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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!

Mahogany Plantation Shutters

Wall Colors To Complement Mahogany Shutters

Aesthetically Pleasing Tones & Mahogany Shutters

Being a home builder can be so rewarding, yet it takes a lot of decision making to finish building an outstanding home. There are a lot of choices you have to make to please your customers and if you’ve chosen mahogany shutters, you’re next home building project will be complete with this high-end treat. The African quarter sawn mahogany used by Kirtz® to create our mahogany plantation shutters ensures the highest quality finish. The challenging part for some home builders can be decorating the rest of the house with the finesse necessary to highlight the custom work.

Since the natural color of mahogany changes with age from pinkish to more of a copper or reddish-brown it may be difficult to decide which complementary wall color to choose. In most cases, mahogany plantation shutters are best matched with other accents around the room such as a color in a tile backsplash in the kitchen or the room’s base trim, crown molding, or interior doors.

What any wood lover knows is that the true beauty of the wood definitely deserves to have a background that reflects its character. So how do you choose what you think your customers will love? The truth is that color preferences add a personal touch and while you’ll want to look for colors that will enhance the finish of the wood, this can be done in many different ways.

For example, a contrasting light, creamy beige color will draw the eye more to the decorative accents and, of course, to the mahogany plantation shutters. Additionally, light green, earthy tones will provide a maximum contrast. Gray is a very adaptable color with varying shades from the spectrum of cool to warm, all of which can be very relatable to mahogany.

So, no matter what your end goal is, whether you want to provide a bold statement or a subtle one, with the right color choice the end result is bound to be stunning and your customer will swoon over your choice of Kirtz® mahogany plantation shutters.

If you’re a home builder looking to add a touch of elegance, let us help you with your next shutter project. Contact us at 1-800-416-6455!