What Is a Good Color for a Kitchen With Light Wood Floors?

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Dark colors help a light wood floor stand out.

Decorating your kitchen to complement your light wood floors can be effortless and enjoyable. Paint colors can transform your room and highlight the beauty of a simple floor in many ways. Accessories in contrasting colors add depth to your kitchen, creating a room in the house you will never want to leave even if you don't like to cook.

  1. Red or Purple

    • Dark colors, such as shades of red wine or purple, create a phenomenal contrast to your light wood floor. Paint your walls with a colored primer, and choose a deep shade of Merlot or Cabernet. Accessorize with empty wine bottles and grape vines. Choose a shade of red similar to a chili pepper or tomato to brighten up your kitchen. The light woods floors will help the color pop as will chili pepper accessories.

    Navy Blue

    • Choose navy blue for your walls to create a crisp, clean contrast with your light wood kitchen floor. Navy blue shades can range from lighter to an almost black color, so take home several swatches to compare with your kitchen floor, cabinets and lighting. Accessorize with yellow accent pieces, such as daffodils or daisies, to complete the look. Yellow accessories create clean lines against the navy walls and accentuate your light wood floors.

    Sage Green

    • Sage green creates a calming environment in your kitchen as well as blending well with your wood floors. A deep shade of sage and stainless steel appliances create a sleek and sophisticated look when paired together. Accent with crisp white and silver, such as a silver vase with white orchids or calla lilies. Stainless steel canisters and cabinet knobs, along with bamboo decorations, will complete a Zen-like look.


    • Chocolate colored walls and light wood floors were meant to go together. These are similar colors, both being in the brown family, but the dark and light contrast plays beautifully off each shade. Paint your walls a deep chocolate and accent in light blue for a fresh kitchen look. Find antique kitchen items, such as a vintage breadbox or sign, to complete this old time look with a modern feel.

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