When we built our house years ago, we selected light colors for the wood floors. Now I realize how interesting it might have been to instead include a dark wood that anchors the space as well as provides an accent color. Check out the yummy floors in my pins below from my Decor Crush board on Pinterest.
In this white and gray kitchen the dark wooden floors make a nice focal point in a room filled with light.
All the natural light and the white furniture balance the darker hue in the wood floor.
Imagine eating breakfast here! The wall of windows plus the earthy wood tones reminds me of dining in a garden.
The dark wooden floors are a nice contrast to the white walls and pop of color in the artwork.
Notice a trend here? I'm drawn to the kitchens with dark floors. And it makes sense with all the traffice and spills in the kitchen. Here's my last image for inspiration.