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Old 03-04-2013, 04:38 AM
 
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We are getting cherry bordouex cabinets. The hard wood color choices are oak gunstocks, saddle or cherry.
We were initially thinking cherry, but now I am beginning to think that it's might get too much of cherry with the floor and the cabinets.

Which do you guys suggest we should go with. Any pictures that I can see to help me out.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:43 AM
 
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Depends on the stains you choose as much as the wood.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:09 AM
 
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Consider a lighter color floor to help your cabinets stand out more. Otherwise, the whole room gets washed out if everything is dark or the same stain color.

What type of hardwood are they installing or is it already down? I recently had new hardwoods installed on my entire 1st floor, 3" wide red oak. We went completely natural, no stain. Semi-gloss finish coat.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:36 PM
 
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The hardwood color options are Oak - saddle, gunstock and cherry.
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:34 PM
 
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The hardwood color options are Oak - saddle, gunstock and cherry.
Does that mean it's an engineered or laminate flooring?
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:21 PM
 
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I feel your pain. After a while making choices becomes a real chore-not fun like you expected it to be.
If you like the cherry finish on the sample I would stick with the look. Being on a different angle it will not look exactly like the cabinets but both will be a rich warm color.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:06 PM
 
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If you're feeling overwhelmed with all these decisions, get some help from an interior designer/decorator. They are a wealth of information and can save a ton of time... and sanity!
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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If the Cherry Bordeaux cabs are dark, then imagine a kitchen with dark cabs and dark floors! It might be like cooking in a cave. You probably want to use a lighter floor. It is hard to imagine the finish colors from the names, so I'm going to recommend you go lighter. Hold the finish samples up to the cabinet samples, and see which one looks best.

In general, I think that warm colors on the walls (your cabs) look best with contrasting cooler colors. But so much depends on the floor finishes you have to choose from.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:56 AM
 
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I'm not sure how dark your cabinets are, but here is a stock photo for cherry floors & cabinets.

Congrats & enjoy your new kitchen!





While it looks nice and matches, I would recommend laying a floor with more variation in the color, if you like the look. It will be a lot more forgiving for dents & dust.



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Old 03-05-2013, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Hi Joules! You know, I had cherry cabs that were much lighter. It is just so hard to tell without photos what the OP has to work with. But I think your photos show that a dark cab and dark floors is a lot of dark!
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