Should I choose a smooth or wood-grain finish for my shutters? Smooth finish shutters have a more chic look, while shutters with a textured finish look a bit more historic. However the perks to both types of plantation shutter finish go a little bit farther, and in the end it comes down to your own personal preference.Perks of shutters with a smooth finish – A smooth finish to your shutters offer a clean, sleek, modern look. If you don’t have many other wood accessories like hardwood floors or exposed beams, you might not want a smooth finish. A smooth finish makes dust easier to see, compared to a wood grain finish. We typically recommend a smooth finish for faux wood shutters like Polywood.Perks of shutters with a textured finish – A textured finish on your shutters offers a more natural, somewhat historic look to your shutters. That’s fantastic if you’re trying to bring the look of nature indoors, particularly if you want to complement the look of your hardwood flooring. A textured finish on your shutters can also make it harder to see dust, meaning you won’t need to dust them as often as you would if they had a smooth finish. A textured finish looks especially great on real wood shutters in Colorado Springs.