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Wood Floor Color Advice

I have whitewashed cabinets, pale yellow walls and white/gray countertops. What color wood flooring would look best? I want to play down the cabinets and am willing to paint walls too.

Barbara from Anchorage, AK

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December 13, 20060 found this helpful

We just had a very light color hardwood flooring put in. We had our dark brown carpet removed and it looks a huge room now! Hope this helps!

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October 29, 20070 found this helpful

I have a slate gray with black grout wall/fireplace. Red walls...what color flooring can I use. I wanted to use a gray but can find any in that color?

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October 31, 20080 found this helpful

I have traditional furniture. Floral fabric recliner, burgundy leather recliner with grommets, & a couch and loveseat in an elegant burgundy/gold/subdued green plaid. Couch & loveseat will be replaced in a year or 2 so not too concerned about them. Dining room has medium antique oak table, china closet and buffet. LR and DR open to each other. Both add up to about 400 sft. Not big rooms. Fairly good natural light.

Can't decide on color of new hardwood floor. Buying prefinished so limited in choice. House is colonial so i feel like the lighter colors wouldn't work well and am leaning toward a gunstock color which appears to be medium in color but does have some red in it.

Any suggestions? Hate to make a mistake.

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October 31, 20080 found this helpful

Go with a darker floor--russet or burgundy. It will be elegant.

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December 10, 20060 found this helpful

We have regency bronze color cabinets in our kitchen and the floor type is vinyl. We are planning to have hardwood floor in the kitchen. Please let me know what color (hardwood) floor do I need to choose. I am interested in contrasting colors. Would a butterscotch hardwood color be fine? Also, please let me know if the matching hardwood colors looks great in this case (with regency bronze cabinets).

Best Regards,
Tara from Pennsylvania


Hardwood Floor Color Suggestions

Whatever you do, be sure to take flooring samples home and lay them on the floor next your cabinets. Look at them in the daylight, with and without the lights on and later after dark with the lights on. Store lighting can distort the way colors look.

As far as the color itself, I would recommend a strong contrast between your flooring a cabinets, either lighter or darker, so that you don't end up with the look of endless wood. (08/05/2005)


By Teresa

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