Matching Your New Brunswick Wood Shutters With Your Existing Wood02/05/2018Mike Horn Exposed wood in your New Brunswick home could make it the jewel of your neighborhood. Natural wood flooring, cherry wood furniture, or visible wood beams are trademarks of a handcrafted, stylish home. And to take it a step further, you could match the wood in your interior design with the most stylish New Brunswick wood shutters. We’ll show you how. The Best Way to Incorporate Different Wood Types in Your Home A misconception about hardwood in home 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 that it can be tricky to precisely match wood types: your maple floor, oak furniture, and teak wood shutters are going to naturally vary in tone. Another reason is that if all of the wood in your home matches, everything kind of runs together and you end up with a kind of boring look. What’s more important is to try to coordinate the tone and the grain of the wood in your home. Doing that will give your home a great sense of flow without it being too “samey”. Matching Wood Grains In Your Design Matching wood grains is pretty easy. If your hardwood floors are smooth, go with a smooth finish in your wood shutters to match. If your wood floor is textured, a similar textured grain to your wood shutters keeps that natural style flowing across your home. Matching Wood Tones In Your Design Being able to match wood tones is a little more difficult. When picking the finish of your wood shutters, keep these things in mind: Stick to the same “family” - though you don’t have to use the exact same species of wood, remember which wood types are more formal or casual. Oak, cherry, and mahogany are all rich and formal, while pine, maple, and basswood are all more on the casual side. Walls are natural buffers – matching wood furniture to wood flooring is difficult because they sit right next to each other. Your wall is a natural break between the furniture and shutters, giving you more room to play with different styles. Decide to Be Warm or Cool - Most types of wood naturally carry either a warm or cool tone. Make sure your shutter stain choice complements the mood of the room in addition to the texture. Pick Your Woods in Person All of this talk about matching styles and grains may seem complex, but once you see it in action it will probably make a lot more sense. Get a no-cost in-home consultation with your New Brunswick shutter experts today by calling 732-301-6168 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.