Decorating & Furniture/Kitchen Cabinets

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We just put in dark red/brown flooring in. Were going to buy, probably build cabinets. I dont know what color to do! Whether it be a paint or stain (probably a stain). All those coffee glazes clash with the floor and if I go a dark red/black for the cabinets I'm afraid my little U shaped kitchen will be closed in. White is way to much of a contrast, but some of the cremes turn out pink next to the floors. Would you suggest maybe a yellow toned creme? Or just go dark? Would it look silly if I tried to find a stain that was the same color as my floors? Help!

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I do think you have a bit of a problem here Cassandra.

I think that if it were my kitchen I would probably go with black but look for a very high gloss finish to reflect as much light as possible.

If you feel that would be too dark a light beech shade may work well.

I don't think that trying for an exact match would work.

Kind regards

Andrea

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I am happy to answer questions regarding decorating, use of colour, soft furnishings ideas etc. I love quick and easy ideas that help people like me - short of time, money and sewing skills! I own and run the website Decorating Vacation Property for Profit

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