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Cherry cabinets and oak hardwood floor too busy?

11 years ago

So, I already ordered my cabinets--Medallion Cherry w/Pecan stain. I'm having a really tough time picking out a granite. Orginally I thought I'd go with a safe & kind of neutral granite like Giallo Ornamental. After seeing some FABULOUS granites at the fabricators I'm now leaning towards something with a little more movement, although patterns will still be pretty much "uniform".

A few that DH & I liked were Golden Crystal, Colonial Cream & Typhoon Bordeaux.

Our floors however are a light oak with a few redish planks and I stumbled across a lot of designer blogs that insist Cherry & hardwood floors simply do not go together--it's too busy!

What is your everyone's opinion on this?

Should I stick a "conservative" granite than?

When I look at all the lovely kitchens done on here it appears a lot do have Cherry, with oak floors, as well as the busier granite. Our style is pretty tradtional.

Here are some pics of our cabinet, along with a Gallo granite that we ruled out b/c it had too many "purple" veins running through it that DH didn't like.

Here is a link that might be useful: statement from designer saying cherry & hardwood floor not good combo!

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