Should I choose a smooth or wood-grain finish for my shutters? Shutters with a smooth finish tend to look more modern and suave, while shutters with a textured finish look more natural and historic. But the benefits to each style of plantation shutter finish go a little bit farther, and ultimately come down to your own taste.Benefits of shutters with a smooth finish – A smooth finish to your shutters offer a clean, sleek, sophisticated look. If your home doesn’t have many other wood surfaces like hardwood floors or exposed beams, you might not want a smooth finish. A smooth finish makes dust easier to see, compared to a wood grain finish. We usually recommend a smooth finish for faux wood shutters like Polywood.Benefits of shutters with a wood grain finish – A wood grain finish on your shutters offers a more natural, somewhat historic look to your shutters. That’s perfect if you want to bring the look of nature indoors, especially if you want to accentuate the look of your hardwood flooring. A wood grain on your shutters can also make it harder to see dust, meaning you can wait a little longer between regular cleanings. A textured finish looks especially great on real wood shutters in Indianapolis.