Choosing your shutter colour

Choosing your shutter colour

Colour can be a major sticking point for many of our customers when it comes to choosing shutter design as they explore all of the options available. This can be for a variety of reasons but most commonly it is toying up between our multiple white options which have very minor differences. Choosing the right shade can be the difference between matching perfectly to your windows and their surrounds and not.

Our expert surveyors will show samples of all of our colour ranges at your comprehensive measure appointment so you will be able to look through all of the different options available, hold them up against your windows and have an open discussion about what best works for your home. The final choice is always down to you but with many years of experience under their belt, our experts can always advise or guide you on popular choices for your window if preferred.

There are 4 things to keep in mind when selecting your colour;

Window and architrave colour

Shutters are a lasting investment for your home and with a 5-year warranty you can be confident that they will become part of your home for the long run. Over the extensive period that you will enjoy your shutters you will likely look to re-arrange and re-decorate your rooms on multiple occasions so ensuring that your shutters will consistently match interiors is often our customers preference so that future decorations do not need to be dictated by the shutters.

Your interior inspiration

It sounds like an obvious consideration but keep a clear focus on where you will be taking your interiors when you are selecting your shutter colour. It can be easy to get carried away with all of the beautiful options available, so a good option is to put together an inspiration board of your colour or fabric choices (if you haven’t already built one) which will play a major part in your rooms to ensure that your shutters pair beautifully with the final finish of each room.

Exterior view

The completed look the addition of shutters will give your interiors is of course the most pivotal aspect of your shutter design, however some of our clients do also like to consider what the effect on the exterior view will be on completion of the shutters and factor this in when choosing their colour.

Shutter material

The shutter material you opt for will determine colour availability - for example, if you are looking for a stained shutter then you will be looking at our wooden shutter choices, whereas painted finishes are available in all materials. In certain rooms such as bathrooms or kitchens with high moisture levels, our waterproof shutter material is best suited so again the colour options available in this will need to be considered.

Our most popular colours

Pure White

Pure White is our starkest white colour. This bright white tone gives a clean and refreshing look to the shutters and works especially well in kitchens or bathrooms where a clear look is desirable or rooms where bold colours have been used as the contrast works especially well.

Pure White is available in all of our material finishes so no matter whether you choose our entry level Craftwood MDF or our luxury all wood Pearlwood, this colour can be used to brighten your interiors.

Silk White

Silk White joins Pure White as our other most popular standard colour. Silk white is slightly softer in tone and has a warmth running through so is best suited to windows that have a delicate colour compared to those which the pure white is best suited. Where pure white pops against bold colours, silk white is a great choice for warmer interior colours and fabrics.

As with Pure White, Silk White is available in all of our material options so can be used on any choice of shutter.

Custom Colour

With so many colours on offer there is a clear distribution of choice between our other paint and stain choices. However, placing high on the list is our custom colour option where customers can choose their own unique colour choice either from our custom colour library or by sending a paint swatch to the factory to be custom colour matched with an electronic eye.

Custom colour matching is the perfect solution if you have fallen in love with a paint choice that you want to match your shutters to and can be a great way to put even more of a long-lasting original stamp on your interiors.  


For more information on all of colours available on your shutters, visit our Colour Options page or scroll to the bottom of any Shutter Material page and all of the options available will be listed. 


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