So, here are a couple questions to help you decide how to proceed.
How long are you planning on living in this house? If you are planing on staying for a while, then the options open up - as you don't need to worry about what another buyer might think. If you are moving within a 1-5 years, then stick with a matching white or bright white. It will bring lots of light into the space, will not risk chasing off potential buyers, and will generally be easier to keep looking clean and new.
How important is heat control to you? If you live in a place where 117 degrees is fairly common, then white will keep the window areas cooler. If heat is not an issue, then you can play with all sorts of color options.
Do you want a clean, bright, modern look or a more classic rich look? And, this is really the crux of the matter. For the clean, bright, modern look stick with a white faux or wood blind. If you like a richer, classic look, then move to a stained wood in one of the darker richer tones.
In today's marketplace, white outsells stains by a huge margin, so it is clearly the preferred style for today's taste and economics. With that said, when we do have an opportunity to complete a project with real stained wood blinds, the results are always stunning.
With any luck, by asking yourself these few questions you can work through the critical thinking process of whether to purchase white or stained faux wood or wood blinds.
We would love to help you with your wood or faux wood blind project. Also, for a rough idea of what your project might cost, check out our online wood and faux wood blind calculator.