Clever idea needed, something large, flat, and brown?
So i've been busy driving DH crazy sticking cardboard boxes everywhere trying to mock up different aspects of the kitchen (the "table" goes up today!) and trying to pin down some general color decisions.
He really wants a dark floor. Like Globus cork Maple, or Sable, or Walnut (we are almost certain about the cork, so working with their glue down tile colors). He also really wants dark cabinets, we are likely using Maple Bellmont 1900 series cabinets (definitely Bellmont, very likely Maple) in one of their darker stains.
He's at least very consistent in liking that combination when shown pictures on houzz, so he's made his stand. He did agree to compromise and not get a dark counter if we get dark floor and cabinets.
While I like the dark colors separately, I'm concerned it will be too much in our small kitchen even with good lighting. I even like the dark colors together, just not sure we can make it work.
So I am on a quest to find something dark brown to cover the floor for a bit so we can see how that affects the room. I'd also like to find a darker color brown to cover at least some lower cabinets so we can see the effect of the two together.
Any ideas? Hopefully that would not require spending a bunch of money on new towels or similar just for this experiment? I know there must be a solution or two that I'm just not seeing.