Should I choose a smooth or textured finish for my shutters? Smooth finish shutters tend to look more modern and suave, whereas textured finish shutters look a little more natural. But the perks to both types of plantation shutter finish go a little bit farther, and in the end it comes down to your own style.Benefits of a smooth finish for shutters – A smooth finish to your shutters offer a clean, chic, fashion-forward look. A smooth finish may be what you want if your home doesn’t have much in the way of wood textured accessories or furniture. A smooth finish makes dust easier to see, compared to a textured finish. We usually recommend a smooth finish for faux wood shutters like Polywood.Benefits of a textured finish for shutters – Shutters with a textured finish add a more natural look to your windows. That’s fantastic if you’re trying to bring the beauty of nature indoors, especially if you want to match the look of your hardwood flooring. A wood grain on your shutter louvers will also make dust more difficult to see, which means you can wait a little longer between regular cleanings. A wood-grain finish looks especially great on real wood shutters in Hartford.