Your shutters can be finished in whichever shade you choose. We have a standard selection of 10 standard whites and off-whites and 15 different stains. We recommend you choose a colour in keeping with your interior design scheme. For example if your window frames and skirting and architraves are a soft white, you should try and match your shutters as closely as possible to this. Choosing a cream finish against white woodwork might make your shutters appear faded and in need of re-painting.
Don’t get too hung up however with finding a perfect match. When sunlight reflects off the shutters it’s difficult to notice any difference between shades on two different surfaces. Almost 95% of our customers choose a white or an off-white finsh for their shutters over a dark stained finish. A bright surface will reflect more light into your room as well as giving a bright and uplifting appearance.
Use a dark rich stain for more formal areas of your home. A dark walnut can look fantastic in a study for example and our premium grade basswood reveals a beautiful grain when stained.
Next we choose a louvre size