Saturday, May 5, 2012

Cabinets and Floors...

We had another dilemma today choosing hardwood floor colors that match our cabinets. I love really dark cabinets and dark hardwoods.

Here is what we definitely want:

  • Cabinets: Maple Espresso
  • Granite: St. Cecilia
The dilemma comes in with the floors..the darkest color option was Cherry. I'm not sure they will look right with the Expresso cabinets and I don't know what to do. We have hardwoods on the entire first floor by the way.


  1. I don't understand why pretty much all hardwood options are some variation of red...Do that many people really want red-toned flooring? We wanted dark floors too, but ended up going with the one that was the most neutral (ashy) brown, and I am really happy with them.

  2. You might ask them if they have any pictures of other houses with the same cabinets and floors so you can see what it will look like.

  3. We also went with the Espresso cabinets, and ended up with a latte mahogany floor as a non-standard option. But the hickory looked really good with it, as did some of the hand-scraped engineered options.

    Good luck! You'll have to post pics of what you choose.

  4. We did our entire first floor, the stairs, and the upstairs hallway in hardwoods.

    I loved the dark brown hand scraped hardwoods, but my husband nixed the idea. We actually went with maple hardwoods in a cinnamon color - they are gorgeous. But we went with the light cabinets and black granite.

  5. I love the Cecilia light granite looks so good with the darker cabinets. So much fun to pick and choose!

  6. HI, what colors floors did you end up using? They look beautiful!