White shutters have greatly increased in popularity over recent years with almost all clients choosing from our lovely standard white finishes as their preferred colour choice. But what has accounted for this rise in popularity?
Shutters are generally a great energy efficient window dressing solution and this efficiency is increased when the shutters are painted white. When panels and slats are closed, the white colour reflects solar radiation away from window and stops it heating a room. This is brilliant for use during hot summer months as it can avoid the requirement for expensive cooling systems and improve general comfort in a room. In colder winter months, slats and/ or panels can be opened to let any direct light heat up the space and then closed in the evening to trap the heat in the room.
The reflectivity of white shutters means that they can help to brighten a room. This is most effectively achieved when slats are opened and the light bounces off and reflects onto the ceiling to make the whole area much brighter, particularly if a light colour has been chosen for the paint colour. The increased light in a room can reduce the need for artificial lighting and save money. White shutters also reflect artificial lights within the room to make them more effective, so if dimmer switches etc are in place, a lower light level can chosen for the room reducing overall usage.
Easy Colour Pairing
White shutters are a brilliant design choice for any room because they pair fantastically with any décor and colour scheme that has been chosen for the room. Whether subtle neutral tones make up the majority of the colour scheme or a brighter, bolder, design have been chosen for the room décor, white shutters will match wonderfully with whatever is in place. The beauty of this that no matter how you choose to adapt your room décor as your tastes and preferences change over time, the white shutters will still tie in wonderfully with the space.