Choosing a Hardwood Floor Color?

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Choosing the best color for you hardwood floor can be daunting. Dark colors tend to show dirt and dust more so than lighter ones. Similarly, if the floor is exposed to a lot of sunlight and rugs are used, darker colors will show more fading. This is a page about choosing a hardwood flooring color.

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September 11, 2008

I just bought a house, the kitchen has light oak cabinets and a cream colored laminate counter top. The walls are beige colored too. What color of hardwood floor should I get?

P from Cleveland, OH


September 12, 20080 found this helpful
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Seeing everything in your kitchen is light colors...why don't you do your floor in multicolored hardwood. That way you willbring some depth to you room. I have seen them and they are beautiful!

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September 12, 20080 found this helpful
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Match the floor to the cabinets as close as possible and choose some fun colors to paint the walls :-) Walls are easier and less expensive to repaint when you get tired of the colors than replacing a hardwood floor ;-)

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July 20, 2011

I am looking to install hardwood flooring in place of carpet in my family room, living room, hallways, and kitchen. I have medium to dark oak furniture and cabinets in the kitchen. I have cream countertops. I have light green walls. What color flooring should I use?

By Sandra S.


July 20, 20110 found this helpful
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I would suggest a light golden oak. Dark finishes show dust and dirt. I think this might look best with your furniture and wall colors.

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December 20, 2011

I just purchased condo on the 18th floor with a full southern view. I am thinking maybe I will get hardwood eventually. What colour or shade should I use? Thank you.

By Glen


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With a southern view it means there will always be sun. I would go with a light color like oak to avoid problems with uneven fading if you plan to use throw rugs or furniture.

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August 10, 2011

I am planning to replace of my old kitchen cabinets with cherry wood. My couches are plush (pastel pinkish) color. My entire house has hardwood flooring except the kitchen, bathroom, and entrance foyer. I am planning to install multi-colors (more on reddish brown) on my kitchen floor, entrance foyer, and bathroom floor. What color should I choose for the hardwood floor? The kitchen, dining room, and living room are sort of an open concept. Thanks.

By Angie

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