Aluminium Louvres and shutters are a great way to bring a bit of the outdoors in. By opening up the blades, air and light can be let in in just the right amounts. All over New Zealand, houses are having louvres and shutters installed to make the most of this versatile home addition.
From making your home cool during the warm summer to keeping you snug and cosy during the colder winter, louvres and shutters give you flexibility and freedom. Louvres and shutters are available in many different anodised or powdercoat colours and styles to suit every home. Some colours, of course, are more popular than others, so let’s look at what’s trending in New Zealand homes right now.
Favourite louvre and shutter colours in New Zealand homes
- White: White has always been the most versatile and safest colour to pair with anything else. Louvres and shutters in white offset the base colour of any wall well and add borders to a plain looking structure. White contrasts perfectly with every colour from black, silver through to burnt reds or olive greens. There are many ‘white’ powdercoat colours to choose from and is always a great choice.
- Cream: Creamy ‘cream’ colours for louvres and shutters in New Zealand homes are popular. Warmer than white cream is a pleasing, comforting colour and goes well with colours in the spectrum. When paired well, cream-coloured louvres and shutters can look elegant and even sophisticated
- Light browns: Flowing on from ‘creams’ are our lighter wood grain finishes taking inspiration from Scandanavia and coastal living. A light wood grain powdercoat finish or a light brown powedercoat finish create a relaxed and casual look as compared to the more formal looking dark varieties. Light browns too go well with a whole host of colour schemes and fit seamlessly into the design of the home.
- Copper: Copper is a powdercoat colour that is being specified more and more. Teamed up with matt black is a popular colour way for louvres and shutters in New Zealand homes. Two tone opening roofs look amazing. We are seeing a trend with dark opening roof frames with copper louvre blades.
- Dark grey: New Zealand homes also are showing a trend for the use of darker colours in their louvres and shutters. Dark grey is another popular colour seen often in houses around the country. Dark grey contrasts beautifully with other colour schemes in your home or building and also with nature. Dark grey paired with white or light grey walls adds dimension and contemporary aesthetics to your home or building.