What Floors & Countertops Go With Maple Cabinets?

Updated November 21, 2016

No hard and fast design rules exist when coordinating floors and countertops with maple kitchen cabinets. Essentially, choices are dictated by your personal taste and preferences. If you prefer elements of contrast in a room, opt for darker countertops and floors. If you prefer a more subtle, blended look overall, choose lighter colours.

Using Different Colors of Wood in the Same Room

Using different kinds of wood in the same room is fine as long as they look good together. You can use hardwood planks for your floor or wood-looking laminate floor planks with maple cabinets. Maple floors are also appropriate to go with maple cabinets in a kitchen. Maple mixes well with oak, cherry and hickory hardwoods. Alternatively, your flooring could be a slightly different shade of maple than your cabinets.

Black Granite Countertops

Black granite makes a sleek, modern look in a kitchen with maple cabinets. The darker surface provides a nice contrast with the lighter wood cabinets. Choose from black granite slabs or 1-foot black granite tiles for the countertops. Granite tiles are less expensive than granite slabs. Experiment with granite tile samples of various colours by holding them up against your cabinets to determine your preference.

Monochromatic Look

A room with a monochromatic theme is one where there are shades of the same colour throughout the room. If you prefer a monochromatic-themed kitchen, consider maple coloured flooring and countertops that are a shade of light brown or tan. Add a backsplash of light brown tiles, and throw in some punches of bold colours such as red or orange here and there throughout the room.

Appliances That Go With Maple Cabinets

If you prefer a contrast look in your kitchen and you have chosen black countertops, you may want to coordinate the rest of the kitchen with a black fridge and stove or with stainless steel appliances. If you have opted for a more neutral, monochromatic style, choose a white refrigerator, stove and dishwasher.

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