggest draws of plantation shutters is their energy efficiency. Polywood shutters are able to block up to 30˚ of heat that moves through your window, and there’s no more effective window treatment available in Boston.

Boston living room white shutters

So what difference does color make? You might already know that lighter shades tend to reflect heat, while darker colors tend to 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 barefoot onto a faux-wood deck that’s been in the summer sun, you’ve learned 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 home.

White Shutters Give You Freedom to Design

Your Boston home is an extension of yourself, so the ability to fully express your creativity through your home design is vital. Not many window treatments offer the same design freedom that white plantation shutters do. Here’s why.

  • White is one of the best complementary neutral colors. That means it doesn’t complicate a color scheme, so you won’t be cornered into a specific palette in your space.

  • White shutters let you skirt “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. Since white complements every other color, they can perfectly fit with non-white trim.

  • If you need to pair different window treatments, white plantation shutters give a great contrast to different colors of curtains, drapes, and other fabric window treatments.

There are several reasons why white plantation shutters are the most popular, and we’ve only talked about a fraction of them here. To learn more about the benefits of white shutters, call Sunburst Shutters Boston at 781-352-2205 today or fill out the form below to set up a no-hassle in-home window design consultation.