In our experience, most consumers play it safe and go with the clean look of white plantation shutters. But, maybe you should ask - Do you want your shutters stained to match your floors, furniture or cabinetry? In the many projects we have completed for clients where they choose a stained shutter to match their floors, furniture or cabinetry - we can honesty say that the results have been stunning. This is helped by the fact that stained shutters generally utilize a premium wood, so that the natural beauty of the wood is highlighted by the stain.
The most common design application for stained shutters is in larger estate type homes with a Tuscany decor or where a stained shutter is used to match r compliment wood floors.
Of course, we would love to help you choose a louver size for your plantation shutter project. Also, check out our online shutter cost calculator for a rough idea of what new shutters might cost.