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Help me decide on light or dark kitchen cabinets

9 years ago

I posted the floor plan a while back for our complete kitchen remodel and got some great suggestions, but for the life of me can not make a decision on cabinet color/flooring color. The kitchen is fairly large, with dimensions of 28x12 essentially, there will be a large window on either end, and one end will have a french door as well, so that is the extent of the natural light coming into the room except what you would see coming from adjoining dining room and great room. There is also a deep porch on front and rear of house, with trees around house, so this kitchen does not seem to have as much natural light as my much smaller kitchen I currently have with one 3 ft window and one half light door. So I am struggling with a white or off white cabinet color with a dark floor, the look of which I love but hard to find a dark tile I like in the kitchen that is the right color to flow from the engineered hickory going in rest of house. Alternative is dark kitchen cabinets similar to color of the dark hickory floors with a light floor throughout kitchen, laundry, hall to laundry and half bath. I look I also really like. Assuming both kitchens would have same lighting installed, would the light floor, dark cabinets or lights cabinets, but dark floors look best? Would having the more monotone look of dark flooring through whole house seem bland? It is around 800 sq ft of tile with about 2200 sq ft of wood. Thanks for any help you can offer to help me work through this decision!

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