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white/grey countertops with light wood floor & stainless appliances?

VLee 951
9 months ago
last modified: 9 months ago

We just installed white oak hardwood floor to match the hardwood in the other half of our now open concept living room floor. I had picked out a light grey/white pental quartz counter ("cotton white") to go with our white shaker cabinets (not painted yet) and our stainless appliances (not installed yet).

Our plan was to stain the floor a greige (grey/beige color). But the grey floor sample just looks dirty. We decided to leave the white oak floors unfinished and just do water-based seal. The new floor is a little pink and will be bleached slightly to match the very blond original white oak floor. (see bottom pic). Maple floating shelves will also be bleached to hopefully match the original white oak.

My question is -- will the white/grey Cotton White countertop still work with the unfinished white oak floor and stainless appliances? Will it work to have cool counter with such a warm floor. Cabinets will be Sherwin Williams High Reflective White (very bright slighly warm), Walls are Sherman Williams Pure White (slightly warm)

Finishes in rest of the house are brushed nickel so planning on that in kitchen with white subway tile backsplash.

Top planks in pic have the pink hue, lower planks on bottom of pic are the original more blond hardwood planks - sanded. (very orange before - 1957 original floor)

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