White kitchens with dark floors- I don't get it
I've been looking at a lot of pictures of white kitchens, and it seems like most of them use dark wood floors in those kitchens.
Is there an underlying design reason for why you'd choose dark floors in a white kitchen?
I get that white kitchens makes the kitchen look bigger, airy, bright, and all that.
I get that you'd choose wood floors to 'warm' up the kitchen so it doesn't feel sterile or cold.
And, I get that you usually choose something darker for the floor.
But, it seems incongruous to me that you'd choose dark floors which don't seem that 'warm' to 'warm' up a kitchen.
And, if you're trying to make the kitchen feel airy and bright with all that white, then the dark floors would seem like they'd negate that feeling. To keep the space light and airy, wouldn't you want flooring that wasn't so dark?
Do you think this white kitchen/dark floor combo will look dated in a few years? Or, is there a underlying design reason for why this combination works and thus it won't become dated that soon?