I think I've been in one too many kitchens that have hardwood floors that match the cabinets. Not only have some been the same color, they've also been the same wood species. Sometimes I feel like I've been trapped inside box (or worse yet, a coffin) when I walk into these kinds of kitchens. How about you? If you have limited experience with carton kitchens, here's a bunch of images to illustrate:
These kitchen cabinets appear to be maple, the floor oak but as the color is the same, there's little or no contrast.
Looks like this one is all cherry, both wood and tone:
Although this kitchen IS actually carton-color, it's much less oppressive than the rest on this list, which is probably why I like it.
The blue wall in this kitchen is certainly contrasty. As far as the cabinets and flooring, they don't get much more matchy-matchy.
Now let's move away from the matching wood, shall we? More of an igloo than box, check out this ice cube:
How about a big black box? (Wonder if there's a data recorder in there somewhere.)
So, what do you think? Do any of these kitchens appeal to you? If so, which and why? Or do you think they'd make you feel like you were trapped in a carton?