Matching Your Honolulu Wood Shutters With The Wood In Your Home

Darren Wong

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Natural wood in your Honolulu home could make it the envy of all your neighbors. Wood flooring, cherry wood furniture, or exposed wood beams are hallmarks of a handcrafted, luxurious house. And to take it even further, you could complement the wood in your interior design with the highest quality Honolulu wood shutters. We’ll show you how.

How to Mix and Match Multiple Wood Tones in Your Home

A misconception about using natural wood in home design is that you should use the same type of wood in every part of your home. That’s not a great idea for two reasons. The first is that it can be pretty difficult to exactly match wood types: your cherry floor, mahogany furniture, and teak wood shutters will naturally look different. The second reason is that if all of the wood in your home matches, it all runs together and you end up with a kind of boring look.

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The more important thing is to match the tone and the grain of the wood in your interior. Doing that will give your space a great sense of flow without it getting boring or plain.

Coordinating Wood Grains In Your Home

Matching the grain is fairly simple. If your hardwood floors are smooth, choose a smooth finish in your wood shutters to match. If your wood floor is wire-brushed or hand-scraped, a similar textured grain to your wood shutters keeps that natural style flowing all through your space.

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Coordinating Wood Tones In Your Home

Being able to match wood tones is a little trickier. When choosing the 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, think about which wood types are more formal or casual. Oak, cherry, and mahogany are all more formal, whereas pine, maple, and basswood are a little more casual.

  • Walls are natural buffers – matching wood furnishings to a wood floor is hard because they sit right next to each other. Your wall is a natural buffer between the furniture and shutters, giving you wiggle room to experiment with various styles.

  • Stay Warm or Stay Cool - Most wood species naturally carry either a warm or cool tone. Go with shutters that go with the mood of the room in addition to the texture.

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Choose Your Woods in Person

All of this talk about matching tones and styles might seem complex, but seeing the difference in person makes it much easier. Get a free in-home consultation with your Honolulu shutter experts today by calling 808-797-2004 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.