Wood, tile, laminate, vinyl… When looking for flooring that will go with dark cabinets, it's important to find a finish that suits the layout and size of your kitchen to avoid any sense of the space feeling claustrophobic.
Before you decide on a material and colour, there are a few key things you should keep in mind to ensure you make the best choice for your design scheme.
Depending on your lifestyle and your budget, certain flooring materials will suit your dark cabinets better:
Luckily, there are endless flooring combinations available in a range of materials, so you can easily find a style you love in a material that works. Read our kitchen flooring guides for more inspiration.
After you've decided on a flooring material, find a colour and pattern that will work with your dark kitchen cabinets. There are many different factors that play into creating the perfect combination:
Design tip: To complement dark cabinets, create a rustic look by choosing flooring that has undertones of the same colour, like a multi-tonal wooden or stone finish.
Design tip: If you want to incorporate dark flooring as well as dark cabinets, include additional lighting to boost the brightness, such as plinth lighting or under cabinet lighting.
Design tip: Choose flooring in the same finish as your cabinets to create a coherent look across your kitchen. Gloss cabinets and flooring will reflect light around the room, whereas matt cabinets and flooring have a subtler impact.
The best way to find flooring that suits your dark cabinets and the style of your kitchen is to play around with colours and materials. Check out our kitchen planning tool to see what your dream design could look like and get in touch with our expert installers to make your vision into a reality.