Matching Your Hartford Wood Shutters With The Wood In Your Home

Holly Perron

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Exposed wood in your Hartford home could make it the best on the block. Wood flooring, classic oak furniture, or visible wood beams are hallmarks of a handcrafted, luxurious home. And to take it even further, you can accentuate the wood in your home with the highest quality Hartford wood shutters. We’ll show you how.

The Best Way to Incorporate Multiple Wood Tones in Your Home

A misconception about using natural wood in interior design is that you need to match the wood species across all parts of your home. That’s not a great idea for two reasons. The first is because it can be hard to precisely match wood types: your engineered wood floor, oak furniture, and teak wood shutters are going to naturally vary in tone. The second reason is that if you match all the wood in your home, everything kind of runs together and nothing really stands out.

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What’s more important is to try to coordinate the tone and the grain of the wood in your furnishings. Doing that will give your place a great sense of direction without it getting too “samey”.

Coordinating Wood Grains In Your Home

Matching wood grains is pretty straightforward. If your wood flooring is smooth, go with a smooth finish for your wood shutters to match. If your wood floor is wire-brushed or hand-scraped, a similar grain to your wood shutters keeps that nature-driven style flowing across your home.

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Coordinating Wood Tones In Your Home

Attempting to match wood tones is a little trickier. When picking the color stain of your wood shutters, keep these things in mind:

  • Try to keep within the same “family” - but you don’t have to use the exact same species of wood, remember which wood types are more formal or casual. Cherry and oak are more formal, whereas maple and pine are all more on the casual side.

  • Walls are natural buffers – matching wood furnishings to a wood floor is difficult since they sit right next to each other. Your wall is a natural buffer between wood shutters and the rest of your decor, giving you more room to play with differing styles.

  • Stay Warm or Stay Cool - Most wood species will be naturally warm or cool in tone. Choose wood shutters that match the tone of the room as well as the texture.

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Choose Your Woods in Person

All of this discussion about matching tones and styles might seem complex, but seeing the difference in person makes it much easier. Get a no-cost in-home consultation with your Hartford shutter experts today by calling 860-266-5459 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.