Can a mismatched hardwood floor look good?
Our house, having been built in the early '90s, is all honey oak -- baseboards, doors, window trim, staircases, kitchen cabinets, built-ins -- and my husband refuses to consider purchasing anything else in that orange-y color. Fair enough.
But now we're discussing replacing our existing main floor carpeting and tile with hardwood, and he wants a dark floor... but he doesn't want the hassle of replacing or staining any of the other woods. I can't imagine using one color for the floor while EVERY other piece of wood is a completely different color.
Would it look ridiculous, as I suspect? Or am I just a traditionalist? Could a darker stain work, if the wood itself matched? Has anyone ever done this successfully, or seen it done? Photos?