Need help with what wood color flooring I need in My Oak Kitchen
August 16, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I have Oak Cupboards that I don't want to change. I need pictures or suggestions on what color I should make my open planned kitchen/dinning rm/living rm...using wood flooring..Please help!
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Patrick Peyton
If you have some pictures of your cabinets I would be happy to help you coordinate the floor color.
August 16, 2013 at 11:27PM     
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Are you opened to the idea of painting the oak cabinets?
August 17, 2013 at 6:18AM      Thanked by coradean26
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I'd love to, however I live in the Northwest and if I ever have to sell this home, buyers would be appalled with painted cupboards. I have put glass in the doors and lights with new handles.
August 17, 2013 at 11:39AM   
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Jenny Youngblood
Go either natural walnut or espresso stained walnut. Two things with Oak- heavily grained, so you need a floor that will not compete with that grain. Two, tends to have yellow-orange undertone, so I would do something with a neutral to greenish/brownish undertone. Walnut is one of the few that is like that. Most others have red or more yellow-orange undertones, that would compete. n
August 17, 2013 at 11:42AM      Thanked by coradean26
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Patrick Peyton
Walnut is beautiful, our firm installs a lot of it but please consider your lifestyle when selecting your species of wood as well. If you have an active home, as I do, 4 boys, 3 dogs, then Walnut is far too soft a wood for this application. If you need a more durable product you could consider hickory. In either case, I like both choices as they each have range of tones to them. Both of these products are visually beautiful and easily complement most decors do their range of colors and range of tones.

Good luck.

Please let me know if you need any suggestions on manufacturers.
August 17, 2013 at 6:44PM   
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Sharon Charboneau, RESA Pro, Interior Stylist
Not sure I agree with your statement about where U live impacting whether cupboards are painted or not....depends on how well they are painted & colour selected
May 4, 2014 at 6:20AM   
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