Which floor goes well with walnut-colored cabinets?
We're building a new house, and I really like the color of walnut. I picked a front door stained in walnut. In the kitchen I'm going to have Medallion Knotty Alder cabinets in walnut color, and an antique-white colored island. The floor in the kitchen will be earth-toned ceramic. Now I can't decide which floor color to do for the adjacent family room and breakfast nook. I do like country style but don't want log cabin rustic. Now I'm considering hickory stained in a dark brown color (provincial), or natural white oak.
What do you think? Shall I go with dark or light? A true walnut floor would be perfect but it is beyond my budget. Brazillian cherry looks nice but the red tone may clash with the walnut in kitchen and front door.
The picture is not my house, but the colors of the cabinets and tiles are very close to mine.
Any suggestions... it such a hard decision! Thanks!