Should hardwood flooring and cabinets match?

Should hardwood flooring and cabinets match?

You can match your cabinets and hardwood flooring, but it's not necessary. Contrasting light and dark tones can make a stunning design statement.

So, if your hardwood floors in Central Falls, RI, are light, don't be afraid to go with darker wood cabinets, tables, chests, etc. Alternatively, if the floors are light, they can make dark wood furniture stand out.

Every wood has an undertone, a secondary color

Wood can have a warm hue, such as red, orange, or yellow. It might also have cool tones, such as shades of blue, green, gray, etc.  

You need to match those. If your wood floor has one type of undertone and your wood furniture another type, you'll confuse the matter, and it won't be cohesive.

Wall color is essential too!

Hardwood flooring works best when walls are painted with neutral colors such as white, off-white, or light gray. You can mix and match undertones here.

That often creates a good contrast. For instance, if the floor is warm, you might want to cool down the walls–and vice versa.

Benefits of wood floors

Hardwood floors have an allure like no other. The natural beauty adds elegance, warmth, and charm to any space.

They are so versatile they work in any decor and last for decades. They're classic, but if you change your decor, you can sand and restain them with another finish.

Wood flooring also increases property values, offering the highest ROI of all floorings. You'll see 70-80% of the cost reflected in your assessment. Moreover, prospective buyers often pay up to 2.5% more for a home with wood floors.

Rhode Island area’s top flooring choice

Since 1972, Massud & Sons, a family-owned business, has been helping people transform their homes. We'll help you, too, whether you choose hardwood flooring–or carpeting, tile, luxury vinyl, or something else.

We work on residential and commercial projects of all sizes. So, visit our showroom in Central Falls, RI, where you'll see brands like Mohawk, Mirage, Mullican, and more. We service Lincoln, Cumberland, Smithfield, and Providence, RI.