Selecting shutter colors is a major step to ordering window shutters. Shutters are more than just window treatments; they become architectural elements to any room. When ordering your new shutters, you have two important decisions to make. First, style – traditional or plantation? Just as important as style is finish.
As a focal point to your room, shutter colors should be chosen with care. Brighter whites lend themselves to contemporary rooms while softer whites blend better with metro décor. The white tones also work well for those people who enjoy makeovers on a regular basis and need a shutter that will go with anything. White shutters are also versatile when you like to use valances or side panels.
However, if you are looking for that quality element for your room, look at hardwood shutters for long lasting beauty. Horizon shutters are made from kiln-dried hardwood, just as they were a century ago. Anyone who has selected paint knows how many ‘whites’ are available. We offer standard whites to match most stock paints. Horizon offers a full range of colors including custom paints and stains.
For a stunning and classic look, consider stains. Stained shutters have a furniture grade quality and are a beautiful way to achieve a look of elegance. With the popularity of wood flooring, shutters with a properly applied stain can make your room a showstopper. Stained shutters also look great with chenille or tapestry side panels or molded cornices. We offer stains to match most wood tones.
To give our shutters the luster and long-lasting beauty of hardwood, first we finely sand every inch of the shutter and then submerge it in a tank of stain to cover every possible surface. Basswood is a light grain wood, which allows the shutter colors to coordinate well with other wood surfaces in your room. Request color samples to view all standard colors and view them in the natural light of your own home. Orders selecting a custom color will receive a sample prior to finishing for approval.
The beauty of shutters is they can be a stand-alone element or mixed with soft window treatments to create a real design statement. Perhaps you are looking for something unique to your home and want a color not found in our standard offerings. Often the name and color number from a major manufacture is all we need to match a paint color. Occasionally a painted sample needs to be supplied for a more accurate finish. Custom stains will always require a physical sample.
Window shutters are a long-term window treatment and enhance any room. Do not be shy when selecting shutter colors for a spectacular effect. Remember that shutters are important to the mood of the room and choose your colors accordingly.
By Brian Wright