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Painted Plantation Shutters: A Dramatic and Stylish Choice

11 June 2023

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One of the most rewarding aspects of our work at Village Blinds and Shutters is to see how our products can transform a home and make our customers happy. In this blog post, we want to share with you one of our recent projects in Carrickfergus, where we measured, made, and installed some stunning painted plantation shutters to match the customer’s exacting brief.

Creating Drama and Accentuating Decor with Painted Plantation Shutters

Our customers wanted to create a dramatic and stylish look for their home, and they had a clear vision of what they wanted: charcoal-painted plantation shutters. They loved the contrast between the dark shutters and the light walls, and how the shutters complemented their furniture and accessories.

Normally, during a home appointment, our design consultants would caution against dark-painted shutters, as they can make a room look dark and gloomy. But in this case, we agreed with the customer that they had made the right choice. They had plenty of natural light coming in through their large windows, and they had chosen bright colours and patterns for their cushions, rugs, and curtains. The dark shutters added a touch of elegance and sophistication to their rooms, without making them feel too dark or oppressive.

Custom-Made Charcoal Painted Plantation Shutters

We measured the windows carefully and made the full height plantation shutters to fit perfectly. We used high-quality materials and paints to ensure durability and beauty. We matched the paint finish to the RAL number from other pieces of furniture to create a harmonious look.

When considering painted plantation shutters, it’s important to know that when matching a RAL number paint code, there will be subtle differences in tone or sheen depending on the base material it’s being matched to. That being said, our paint finishes are always applied with the greatest of care for the very best results. Our design consultant carefully talked through the paint finish options with the customer to ensure they would be happy with the end results.

We installed the full height shutters throughout the home, except for one bathroom where there was not enough space for them. For that room, we suggested a stylish hand-made Roman blind instead. The customer agreed, and we made the blind using a fabric that closely matched the tone of the shutters. Just like our painted plantation shutters, our Roman blinds are made right here in our Co Antrim-based factory, where we pair time-tested skills and cutting-edge technology to produce high-quality products. The result was a consistent and elegant look for the whole home.

Painted Plantation Shutters Bathroom Roman Blind

A Stunning Transformation with Painted Plantation Shutters

The customer was delighted with the final result. They said that the painted plantation shutters had transformed their home and made it look more modern and chic. They also said that the shutters were easy to operate and maintain and that they provided excellent insulation and privacy.

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We were very happy to hear their feedback, and we were proud of our work. We think that the shutters looked amazing in their home and that they enhanced their decor and personality.

Here are some photos of the project that show how beautiful the shutters looked:

If you are interested in getting painted plantation shutters for your home, please contact us today. We will be happy to provide you with a free consultation and a quote. We have a wide range of colours and styles to choose from, and we can make them to suit any window size or shape.

At Village Blinds and Shutters, we are passionate about creating beautiful homes with quality products. You can book a free home appointment with a design consultant today and let us help you make your dream home a reality


FAQ: Painted Plantation Shutters – Transform Your Home with Elegance

What are painted plantation shutters?

Painted plantation shutters are stylish window coverings with a painted finish, adding elegance and sophistication to your home decor.

Why choose painted plantation shutters?

Painted shutters create a dramatic and stylish look, particularly when you desire a contrast with light walls and furnishings. They can enhance your decor and accentuate your interior design.

Do dark-painted shutters make a room look too dark?

Dark-painted shutters can add elegance without making a room feel too dark or gloomy, especially when there is plenty of natural light coming through large windows. Our design consultants will be able to talk you through the options.

How are painted plantation shutters custom-made?

We carefully measure your windows and use high-quality materials and paints to ensure durability and beauty. They can also match paint finishes to RAL numbers for a harmonious look.

Are there differences in paint tone or sheen when matching RAL number paint codes?

Yes, there can be subtle differences in tone or sheen depending on the base material being matched. However, Village Blinds and Shutters ensure that paint finishes are applied with care for the best results.

Are your painted plantation shutters mass produced?

No! Each painted plantation shutter is individually crafted by our skilled production team to the precise size required for your home. Then once assembled, we carefully paint your shutter with your desired colour.

What if there’s not enough space for shutters in a room?

In such cases, stylish hand-made Roman blinds can be a great alternative, offering a consistent and elegant look that complements the rest of your home.

How can I get painted plantation shutters for my home?

You can contact Village Blinds and Shutters for a free home appointment and quote. We offer a wide range of colors and styles and can customize shutters to fit any window size or shape.

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