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Choosing Plantation Shutters Colours
If you have decided to make changes in your home, and part of your plan is to purchase and install plantation shutters, you won’t regret it! This wonderful window covering option can increase the value of your home, making it cosier and a nicer place to live. Shutters are quite affordable, and installation can be surprisingly affordable. There are many interesting options making it highly likely you will find a style of blinds that appeals to you and will work perfectly in your home. Plantation shutters are versatile, less expensive than custom drapes and again, can increase the value of your home. Upgrading your windows with new blinds can often be financed into the purchase of a new home.
They are also one of the few window treatments that can be custom-painted. This is because shutters are usually mounted in shallow boxes called “frames” that attach directly to the casing of the window. The frame provides a surface for the shutter panels to mount to, but also visually ties the shutter to the window trim so that, with a good colour match, it is hard to tell where the window casing ends and the shutters begin. This is often the objective. Custom plantation shutters are typically designed and built to appear as part of the window. If you plan to change your trim colour, you may want to consider painting the trim the new colour before the shutters are installed. Don’t plan on changing the colour of the shutters once they are installed.
With most window treatment options, you must choose from a shortlist of standard colours. Plantation shutters, however, offer nearly unlimited colour options. They are one of the few window treatments that can be custom painted. So which plantation shutter colours should you consider?
Plantation Shutters Colours
Bright coloured shutters on the outside of a home are fairly common. A homeowner with a unique style may choose to add colour to their indoor window treatments as well. Bright white shutters are classic and elegant, but in certain spaces, you may find pure white shutters to look glaringly bright. Dark coloured plantation shutters add an air of sophistication to any space and other alternate colours can bring a lot of pizazz to your place. They can also absorb sunlight more than white. Here are a few of the most popular plantation shutter colours (other than white) that we have available…
Indoor window shutters in a black finish can make a dramatic statement. They’re well suited for spaces you want to be kept a bit darker like basements, TV rooms and “man caves.” With the right wall colour plus a light colour for contrast, they can even work well in bedrooms and dining rooms. Black plantations shutters in a bathroom can provide some extra privacy. Pairing them with black and white décor can create a strong impact.
After white, the most popular plantation shutter finish we offer is probably wood grain. You can choose any stain from a whole spectrum of tree woods, from light golden pine to rich red tones and chocolatey dark stains. Many of these finishes can have a very natural, masculine feel, ideal for cabins and cozy great rooms. On the other hand, yellow wood can have a bright, youthful feel, great for cheery kitchens and kids’ rooms.
Plantation shutters painted in earth tones such as solid browns, greens and blues turn any space into an indoor oasis, contributing a playful, breezy vibe to your windows. The need for wall décor becomes less pressing as your windows themselves become an artful focal point. If your windows have them, you may leave window frames white or paint them to match the shutters. Blue plantation shutters are a bold option that still looks amazing practically almost anywhere. If you’re nervous about the way a certain bold colour will look, you could try installing your colourful shutters on a small bay of windows and then deciding whether or not you want to install them elsewhere.
Plantation shutters colours and styles
There are various shutter styles available. In order to select the best shutter style for your room(s), make sure it will fit with the style of your entire house. If your house is decorated in a more traditional style, simple, white plantation shutters may suit best. If you live in a modern home, you can play with the colours a bit more, and you can have confidence in choosing something different and “out of the box”. When it comes to choosing an unconventional plantation shutter, the most important thing to do is to remember to express your personal style!