One popular design convention is to use an accent center island that features a darker wood tone than the hardwood floors beneath it.
To really bring out the beauty of your kitchen’s hardwood floors, be sure there’s plenty of lighting. Recessed lights and track lighting are great for this.
For kitchens that are featuring more of a country or rustic vibe, hardwood floors with wider boards are best.
8. Multiple Tones
Here you have an example of a kitchen with hardwood floors that uses multiple wood tones in its cabinets to great effect.
Note how having the boards aligned left to right in this white kitchen makes the space appear larger than it is.