Matching Your Colorado Springs Wood Shutters With The Wood In Your Home

Gary Harding

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Exposed wood in your Colorado Springs home could make it the best on the block. Natural wood floors, classic oak furniture, or visible wood beams are standard in a handcrafted, stylish homestead. And to take it a step further, you should match the wood in your interior design with the best Colorado Springs wood shutters. Sunburst will teach you how.

How to Weave Multiple Wood Tones in Your Home

A misconception about hardwood in home fashion is that you need to match the wood species across all parts of your home. That’s not the best idea for a few reasons. The first is that it can be pretty difficult to match the exact wood types: your cherry floor, oak furniture, and teak wood shutters are going to naturally vary in tone. Another reason is that if all of the wood in your home matches, everything tends to run together and nothing really stands out.

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What’s more important is to match the tone and the grain of the wood in your furnishings. Doing that will give your home a great sense of style without it getting boring or plain.

Coordinating Wood Grains In Your Home

Matching wood grains is pretty straightforward. If your wood flooring is smooth, choose a smooth finish on your wood shutters to match. If your wood floor is textured, a similar textured grain to your wood shutters keeps that exposed rustic style flowing across your home.

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Coordinating Wood Tones In Your Home

Being able to match wood tones can be a little more difficult. When picking the stain of your wood shutters, keep a few things in mind:

  • Stick to the same “family” - but you don’t have to match the wood species exactly, keep in mind which wood types are more formal or casual. Mahogany and cherry tend to be more formal, whereas pine, maple, and basswood are closer to casual.

  • Walls are natural buffers – matching wood furniture to wood flooring is hard because one is directly on top of the other. Your wall offers a natural break between wood shutters and the rest of your decor, giving you more room to experiment with different styles.

  • Decide to Be Warm or Cool - Most wood species naturally carry either a warm or cool tone. Make sure your shutter stain choice complements the mood of the room in addition to the texture.

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Choose Your Woods in Person

All of this talk about coordinating tones and styles can seem complex, but it all comes together when you see it in person. Schedule a free in-home consultation with your Colorado Springs shutter experts today by calling 303-625-6431 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.