Types of Plantation Shutters

Deciding what window treatments work best for your home can be a difficult decision because there are so many options to choose from. For your home in Honolulu, HI, plantation shutters are a great option because they have many benefits, while still adding the classic southern look to your home’s décor. Plantation shutters are very durable, especially in wet or humid climates. Also, they allow for increased ventilation, even when they are mostly closed, so you will never miss the Hawaiian breeze blowing through your home. Finally, since they are custom fit to your home’s windows, they are the only window treatment that actually increases the value of your home. Design 5 proudly offers three plantation shutter collections from Hunter Douglas that would fit perfectly in your home’s décor.


Made out of real hardwood, the Heritance® collection is the classic plantation shutter. Like most Hunter Douglas shutters, this collection is handcrafted with Truemill® dovetail construction for increased strength and durability. The real hardwood and the dovetail construction makes these shutters built to last! The Heritance® collection can be painted or stained many different colors with the option of six different finishes: glazed, glazed and burnished, classic distressed, heirloom distressed, rustic and textured. Regardless of the finish you choose, the finish has a high luster that requires minimal color maintenance and long-lasting color durability. An extra perk for choosing the Heritance® collection is that Hunter Douglas will make a donation to the Arbor Day Foundation for each shutter purchased.


Combining real wood and modern-day materials, the NewStyle™ collection offers a classic plantation shutter with increased durability. The real wood gives the natural wood finish, while the modern-day materials add resilience and durability. Again, these shutters are handcrafted with the Truemill® dovetail construction for increased strength and durability. Similar to the Heritance® collection, the NewStyle™ shutters are available in a variety of colors with a satin smooth Finetech® Finish. While all shutters are low maintenance, the NewStyle™ shutters are very low maintenance due to the modern-day materials and Finetech® Finish. Usually only an occasional dusting is required to keep these plantation shutters looking pristine!

Palm Beach™

Last, but certainly not least, the Palm Beach™ plantation shutters give the look of real-wood but provide all the benefits of being made from an UV resistant polysatin faux-wood material. This man-made material is guaranteed to never warp, crack, fade, chip, peel or discolor, even in extreme temperatures or high moisture conditions. That feature alone makes these the perfect plantation shutters for bathrooms, kitchens, or other wet and humid climates because they can easily withstand damp or humid conditions. For increased strength and stability, the Palm Beach™ shutters are crafted with interior aluminum bracing and resin blocks instead of the dovetail construction. All of the Palm Beach™ shutters are finished with a DuraLux™ Finish, that is low maintenance, scratch resistant and dent resistant. Overall, these shutters require the least amount of maintenance because they DuraLux™ Finish never requires additional sanding, staining or painting and can be spot cleaned with a mild soap and water.

All of the Hunter Douglas plantation shutters are a great choice to increase your home’s value and to provide an added touch to the décor. It can be difficult to decide which collection would be the right style for your home. Luckily, Design 5 has an expansive Hunter Douglas showcase that allows you to see, touch, and operate all of the available plantation shutters. Together with our team of design professionals, we can decide which plantation shutters would be perfect choice for your home in Honolulu, HI. Stop by or set up a design consultation today!