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What is the best material for a plantation shutter? What is the best colour? What is the best plantation shutter brand?

If you have decided that you would like to explore the prospect of having plantation shutters in your home, then you are likely feeling overwhelmed by the immense variety of materials, colours, styles, and brands. So, what is one to do when trying to get the best results for your available budget? 

In this article, we’re going to look at the best material/s for plantation shutters, the best colours to roll with, and the best brand. If you have been feeling stumped with no idea what to go with, read on for some handy inspiration. 

What is the best material for a plantation shutter?

Plantation Shutters

Let’s kick this off with the best material for plantation shutters. As you may have already guessed, the “best” material for plantation shutters largely depends on your needs, taste, budget, and requirements. So, rather than give you just the one option, we’re going to share the 5 materials that we believe are best suited for the production of plantation shutters. Here’s what you need to know… 

  • Aluminium: aluminium plantation shutters are great because they offer excellent insulation, while also allowing you to go with any finish that you want. As aluminium is metal, it doesn’t lose its form over time. That, and because the shutters are also coated with aluminium oxide, they won’t rust in the elements, which makes them highly resistant to corrosion and an all-around excellent choice. 
  • Vinyl: vinyl plantation shutters are another strong contender. Made from PVC or polyvinyl chloride plastic, vinyl is lightweight and significantly less expensive than its hardwood counterparts – thus making them an excellent money-saver for large properties. Vinyl has long been recognised as one of the leading plantation shutter materials because they’re cheap, hard-wearing, and waterproof. So, if you are in the market for a material that is highly resistant to heat and moisture, you may be better off rolling with PVC/vinyl. 
  • Foamed synthetic: foamed synthetic plantation shutters are another cheaper alternative to hardwood. In addition to that, foamed synthetic is water and fire-resistant, as well as non-toxic. If you want great insulation with a material that is supported by metal to ensure that it doesn’t sag over time – including a variety of colour options, then you can’t go wrong with foamed synthetic plantation shutters. 
  • MDF: MDF or medium-density fibre plantation shutters are made from a combination of sawdust and industrial glue (aka hybrid or composite shutters). While quality MDF shutters do resemble wood shutters in appearance, they share some drawbacks. As they can be brittle and prone to water damage, they’re not suitable for damp environments. However, given their attractive aesthetic and affordable price tag, they’re still a strong contender. 
  • Alder: as far as hardwood plantation shutters go, alder is a top choice. It has a cherry-wood grain and can easily be stained and painted for durability and aesthetic charm. If you are looking for a durable and long-lasting material that looks exceptionally stunning, alder hardwood plantation shutters should be on your list of potentials. 

If you are still unsure as to which material is best suited to your needs, don’t be afraid to reach out to the experts for some advice. 

What is the best colour for plantation shutters?

What is the best colour for plantation shutters?

So, what is the best colour for plantation shutters? Again, this all comes down to personal preference – and indeed the material you are using for your plantation shutters. 

Neutral tones are by far the most popular colour choices for plantation shutters, such as true white, eggshell, and biscuit. These types of colours are great because they aren’t subject to fading in the sun and can easily complement any interior and exterior colour scheme. 

If you are having plantation shutters installed on your property to add value and sellability to your home, neutral colours are always the safe choice. Potential home buyers prefer neutral colours over bold and audacious colours. 

Aside from white, another popular ‘colour’ is a wood grain style. That said, if hardwood plantation shutters are either too expensive or unappealing to you, you’ll find plenty of other materials that can be painted in a colour or texture of your choosing. 

What is the best plantation shutter brand?

Again, deciding on which brand is “best” largely comes down to your own tastes and budgetary requirements. There are many different brands out there, so it’s all about finding a company that resonates with you. 

We highly recommend Perths Boutique Plantation Shutters – particularly if you are looking for an Australian-owned and run business that produces high-quality, custom-made plantation shutters in a wide variety of superior materials at a fair and affordable price. 

Take your time to research a number of brands, compare quotes, and go with your gut. 

Final thoughts

To conclude: 

  • Vinyl plantation shutters are among the best in terms of quality and affordability. 
  • Neutral colours are recommended for your plantation shutters – but, since it is your home, go with what puts a smile on your face! 
  • Perths Boutique Plantation Shutters is a reputable brand and well worth your consideration. 
  • All in all, when you select a quality material and colour scheme, plantation shutters can bring you and your home a significant amount of benefits. 

We hope that you have found this article helpful and now have a better idea as to what kind of plantation shutter you will choose for your home. Good luck with your renovation project!

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