Types of Plantation Shutters

Now that you have decided on installing plantation shutters in your home, the next step is to choose the right style to fit your home’s decor.  Hunter Douglas offers three types of plantation shutters with different options to fit your personal needs and desires, including the Heritance® shutters, the NewStyle™ shutters, and the Palm Beach™ shutters.


The Heritance® collection consists of the classic hardwood shutters that you would recognize from old-time movies.   This collection is handcrafted from real hardwood for the most pristine look.  These shutters are constructed with Truemill® dovetail construction to increase the strength of the joints.  Combining the dovetail construction with the real hardwood material, the Heritance® shutters are designed for durability and an increased lifespan.  The shutters can be customized in a variety of paint and stain colors with one of six finishes, including glazed, glazed and burnished, classic distressed, heirloom distressed, rustic and textured.  All of the finish options are completed with Integra to exhibit a high luster, minimal maintenance, and long-lasting color durability.   As an added bonus, Hunter Douglas will donate to the Arbor Day Foundation for every Heritance® shutter purchased.


The NewStyle™ hybrid shutters are the perfect combination of real wood and modern-day materials, providing the classic look with a durable style.   The man-made material increases the resilience and durability of the shutters, while the real wood provides a natural grain-like finish.  Similar to the Heritance® shutters, the NewStyle™ shutters are made with Truemill® dovetail construction for added strength and durability.  These shutters are available in a variety of colors with the Finetech® Finish in order to create a smooth, satin finish.  Due to the material and finish, the NewStyle™ shutters are very low maintenance, requiring only the occasional dusting.

Palm Beach

The Palm Beach™ collection consists of plantation shutters crafted from an UV resistant polysatin compound.  Unlike the other plantation shutters, the louvers of the Palm Beach™ shutters are designed with interior aluminum bracing and resin blocks for increased strength and stability instead of the standard dovetail construction.  This specially designed material guarantees that the shutters will never warp, crack, fade, chip, peel or discolor.  The material is also perfect for bathrooms or kitchens because it is water resistant and can withstand damp or humid conditions.  The Palm Beach™ shutters are finished with the low maintenance, scratch and dent resistant DuraLux™ Finish, so they will never require sanding, staining or painting.  These shutters require the least maintenance because they can be simply spot cleaned with a mild soap and water.

With so many great plantation shutters to choose from, the hardest decision is picking the right one for your home.   Regardless of your decision, you cannot go wrong with plantation shutters from Hunter Douglas!  As an added bonus, all of the Hunter Douglas plantation shutters include a lifetime-limited guarantee on the construction and quality.  The design experts at The Blind Shop can help you decide which Hunter Douglas plantation shutters would work best for your home in Youngstown, OH and the surrounding areas.  Stop by our showroom or set up a design consultation appointment with us today!