Why White Shutters are the Best Shutter Color in Tampa

Eric Ramsey

Tampa kitchen white shutters

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

So why is white the best-selling shutter color? Let’s dive into some of the reasons why white shutters have been a Tampa window mainstay for such a long time.

White Shutters Are Timeless

Deluxe shutters such as Polywood® plantation shutters are made to last decades, which makes white a perfect color choice. Why? Because white furnishings are timeless, and will never be out of style. No matter what new color trends appear or disappear over time, white will always go with them. And whether a house has intricate or basic furnishings, the classic look and crisp design of white plantation shutters fit in without a hitch.

Tampa foyer white shutters 

Still need proof? Simply take a look at how many different styles of homes make use of white plantation shutters. Tudor style, mid-century modern, Mediterranean, prairie, and several other home styles all frequently feature white shutters in their design. It’s plain to see that white shutters span a period of generations.

White Shutters Are Energy Efficient

One of the biggest draws of plantation shutters is their best in class energy efficiency. Polywood shutters are able to block up to 30 degrees of temperature flow through your window, and there’s no better energy-blocking window treatment available in Tampa.

Tampa family room white shutters

So why is color important? You might 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 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 baking in the sun, you’ve learned how much heat it can accumulate. The darker the shutter color, the more energy it will take in and pass through into your house.

White Shutters Give You The Most Design Freedom

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

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

  • White shutters let you skirt “the rules.” You may have been told 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 seamlessly fit with non-white trim.

  • If you need to combine window treatments, white plantation shutters give a great contrast to colored drapes, curtains, and similar fabric window coverings.

There are lots of 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 Tampa at 813-580-7288 today or use the form below to schedule a free in-home window design consultation.