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.Perks 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.Perks of shutters with a wood grain finish – Shutters with a textured finish offer a more natural look in your home. 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 don’t have to wipe them down as often as you would if they were smooth. A textured finish looks especially great on real wood shutters in Indianapolis.