Should Kitchen Cabinets Match The Hardwood Floors?

Most of the people, whether they are constructing a new home or dealing with renovations, are known to struggle with the idea of matching the kitchen cabinets with the hardwood floors.To speak frankly, should the cabinets and floors be of contrast or same colors, is totally a matter of preference and personal choice. It actually depends on the ultimate look desired by you.

Few people generally prefer to introduce a color distinction between the cabinets and floors in order to avoid a monotonous look, and it does not appear that the floors are simply wrapping up the cabinets. Moreover, one is essentially furniture and other is flooring.

Dark hardwood floors when matched with light colored cabinets can go a long way in creating a distinct focal point and contrasting style. Brazilian walnut colored or cherry rich hardwood floors when paired with a light grain hardwood such as maple or hickory lighten the atmosphere, create and light and bright interiors and add more drama to the room.

On the other hand, many people stick with same color tones for kitchen cabinets and hardwood floors so that can follow the selected theme, bring together the things, impart an elegant look, create warm and intimate atmosphere, and maintain uniformity.

Choosing dark colored kitchen cabinets to go with dark hardwood floors creates a cohesive look and uniform effect in the room. Matching the patterns, grains, or colors of the cabinets and flooring can be really helpful to impart the room with an overwhelmed and flowy look. Complementing them further with coordinating wall colors as well as decorative accents can enhance the decoration of the room and take it to a new level. It must be mentioned that accent pieces are known to stand out better in a room featuring uniform appearance.{picture sources:1,2,3,and 4}.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on March 12th, 2012


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