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Dark Cabinets- what floor color?

Posted by sherriz (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 22, 10 at 18:41

I'm planning on an Espresso or chocolate colored shaker rift White Oak cabinets with Bianco Antico granite. I am practically paralyzed as to what color stain to put on my 2" oak floors. I know that the darker I go, the kitchen could end up being overall too dark. The kitchen will have a lot of light from windows and skylights. The kitchen floor is the same floor throughout the house so whatever I end up in the kitchen will set the color theme for the rest of the house. I prefer not to go too light.

What do you recommend and can anyone post pictures?

Thanks so much


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RE: Dark Cabinets- what floor color?

Here are some ideas, maybe they can help you visualize
your own space. Most are not Bianco but you can pretend
while looking at the floors.
~boxerpups

NKBA winner
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K4on
dark cabinets


Fbaea
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Ocean 6
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Wendy's favorite things
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This is not Bianco but you can see how pretty
the floors are.
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Google Custom Kitchens
dark cabinets


dark cabinets


This is not wood but you can see the contrast
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Tampa Kitchen and Bath Designers
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These are marble counters but at least you can see
how lovely the dark floors and dark cabs can look
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I have Minwax English Chestnut on my red oak floors. I like it, but I like English Chestnut even more on white oak floors.

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RE: Dark Cabinets- what floor color?

We have med/dark cherry cabinets and bianco antico granite. Our red oak floors were stained chestnut (from Sherwin Williams) and they look great with the darker cabinets. We are still mid-renvo, but I'll try to get some pictures posted tomorrow for you.


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Personally I would not stain the oak, and get it finished naturally.


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RE: Dark Cabinets- what floor color?

@mom2reese--where did you get that amazing light fixture?!


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