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Choosing the right color for your plantation shutters pt.2

What common colors for plantation shutters are best for your house?

In our last blog, we talked about why you should take the time to pick a good color for your shutters. One that doesn’t clash with the rest of the house’s color palette. Plantation shutters are made in several common colors, but you can have your custom made shutters painted any color if the need arises. Here are a few common colors to help you pick out the perfect plantation shutters for your home. 

Black Shutters: Timeless and sleek. Virtually any home can accept Black shutters without causing and clashing problems. If your not sure what color would work best with your home, It’s best to go with black. Be it stone, brick, or paneling, red, white, or whatever color. Black shutters will go with almost any home!

Navy Shutters: If you don’t want pure black plantations shutters. Navy blue is almost just as ubiquitous as black shutters while also adding a unique personality to your home. If you really want your shutters to pop, consider placing some navy blue plantation shutters on your house if the exterior is fairly bright. White, cream, off-white, yellow, grey, red, and natural cedar all work well with Navy Blue. 

Gray Shutters: Modernist, clean, and inconspicuous. Grey Shutters go well with most colors without popping and overtaking parts of the home’s palette. If you want a good, clean look on your home with understated colors, then Grey shutters are for you!

White Shutters: Second in popularity to black shutters, white shutters offer a clean look that is timeless and works well with many color types. White shutters, especially when the trim of the window is also white, makes your windows look larger. If you want a color that will pop and give your house a bold accent, white shutters are the way to go. 

Those are some of the most common colors for plantation shutters. As said before, you can have you custom made shutters painted any color to help match your home the best. Call us today at 800-416-6455!

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Silhouette Window Shadings Rather Than Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters Too Bold? Try Casual Silhouette Window Shadings

Kirtz® Shutters most obviously focuses on plantation shutters, but we also offer a wide variety of high-quality window treatments in the event that shutters just aren’t the right fit for a customer. Not everyone has the same design tastes or budget which is perfectly acceptable. If you’re still looking for a way to protect your home and furnishings from the sunlight, consider Silhouette Window Shadings instead.

You may love the natural light, but you probably don’t love the streaks that form on your floors, furniture and more. That’s where the beauty of the Silhouette Window Shadings come in. They are unique in that they have an “S” shaped vane which is vital to the structure as it provides amazing UV protection for your home while also enhancing natural day lighting. Like our plantation shutters, Silhouette Window Shadings are extremely versatile. They are available in a wide array of fabrics and colors to compliment every décor.

Depending on your choice of color your shades could add warmth to a room or add a subtle look. Nantucket is part of the Silhouette family and the line offers even more casual fabrics, and similar design options. The signature “S” curve of Silhouette and Nantucket shadings prevents moiré (those ugly, little lines we mentioned) while also allowing for light control. The great part about them is that not only are they stylish, but they’re more budget friendly than plantation shutters for those that still desire a sensible window treatment.

We would be more than happy to help you decide which color and fabric will be best for your home project based on your décor. Clicking here will take you to a page where you can view our choices of Silhouette Window Shadings or give Kirtz® a call at 1-800-416-6455 if you’re ready to get started.

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Alternatives To Plantation Shutters For For Day Sleepers

Plantation Shutters A No? Try Room Darkening Shades

When you work the night shift you may care very little about allowing light into your bedroom during the day time. In fact, the only thing on your mind is how to effectively keep the light out so that you can get some much needed shut-eye. With that on your mind, it’s understandable that you may not want to spend your budget on custom plantation shutters only to leave their beautiful louvers closed and untouched for either the majority of the time or always. For day sleepers a fabulous alternative that Kirtz® offers are room darkening cellular honeycomb shades.

Like our plantation shutters, Kirtz® offers a variety of honeycomb cellular shades. Just because you sleep during the day doesn’t mean you have to forgo all fashion sense. You can still have beautiful, rich color and texture. Basically, anywhere you could have placed plantation shutters, can also benefit from cellular honeycomb shades.

For example, some customers have chosen to put room darkening shades in their infant’s room. The best part is that because the cells are constructed in a way that allows them to catch air and insulate windows you can have the beautiful appearance along with the energy saving capability that comes along with honeycomb cellular shades!

For a practical, high-quality window treatment that doesn’t require quite the attention that custom handcrafted plantation shutters do, honeycomb cellular shades are a perfect alternative with a wonderful value.

While our first passion is plantation shutters, our staff at Kirtz® looks forward to helping our customers find the window treatment that best suits their needs. If you’re in need of something that would help you darken your room, yet you want quality shades we hope you’ll let us dress your windows!

You can reach Kirtz® at 1-800-416-6455 to get started with your next window treatment project!

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A Seamless And Dramatic Flare With Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters For A Bold Room

Arched windows in any room are both aesthetically pleasing and they’re great for bringing in light. From both the inside and the exterior of the home they instantly create a focal point on the wall. When you’re enjoying your time in a room with such large windows you’re inevitably going to have moments when you may want to shut the light out, yet you’ll still desire to create a stunning space. Luckily, plantation shutters offer any room a unique way to change things up in just a few moments from opening them to closing them.

Visually speaking, next to painting a room, plantation shutters are like an instant makeover. Luckily, they can be anything from masculine, to breezy, or just plain gorgeous. It truly doesn’t matter which room in the home you wish to have plantation shutters. For example, imagine the study as shown in the picture above and how our plantation shutters worked well in the room to add drama, a rich atmosphere with a scholarly ambiance, and even a seamless color of cherry red.

Kirtz® shutters allow homeowners to take advantage of the opportunity to make any room in the house an experience. For the project in this study Kirtz® shutters helped to make the room very bold. Of course, we have many stylistic options that range in color, wood type, and final finishes.

If this regal look doesn’t suit your preferred style then we’d be happy to work with you on deciding what would fit. Browsing through our gallery will reveal some past projects we’ve completed which may spark inspiration for your own custom project.

If you’re one that does adore a seamless and dramatic flare with plantation shutters, as pictured above, we hope that you’ll contact Kirtz® for your next project. Even if you’d like something different, we’re open to the challenge. To get started with your next custom shutters design, we can be reached at 1-800-416-6455!

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Plantation Shutters That Take Stain Easily

The Best Plantation Shutters For Quick Staining

The truth about 85% of people is that they like variety. Whether it’s what to do over the weekend, the temperature in their home, or which elements to incorporate in their home’s interior design. For those that change their furniture or simple décor often, plantation shutters are one such element that can offer the stability of something in the room that doesn’t need to be removed, yet variable enough that they can match many styles. Staining is a technique that can be applied to any of our wooden shutters, but there are some woods that accept the stain more easily.

The top 5 shutters that take stain easily are:

  • Knotty Alder Plantation Shutters: A benefit of this hardwood is that it has no problems with sap or mineral streaks allowing it to have an even, uniform appearance in grain and color.
  • Ash Plantation Shutters: This wood can be made to blend with other woods, such as oak, by simply tweaking the stain. This is best achieved when using a medium to dark color, so that the natural pigments of the two woods don’t interfere with the finish.
  • Knotty Pine (Eastern White Pine) Plantation Shutters: This wood absorbs the stain easily, most often using a light stain color to highlight the knots and the warmth of the wood.
  • Mahogany Plantation Shutters: This wood not only accepts stain well, but when it does it has a lustrous quality. Dark, rich browns with red undertones are the most common complement to the natural beauty of this wood.
  • Wormy Chestnut Plantation Shutters: Wormy Chestnut does well with a simple, light stain to show off its beauty. A tobacco color, for example, nicely accents the wood’s unique characteristics.

If different, in a good way, is what you’re looking for to dress your windows then look no further than Kirtz® Shutters. We have something to suit every window design and every homeowner’s style. Not only do we make the plantation shutters custom to your home’s windows, but we can also make changes to the natural color of any wood you choose simply by staining! If you have a custom project in mind give us a call at 1-800-416-6455.