New Year, New Window Styles and Phoenix Design Trends

Greg Arnett

This time of year is the perfect time to revitalize your interior fashion and window treatments with the new styles of 2017. Whether it’s painting your family room, buying new window treatments or changing out furniture, we have the guide to what’s fashionable this year for home design and window treatment trends in Phoenix.

Dusky Colors & Pastels

Both pastels and dusky hues are seeing more use while clear, bright colors are on the wane. Shades of gray, blue and green are very popular in addition to muted hues of pink, blue, and yellow. Many hues on the palette are reminiscent of nature from deep blue to Pantone’s color of the year, “Greenery.”. Neutrals are still found in the color spectrum with whites, grays and darker browns balancing out the other tones.

Soft green wall in Phoenix kitchen with shutters.

The easiest way to add a spark to the color in your house is to paint some of your walls a neutral color and add in flashes of colors with feature walls, accessories, and small furnishings. Then it’s a cinch to use the latest colors in your interior design today and change the little things out when color schemes switch in the future. For additional color inspiration, take a look at Behr’s colors trends for 201

When thinking about new window treatments, choose those in neutral tones like Polywood® plantation shutters in white or a natural wood color stain. These will easily complement any style or color palette and can stay in place when you switch room colors in the future.

Natural Textures

Natural textures aren’t going anywhere in 2017. Fibers that are popular include weaved material in rugs or baskets, rustic wood, and twine. Designers are finding these textures showing up in new places including on headboards, furniture, and pieces of art. Add new life into an old belonging with a small touch such as wrapping a frame in twine or making an interest piece from old wood.

Phoenix bedroom with repurposed wood shutters.

Adding textures to your home through window treatments add another degree of interest to your décor. Reclaimed wood shutters are made from aged, weathered wood that was once part of doors or homes. The wood has unique knots and grain lines that bring an all-natural feel to any home. Other window treatments that bring texture into your home include Ovation® wood shutters or traditional woven shades.


Accessories and furnishings that incorporate a variety of metals are showing up across Phoenix. Gold, nickel, and brass are especially stylish in 2017. You can incorporate metals in your décor by finding industrial, rustic, and/or older pieces such as bar stools, chairs, or lamps that are built from metals. Also, don’t hesitate to utilize nickel or pewter in your sinks or hardware for a more modern aesthetic.

Contemporary style barn door in Phoenix kitchen.

Sliding barn doors and barn door shutters are a charming way to incorporate metals and add a streamlined or homespun look to your space. Barn doors are made from solid wood and are available in a wide array of hardware such as rollers, tracks, and pull handles made from different metals.

Learn More About The Hottest Window Treatment Trends

If you’re looking for a new look for your home, start with your window treatments. Call Sunburst Shutters Phoenix at 480-485-7743 or use the form below to set up a free in-home window consultation and get the best window treatments for your unique house, style, and budget.