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Kitchen floor, cabinet and granite counter colors - opinions need

Posted by jphillips_3 (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 12, 13 at 23:58

I fell in love with black granite when I thought we were keeping our honey oak cabinets. Since then we have decided to replace those also -- going maple. The backsplash I have picked out is glass with browns, grays and slight green in it (see pics). The black granite looks good with it. The dark maple cabinets look good... but I'm not sure that the black granite looks good with the dark cabinets. It doesn't "pop" -- however it is a very "rich" look which is what we are going for.

I don't have a style -- I am rather eclectic. However, the look I am going for is classy and "upscale" -- yet comfortable and practical for a family with four kids. I don't like the rustic look in flooring or cabinets.

We would have loved wood floors -- but with kids and a dog, we just can't do it. So, we decided on ceramic tile that looks like wood. Many were "rustic" (look for cabin)... but did decide on and now love the one in the pictures -- medium color with a slight gloss on the surface gives it the rich look we want.

Now... does it work together though?? I was told by one person helping, yes.... black granite, dark maple and medium wood tile floor is great. Another said counter, backsplash and cabinets are awesome together -- but are cool colors and floor is warm, so no! FYI -- thinking a gray paint... one shade darker than greige (gray-beige).

backsplash with dark maple cabinet, black granite and medium wood colored tile (granite blends more and doesn't "pop"?... is there both warm and color colors going on?)
medium maple cabinet, black granite and medium wood colored tile (cabinet too similar to the floor??)
use a different granite -- like tropical brown -- maybe more practical with kids prints... but doesn't provide that classy look??
Use a different floor -- tile store suggested one with various color tiles including grays and browns... in the picture. Colors match nice with the backsplash, but it is overall less "classy" and more rustic at least up close.

HELP! I need to nail down these decisions soon!

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RE: Kitchen floor, cabinet and granite counter colors - opinions

Sorry there's no picture that I can see. btw I feel your pain

RE: Kitchen floor, cabinet and granite counter colors - opinions

Just to throw you one more curve: I've had narual hardwood floor sin my kitchen for 20+ years with dogs and kids, who used to race their tricycles and chase the dogs around the house. The floors are still in pretty good shape although may need some refinishing at one point. We used what was called at the time "Pacific Strong", similar to today's Bona Commercial.
Only drawback (advantage) is that one can't see the dirt on the floor.

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