Hickory cabinets are many people’s favorite selection because the base material is hard and strong. Values like these are the guarantee for a long time use of the kitchen or bathroom furniture.
Other than those, the wood also has a unique appearance with grain patterns and sometimes knots. As for the color, at a glance, it looks lighter than oak. However, you need to know that, like any other wood, hickory is also available in some different species. That is why it is reasonable that its color is quite various too.
There are at least two ranges of color that you can find for natural hickory cabinet types. The first is from white to creamy, and the second is from tan to brown with a reddish touch.
When paired with dark wood floors, hickory cabinets can create different feels in home interior design, including rustic and mountain-style. The combination often appears in the kitchen and bathroom area, including the one with open-style that connects the cooking area with other parts of the house, such as the dining or living room.
Is the combination of hickory cabinets with dark wood floors the one that arrests your attention quite the most? If yes, read this post further to find the seven amazing ideas you can follow to create a stun in your interior.
- Cozy Kitchen Atmosphere with Non-Stained Hickory Cabinets and Multicolor Dark Wood Floors
- Modern Kitchen Feel with Hickory Cabinets and Dark Wood Floors
- Bright and Airy Kitchen with Hickory Cabinets and Dark Wood Floors
- Elegant Kitchen with Hickory Cabinets, Dark Wood Floor, and Black Tone
- Hickory Cabinets and Dark Wood Floor in a Midcentury Open-Style Kitchen
- Contemporary Hickory Cabinets and Dark Wood Floor
- Custom Hickory Cabinets and Dark Wood Floor in a Rustic Bathroom
- Mountain-Style Bathroom with Natural Hickory Cabinets and Dark Wood Floor
1. Cozy Kitchen Atmosphere with Non-Stained Hickory Cabinets and Multicolor Dark Wood Floors
The combination of dark wood floors and hickory cabinets is excellent for creating a cozy atmosphere in your kitchen area. As an example, you can take a look at the contemporary mountain kitchen picture above.
The type of hickory cabinets used here is natural non-stained. The homeowner only applied a dull lacquer finish to it, and it does not affect the natural color and appearance of the hickory material.
The floor here is a dark wood that comes in a multicolor look. Unfortunately, we cannot get any specific information about the type of wood and stain/finish used for this design.
Together, the floor and cabinets build up a cozy and warm atmosphere in the kitchen interior. At the same time, they seem to bring the natural feel inside the house, and it matches the mountain surroundings amazingly.
The coziness in this cooking area gets even better because the homeowner also uses some other details. Those are the brown wall paint as well as the neutral-tone glass subway tile backsplash.
The last but not least inspiration that we want you to know from this kitchen design is the use of stainless-steel appliances and 3/16 hot rolled steel countertops as a match for the hickory cabinets. These items are perfect for adding a significant contemporary touch in an interior with a strong natural feel like this.
2. Modern Kitchen Feel with Hickory Cabinets and Dark Wood Floors
The combination of dark wood floors and hickory cabinets indeed tends to create a rustic and natural look. The question is, can you use the same combo in a modern interior?
Of course, you can. However, you should still add some other elements in the design to create the look.
The picture above contains an example to get inspired. Besides the fact that this kitchen design has the types of cabinets and floors that we discuss in this post, it also has some other elements to make the modern look in there even more prominent.
The first is the choices of stainless-steel kitchen appliances. Those include the fridge, stove, and range hood.
Next, as you can see, the kitchen also has quite a lot of white elements, including the wall, countertops, and kitchen sink. In the modern interior, white is often used to create a clean impression. A look like this is also excellent for cooking space, and it builds a hygienic feel too.
Another detailing that we want you to see from this kitchen design is the chrome-legged stools. They are not only suitable for creating a modern feel in there. If you look closely, they also have brown cushions that are compatible with the floor tone, which is a good idea to follow.
If you want to use the combo of hickory cabinets and dark wood flooring for creating a more modern look, we suggest you choose a brighter tone for the cabinets. An example is available in the picture above.
3. Bright and Airy Kitchen with Hickory Cabinets and Dark Wood Floors
Many people think that when they use both of the hickory or any other types of wooden cabinets and dark wood floors, the look in their interior will tend to be warm and a bit dark because of the natural tone. Some people just do not like such a look because it can make them feel uncomfortable being in the room. Do you think the same way?
Well, if you do, you can make an interior in which hickory cabinets and dark wood floors are combined together to look bright and airy. In this case, you must also include a significant amount of white color.
Please take a look at a picture of a spacious kitchen above. As you can see, it does have not only wood cabinets and floor but also a white tone in some of the elements. Those include the other cabinets, countertops, ceiling, and walls.
The significant portion of white color here creates a balance. It is something that helps to build up the bright and airy atmosphere in the kitchen interior.
In the design that you see in the picture, the fact that the room is quite large is also very helpful. However, it does not mean that if you have a small kitchen, there is no hope for creating the bright and airy feel that you want in there.
The trick is more or less the same. You just need to include the right amount of white color in there to balance wood tone from the cabinets and floor.
For a small interior, the addition of more portion of white color like this is also useful. It can make the space looks more spacious.
4. Elegant Kitchen with Hickory Cabinets, Dark Wood Floor, and Black Tone
For the next idea, we want to discuss another popular classic tone that would be excellent to pair with the dark wood floor and hickory cabinets’ combination. The color that we meant is none other but black.
When paired together with black, the look that you will see is elegant. Something like this can enhance the beauty of your room design quite significantly.
The picture of a traditional kitchen above is an example that you can observe. The cabinets that you can see here are custom-made from solid hickory wood. They get a natural finish that does not change the original look of the wood so that a natural atmosphere is still strongly visible in there.
As for the floor, you need to know that the material used here is very unique. It is a reclaimed fir from an old barn. It is interesting because material like this is not only nature-friendly but often be cost-friendly too.
To make a reclaimed wood floor like this looks more beautiful, you can always apply a stain to it. In the traditional kitchen above, the designer did not do any staining process because the color of the reclaimed wood floor was already like that when they bought it. They only add a clear finish as the coating once they installed the floor to create a more uniform look.
The other main elements that we want you to see from the picture above are the black granite countertops and black tile backsplash. These are the details that help to build up the elegant look in the kitchen.
A neutral color like this will not overpower the beauty look of the hickory cabinets. Instead, it will complement the natural material and builds up the elegance that you want.
5. Hickory Cabinets and Dark Wood Floor in a Midcentury Open-Style Kitchen
Dark wood floor and hickory cabinets’ combination can also be a suitable choice for a midcentury interior. If you want to know a bit, the use of wood material in this style is quite prominent.
If you are interested in using the combo to create a Midcentury look, we have a suggestion to limit the choice of material for the cabinets, particularly for this interior style. Here, a hickory wood with a lighter tone would be perfect.
It would be even more excellent if it has a horizontal grains pattern as the one you see in the picture. Something like this can build up the clean-lines that can be significant in any midcentury design.
In the picture above, the dark American walnut wood floor becomes such a perfect background for the light-tone cabinets. It makes the kitchen furniture as well as any other items placed on the floor more visible in the interior.
Other than the cabinet and floor combo, there is another thing that we love about this interior design. You can also follow the idea to make everything looks even more excellent if you want to.
It is none other but the addition of retro touch, which is highly recommended in midcentury design. In the photo above, there are at least two items that arrest our attention the most, those are the set of clear, colorful curvy acrylic chairs and a set of a vintage round dining table and chairs.
6. Contemporary Hickory Cabinets and Dark Wood Floor
Here is another fantastic idea that we found and what to share with you. The picture that you see above is a contemporary kitchen.
As you can see, it shows a custom white island, with hickory cabinets as the detailing in the lower part. The combination between the white countertop and the stained appearance of the cabinets is just perfect for a contemporary interior.
There is no specific information that we could find about the type of stain or finish applied on the surface of the island cabinets. However, it is clear that it contributes to a glossy appearance that is just perfect for the contemporary kitchen.
If you are curious about the white countertops as well as the sides of the island, the designer mentioned that it is a white solid surface. At a glance, it looks quite similar to white quartz. However, it is something different.
The most important thing is that the white color of it becomes such a good pair for the hickory cabinets. It makes the color of the kitchen furniture pops.
The dark wood floor here makes everything even better because it becomes the background of everything in the open kitchen area. It makes all items placed on it gain prominence, particularly the island with hickory cabinets as the feature.
No further information shared about the type of dark wood floor used in this interior. Although so, it is quite evident that the floor is stained and even waxed to get a smooth and shiny look.
7. Custom Hickory Cabinets and Dark Wood Floor in a Rustic Bathroom
As we already told you earlier, the pairing between hickory cabinets and dark wood floor is also suitable to use in a bathroom. The picture above is proof.
The style applied to the room seems to be the combination of traditional and modern. Although so, the addition of the hickory cabinets seems to change everything because the furniture gives a significant rustic feel in there.
The dark wood floor makes the rustic atmosphere even more prominent too. An interesting thing that we want you to know from it is that it gets a special treatment that finally leaves a greyish tone on the floor design.
8. Mountain-Style Bathroom with Natural Hickory Cabinets and Dark Wood Floor
Here is another example of the use of dark wood floors and hickory cabinets in bathroom design. Here, the style applied is the pairing between contemporary and mountain-style.
As you can see, other than the hickory cabinets, many other elements in the bathroom are also from wood. Those include the door, the window trim, and the ceiling.
The material seems to have a similar tone with the hickory wood. However, we do not precisely know what it is.
The sure thing is that when you want to build a strong mountain style in your interior, the use of dominant wood material is highly recommended. Since the main item that we talk about here is the hickory cabinets, it would be nice to choose something with a similar look or tone as done in the picture.
Let’s go back to the hickory cabinets. It gets a countertop that, at a glance, can deceive us because of the wood-like appearance. The thing that you need to know is that it is rusted and sealed hot rolled steel.
The thing that we love about it is the color. It complements the natural hickory wood of the cabinets nicely.
The last but not least thing to notice from this idea is on the ground. It is the dark wood floor that looks interesting with a herringbone pattern. Unfortunately, it is not entirely visible in the picture.
Hickory cabinets with dark wood floors combo give you not only a beautiful, natural, and rustic appearance. It also provides strength and durability that you need for investment in designing your house. Of course, these values are obtainable only when you know the right way to treat each of the furniture and floor types.
One of the most important things that we want you to remember is that hickory cabinets look way better in its most natural look. It means they look best without stain applied to them.
On the other hand, the dark appearance of the wood floor is always an excellent background to make the hickory cabinets, as well as any other items in the same interior environment, even more visible.
Another thing that we want you to remember also is about the natural grain patterns on both of the hickory cabinets and dark wood floors. It must you to choose any other items and elements for the interior carefully to avoid a too-busy look.
That is why earlier, we also mentioned several times that the hickory cabinets particularly look amazing when paired with some solid colors. In some of the examples above, the colors that we said are white and black.
So, do you have any other idea or opinion about the combination? Care to share?