What are the most popular DIY window shutter colours?

DIY Shutters 13/08/2021 02:31:44 PM

One of the most compelling reasons to choose DIY window shutters for your home is the amount of customisation that this style of window dressing affords you.
We can design made-to-measure shutters for you to install in your own home to fit the exact size and shape of your windows, but the best part is getting to choose the colour or stain that you'll love the most!
The finer details of DIY Shutters are all important, like using the highest quality hardware and materials, but it’s the colour that you’ll notice first.

Let’s take a look at some of the most popular plantation shutter colours that will inspire you and motivate you to take on this incredibly simple, yet very rewarding project in your own home.


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White Shutters

White plantation shutters can instantly brighten up a room. If your walls and windows surrounds are white, then white shutters will blend in effortlessly, bringing brightness and function into the room without standing out.

White shutters are our best seller for a reason! Clean and versatile, these shutters will tie in with neutral decors as much as maximalist interiors. This classic design addition will fit into your home so seamlessly they will look like they’ve always been there.


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Grey Shutters

Grey plantation shutters are timeless and work perfectly with numerous different styles and aesthetics within your home.
If you’re unsure which colour to choose, but you want the enjoy the function of shutters without having them stand out too much, then grey shutters are a great option to consider. 
You could opt for our cool White grey to enhance a modern space, or choose a warmer shade like Cream grey or Brown grey to perfectly complement a neutral and natural colour scheme. Greige is the new black after all!

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Cream Grey shutters- @interiors.by.jacqui

Black Shutters

Black plantation shutters add a sense of drama to the home, and they look particularly good on the exterior of brick homes, or in any room where you’re looking to add real wow factor.
If you have various black accents or fittings in your rooms, then your new black shutters will fit in perfectly. Popular in modern homes and new builds, black shutters tie in seamlessly with crittal windows and doors.

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Black shutters- @the_oldpolicehouse


Green Shutters

Green plantation shutters can look visually striking and fun, but it can be a little trickier to coordinate with your existing decor. Why not opt for Moss grey, a mix between green and grey, that will provide subtlety with the green tone you’re looking for.

Contact us and we’ll be more than happy to help you choose the perfect shade for your home, or take advantage of our free sample service, so you can see the colours and stains for yourself.

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Chocolate oak shutters

Yellow Shutters

Yellow is a colour that brings a sense of warmth due to its association with the sun. Yellow shutters are commonly found in homes that embrace and celebrate colour, and where lightness and brightness are a priority. Yellow shutters work particularly well in children’s rooms and nurseries where the décor can be more fun and frivolous.

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Oak Shutters

If you prefer the look of hardwood and want to celebrate the natural grain of this solid material, then you can never go wrong with our oak shutters. We have many stains available that draw out the unique characteristics that oak has to offer.

You can opt for lighter Beach or Old white oak shutters to complement pine furniture and give a Scandi vibe to your interiors, or choose a richer shade like dark chocolate to tie in with your mahogany furniture or darker colour palette.

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 Natural oak shutters

Still Not Sure Which DIY Window Shutter Colour to Choose?


That’s okay! It can be hard to decide what will look best in your home. That’s why we offer free plantation shutter colour samples to help you visualise how our shutters will look in your home.

We’re always happy to help, too, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or if you’d like any recommendations. You can also take a look around our site and learn everything you need to know at your own pace.

Why not check out our Instagram page and see the many customer images we get tagged in for some great shutter inspiration!