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Hi Jenny,
I'm moving in to an apartment soon and although I can't do
anything about the cabinets or floor color, I'd like to attempt to go
for a modern and unique look. I have white cabinets and appliances
and a dark cherry wood floor for the kitchen and living area. The
bedroom's carpet and walls are an offwhite color. I can send
pictures if you'd like. I like all bright colors like red, blue, or green
and black or white for a sleek look. I'd be very grateful if you could
help me with what color of wood furniture I should buy and any
other advice you have. Thanks!

First and foremost, don't buy furniture based on what color your (current) floors are.  That's subject to change every time you move or relocate.  Furniture selection should be based on your own tastes and the "style" furniture you like.  

Since you mention modern styling, consider modern pieces in bold colors.  Just make sure that as you purchase expensive pieces, you purchase them in either a solid color or an upholstery that "appears" solid when you squint and look at it.  The reason is simple.  You can easily add inexpensive accessories for pattern and texture.

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