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Old 10-29-2014, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Madison, AL
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What about this cabinet/countertop combination, but with a much lighter flooring, like a natural maple or hickory? Too much contrast?

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I think that looks great. And notice how the paint color (on the tiny sliver of wall you see in the pic) blends nicely with the veining on the counters

I think a lighter floor would look nice, actually. That's a whole lotta dark going on in the picture.
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Old 10-29-2014, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Here's an example of marble counter, dark cabinet, light floor.

I personally like the way it looks with a dark floor better than with a light, but that's just personal taste, I don't think it looks bad or anything.
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:38 AM
 
Location: A tropical island
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The house we bought several months ago has a very dark kitchen: dark floors, cabinets, granite, even a fairly dark olive green on the walls. The tile backsplash and stainless appliances are the only light-colored things in the entire room. Even with every light fixture turned on (multiple ceiling lights, pendants, under cabinets), with so little light reflecting colors in the room, it looks dark, even in the middle of the day.

So I definitely vote for light colored countertops!

Here's a photo of my way-too-dark kitchen.

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Old 10-29-2014, 10:41 AM
 
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Here's an example of marble counter, dark cabinet, light floor.

I personally like the way it looks with a dark floor better than with a light, but that's just personal taste, I don't think it looks bad or anything.
I like them both, actually. This one I like a bit better than the one above.

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Old 11-02-2014, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I personally don't care for the lighter WOOD floors with dark wood cabinets. I'd go a natural stone or gorgeous tile in a lighter color myself.
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