New Window Styles and Home Trends for 2017 in San Jose

Curtis Orton

The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to update your home design and window treatments with the best new styles of 2017. Whether it’s painting your living room, buying new window treatments or swapping out furnishings, we have tips on what’s hot in 2017 for interior design and window treatment trends in San Jose.

Dusky Colors & Pastels

Both pastels and dusky tones are seeing more use while clear, vibrant colors are seeing less use. Shades of gray, blue and green are very popular as are muted hues of pink, blue, and yellow. Many shades on the palette are evocative of nature from sky blue to Pantone’s color of the year, “Greenery.”. Neutral tones are still found in the color palette with whites, grays and darker tans giving balance to other tones.

Pastel green wall in San Jose kitchen with shutters.

Painting some of your walls in a neutral tone and then adding in flashes of color through feature walls, accessories, and small furnishings might be one of the simplest methods to update the color in your home. Then it’s simple to have the latest colors in your interior design now and change the little things out when color schemes adapt in the future. For additional color inspiration, check out Behr’s colors trends for 201

When thinking about new window coverings, pick ones in neutral tones such as Polywood® plantation shutters in white or a wood-like stain. These will blend in easily with any style or color scheme and can stay in place when you switch room colors in the future.

Natural Textures

Natural textures continue to be popular this year. Fibers in vogue include weaved material in rugs or baskets, rustic wood, and twine. We’re seeing these textures showing up in new places including on headboards, furniture, and conversation pieces. Think of how you can incorporate what you already own and add texture to it like wrapping a frame in twine or creating artwork from old wood.

San Jose bedroom with recycled wood shutters.

Adding textures to your design through window treatments add another degree of style to your décor. Reclaimed wood shutters are built using aged, knotted wood that was once part of fences or homes. The wood has unique grains and divots that bring an intrinsic feel to any house. Additional window treatments that add texture include Ovation® wood shutters or natural woven shades.


Accessories and furnishings that incorporate a variety of metals are becoming popular across San Jose. Wrought iron, brass, and nickel are especially popular currently. You can add metals to your décor by finding industrial, homespun, and/or older pieces such as stools, chairs, or light fixtures that are built from metals. Also, don’t shy away from using nickel or pewter in your sinks or hardware for a more contemporary look.

Contemporary style barn door in San Jose kitchen.

Sliding barn doors and barn door shutters are a great way to bring in some metals and add an industrial or rustic look to your home. Barn doors are constructed from solid wood and are available in a wide array of hardware such as rollers, sliding tracks, and pull handles that are made of steel.

Learn More About 2017’s Window Treatment Fashions

If you’re in the market for a new look for your home, first think about your window treatments. Call Sunburst Shutters San Jose at 916-542-1305 or fill out the form below to schedule your complimentary in-home window consultation and find the best window treatments for your individual home, style, and budget.