Dark maple hw floors and cabinets...help please :)
Just signed up but I've read a fair amount of posts here over the past several months. My wife and I are having a new house built so we've been busy trying to make all of the decisions that come along with that. I think I've finally got to the point where I'd like to get some suggestions/ideas/etc.
I'm going to have some more questions, but I'll start with our flooring/cabinet choices. We are planning on doing engineered maple wood floors that are very dark (I know, dust, but they are what my wife wants). We are doing an open concept so these floors will run through the kitchen, dining area, and living room. I'll look into how to post pics so I can show you a rough idea of how things are layed out.
We are planning on doing maple shaker style cabinets. We were planning to go dark stain on these as well, but I'm really not sure how this will look and what shade would look good. It will be hard to go darker then the floors so I'm thinking we should go slightly lighter, assuming trying to match the floors is not a good idea. Opinions on this? Does anyone have any pictures showing dark hardwood floors with dark cabinets?
We are planning to do white trim (baseboards, casing) and doors in our house. Due to the dark wood we also plan to do a lighter/brighter paint color. For counter tops we are thinking about using the Formica 180fx. Really looking for suggestions on all of this though...having a heck of a time visualizing everything together.
I'll see if I can swing buy the flooring store and take a picture of the flooring sample as well.
Thanks in advance for your help!