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How To Pick Colors To Complement White Oak Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters & Good Color Combinations

With over 60 species of oaks in the United States, it’s no surprise that oak plantation shutters are a very popular choice. Of course, many decisions have to be made about which type of oak to use as all species are separated into two categories; red oak and white oak. If you have chosen white oak plantation shutters for the warmth of the yellow to brown undertones, your next dilemma may be which colors to choose for complementary décor or walls. Today, we are sharing a few things to consider when choosing your surrounding color palette. 

First, decide whether or not you want to draw the eye directly to the beauty of your white oak plantation shutters or if you want the wooden shutters to blend in with the background.

If you would like them to “pop out” stick to colors that are opposite of the wood’s natural hues. Likewise, a nice neutral gray color will allow your light colored oak to be the center of attention. If you want them to blend in choose a color that is close to the undertones of the oak such as yellow, orange, or a brown color.

If you’re shooting for an earthy feel to your space, going for darker greens or olive tones provides a more natural element to complement your natural, white oak plantation shutters. 

If you are thinking of keeping things a bit more crisp and would like to stick to white walls then consider that the warm undertones of the white oak plantation shutters may make your white space look a little too bare. Instead, opt for an off-white color that’s more creamy than stark white as this will enhance the look of your shutters a bit more.

As always, if you’re looking for white oak plantation shutters and need help with color choices, we would be happy to help you. Contact Kirtz® Shutters at 1-800-416-6455!