White shutters have always ruled the roost in interior shutter colour finishes ever since solid wood shutters were overtaken by the louvred alternative we know and love today. But, as modern interior preferences evolve, and colour pallets in contemporary interiors edge into different neutral ranges moving away from white tones, we have started to see any increase in the use of grey shutters.
It’s not difficult to understand why white has been the favoured colour choice for so long. There are so many options available, and with subtle differences between each of the white tones, a shade can be easily selected to match the window and its surrounds. By choosing white finishes, shutters are matched to any colour scheme chosen for the room both in its current decor as well as future changes, allowing the room design to be changed with confidence that most choices will match the shutters.
White shutters have also continued to be a desirable choice for the look they provide from the outside of a property. ‘Curb appeal’ as it is otherwise known, is achieved because the consistency of matching window colours creates a smart visual appearance from outside of the home, as well as inside.
So if white shutters are so popular and appealing for many, why the sudden increase in popularity of grey shutters?