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Matching Your Phoenix Wood Shutters With Your Existing Wood

February 05, 2018

 Natural wood in your Phoenix home can make it the jewel of your neighborhood. Hardwood floors, mahogany furniture, or exposed wood beams are hallmarks of a handcrafted, luxurious homestead. And if you want to take it a step further, you should match the wood in your interior design with the highest quality Phoenix wood shutters. Let’s find out how.

How to Incorporate Multiple Wood Tones in Your Home

A commonly held belief about hardwood in home design is that you need to exactly match the wood types across your home. That’s not the best idea for two reasons. The first is that it can be hard 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 you match all the wood in your home, everything tends to run together and you end up with a kind of boring look.

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What’s more important is to match the tone and the grain of the wood in your interior. That’s what will give your place a great sense of style without it being too “samey”.

Matching Wood Grains In Your Home

Matching the grain is fairly easy. If your hardwood floors are smooth, go with a smooth finish on your wood shutters to match. If your wood floor is wire-brushed or hand-scraped, a similar grain to your wood shutters keeps that natural style flowing up the wall.

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Matching Wood Tones In Your Home

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

  • Try to keep within the same “family” - though you don’t need to use the exact same species of wood, think about which species of wood are more formal or casual. Mahogany and cherry tend to be a bit more formal, while pine and basswood are a little more casual.

  • Walls give you white space – matching wood furniture to wood flooring is a little tricky because they sit right next to each other. Your wall is a natural break between wood shutters and the rest of your decor, giving you wiggle room to play with different styles.

  • Decide to Be Warm or Cool - Most woods will be naturally warm or cool in tone. Make sure your shutter stain choice complements the tone 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 daunting, but it all comes together when you see it in person. Get a no-cost in-home consultation with your Phoenix shutter experts today by calling480-485-7743 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.