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What Are The Different Plantation Shutter Options In Seattle?

November 30, 2023

The best plantation shutters are customizable to match your particular windows and needs. But with so many options, it can be challenging to choose the ones you want. Which color will match your decor? What style of tilt rod makes the most sense? What frame is suitable for the window? Here are a few suggestions for choosing the perfect window treatments with your preferred plantation shutter options in Seattle.

Choosing Plantation Shutter Colors In Seattle

Dark wood plantation shutters on a window above a beige couch
You’ll get to explore several attractive colors of plantation shutters in Seattle. Premium wood Ovation® shutters come in a wide array of wood stain and paint colors. Versatile Polywood® shutters can be ordered in three different white hues. Get started with the following interior window shutter color ideas for Seattle homes:
  • Select crisp white Polywood shutters to blend with contemporary decor.
  • Use wood shutters in a stain color that goes with current wood elements in your home.
  • Choose wood shutters to add vibrance and warmth to your home’s character.
  • Use white shutters to offset vivid wall colors.
  • Use bright white shutters to blend with any interior design effortlessly.

Sunburst’s Shutter Designer tool will help you envision your shutter’s color next to your wall and how the many plantation shutter options in Seattle look together. Click here to try out the Shutter Designer.

Understanding The Possibilities For Shutter Tilt Rods

White Polywood shutters with hidden tilt rods on windows in a living room
The tilt rod links a shutter’s louvers and adjusts them in unison. Conventional tilt rods are seen directly on your shutter panels. If you prefer something different, you can get hidden tilt rods integrated into the back edge of your shutters.


If you would find it beneficial to open the upper louvers for sunlight and keep the lower louvers closed for privacy, ask for split tilt rods or a divider rail. Each choice lets you adjust the upper portion of your louvers separately from the bottom half.

How To Pick A Plantation Shutter Frame

 Large window with interior shutters in a kitchen.
Depending on the type of interior shutter you pick, you’ll have various possibilities for frame styles. Consulting with your shutter design consultant, determine what type of frame will fit your window first. They can let you know if your window requires an inside- or outside-mounted frame (or if either works), and what kinds you can pick from.

Once you know your choices, enjoy selecting one that makes sense for your home’s style. Think about choosing a

  • Frame with a sill component if your window has a sill projecting out from it.
  • Frame that goes with your crown molding.
  • Craftsman frame if you live in a Craftsman home.
  • Decorative frame.

Choosing An Interior Shutter Louver Size

Choosing the size of your louver mainly boils down to personal taste. Do you enjoy the look of narrow louvers, wide louvers, or something in between? You'll want to consider how the louvers look when tilted out and shut. Sunburst Shutters offers louvers in three sizes: 2.5”, 3.5”, and 4.5”. The skinnier the louvers, the more there are in the shutter panels. The abundance of horizontal slats can obscure your sightline when the shutter panel is closed and the louvers are tilted open. You could consider the 4.5” wide louvers if that’s a concern. However, the 3.5” width is without question the most sought-after size.

Find The Right Interior Shutters At Sunburst Shutters Washington

Check out your plantation shutter options in Seattle at Sunburst. During your free in-home consultation, we’ll help you figure out what customizations will offer the ideal interior shutter. Call us at 360-464-2277 or complete the following form to request yours today.