There is no such thing as the ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ colour for your plantation shutters. Personal preferences vary significantly from one person to the next, which is why we offer a range of bespoke options to suit all tastes.
But when it comes to making sense of the endless options available, it can sometimes be difficult to know where to start. Plantation shutters can make a major difference to the aesthetic of your entire home, so it is a decision not to be taken lightly.
Depending on the materials your shutters are made from, it may or may not be possible to repaint them at a later stage. This is something that should be factored in, particularly if you have renovations planned for any time in the near future.
There are just four main considerations to keep in mind when choosing the perfect colour for your shutters:
Firstly, it is important to choose a colour for your shutters that’s right for your existing windows and frames. Shutters that contrast boldly with the windows they complement can make a real statement, just as shutters that blend in seamlessly with their surroundings can be beautifully elegant. Consider whether you would like your shutters to be a statement piece or a quiet and understated addition to your home.
The general interior décor of your home should also be factored in. Classical and contemporary interiors alike are the perfect setting for bespoke plantation shutters. Nevertheless, shutters in different colours and styles look very different in different surroundings. The same also applies with regard to creating a statement piece or something subtler and more understated—the choice is yours.
Often overlooked but equally important, it is worth considering how your plantation shutters will look from the outdoors. This is not something that will impact their interior aesthetic or functionality, but it could make a difference to the curb appeal of your home. If you have any intention of putting your home on the market in the near future, you may want to consider how the shutters you install could contribute to your home’s overall value.
Last but not least, the materials you choose for your shutters will influence the availability of certain colour choices and finishes. In high-humidity areas of the home in particular, like bathrooms and kitchens, it is important to choose durable materials that are designed with such applications in mind. There are some types of plantation shutters that can be repainted in the future, whereas many shutters (such as those made of uPVC) cannot be repainted.
There is no such thing as the ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ colour for your plantation shutters.