50 Shades of White

When it comes to white shutters, there’s a lot more variety and nuance than you may think. You might notice if looking at multiple color swatches for any home décor that many could be considered “white”, yet there are ever so many subtle differences that will stand out to the keen eye.


Made in the Shade

From Benjamin Moore to Sherwin Williams and more, the same color (even with the same name) may not be an exact match from one brand to the next. The same white paint can even look different depending on the material it is applied to.

Getting the right shade will tie a room together, so how do you choose between the many shades of white out there?

At French Brothers Shutters, we blend our own colors and offer a variety of paints ranging from the brightest white through off white, cream, taupe, and gray.

Our American Polyvinyl has 3 paint colors, and our other ranges have between 8-10 neutral paint colors to choose from.


Our most popular color is Bright White, with Silk White in a close second place. Both are true white, no off white or cream tone, but the silk white is a softer finish. The remaining colors will have some hint of cream, yellow, beige, or grey in them.

Ordering free samples is the best way to determine which one looks best in your home. Since computer monitors’ brightness and display can vary, it is best to get the physical sample in your home to see how it looks in the window. The lighting of a room can change the way a color is perceived, so it’s best to view the color sample in the same lighting where the shutters will be installed.

Timeless Style

White plantation shutters will fit with any home décor, and never go out of style. Kitchen shutters or bathroom shutters are traditionally white. While other rooms in the house may have brighter, more bold color schemes, white can always present a brilliant contrast.


If your style is ever-changing, you can rest assured that your white shutters will never clash if you decide to change your paint, wallpaper, furniture or décor.

White is neutral, but not plain, and the subtlety of shade variation still allows you to customize your design to your preferred style. Check out our customer gallery for inspiration.


For a classic style and smooth paint finish, the following ranges have a smooth finish with no visible wood grain when painted:

Affordable Fauxwood
Classic Poplar Hardwood
American Polyvinyl
American Hardwood
Whitewash is available for a hint of white coating over natural wood
Designer Collection
High gloss is available in The Designer Collection for a more modern look

Customize It

With loads of options, you are sure to find one of our available paint colors that will work in your home. If our colors are a shade off, or you prefer to use the exact paint color that you have elsewhere in the home, we offer custom color matching.

If you order in the Classic Poplar Hardwood range, we can match the color code from any current swatch in the Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams color decks. Other paint colors can be matched, but we’ll ask that you mail us a physical color swatch for matching.

Contact our shutter experts for pricing and additional information on how to order with a custom color.


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