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New Window Styles and Design Trends for 2017 in Southern California

January 11, 2017

The start of the new year is a great time to revitalize your home design and window treatments with the new styles of 2017. From painting your living room, to buying new window treatments or changing out furniture, we have the scoop on what’s in vogue in 2017 for home design and window treatment trends in Southern California.

Duskier Colors & Pastels

Both pastels and dusky colors are trending while clear, bright colors are trending downward. Shades of cooler colors like blues and grays are especially popular in addition to muted hues of pink, blue, and yellow. Many hues on the palette are evocative of nature from sky blue to “Greenery”, Pantone’s color of the year. Neutral colors are still found throughout the color palette with whites, grays and darker beiges balancing out the other tones.

Soft green wall in Southern California kitchen with shutters.

Painting most of your walls in a neutral color and then adding in pops of color through feature walls, accessories, and small furnishings might be one of the easiest methods to revamp the color in your home. Then it’s simple to have the latest colors in your interior design today and swap the little things out when color trends switch in the future. For further color inspiration, take a look at Behr’s colors trends for 201

When thinking about new window coverings, choose those in neutral colors like Polywood® plantation shutters in white or a natural wood color stain. These will go beautifully with any style or color palette and won’t need to be changed if you switch room colors in the future.


Natural textures aren’t going anywhere in 2017. Fibers that are hot include weaved material in rugs or baskets, rustic wood, and twine. We’re seeing these textures popping up in new places such as on headboards, furniture, and conversation pieces. You can easily incorporate what you already own and add texture to it like wrapping a frame in twine or creating artwork out of old wood.

Southern California bedroom with repurposed wood shutters.

Incorporating texture into your house through window treatments add another level of style to your décor. Reclaimed wood shutters are constructed using aged, weathered wood that was once part of fences or homes. The wood has unique grains and divots that bring an intrinsic quality to your house. Additional window coverings that bring texture into your home include Ovation® wood shutters or natural woven shades.


Interior design motifs that incorporate multiple metals are becoming popular across Southern California. Gold, nickel, and brass are especially stylish in 2017. You can incorporate metals in your décor by adding industrial, homespun, and/or vintage pieces such as stools, chairs, or lamps that are built from metals. Also, don’t be afraid to use nickel or pewter in your faucets or cabinetry for a more modern aesthetic.

Contemporary style barn door in Southern California kitchen.

Sliding barn doors and barn door shutters are a charming way to bring in some metals and add a streamlined or rustic style to your space. Barn doors are constructed from solid wood and are available in a wide array of hardware such as wheels, tracks, and pull handles that are made of steel.

Learn More About The Hottest Window Treatment Trends

If you’re in the market for a fresh look for your home, first think about your window treatments. Call Sunburst Shutters Southern CA at 888-611-2474 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home window consultation and get the best window treatments for your individual home, style, and budget.