Hardwood flooring is by far the most popular type of flooring for kitchens. Out of 559,869 kitchens we analyzed, 62.63% had hardwood flooring. And it isn’t too hard to see why. Hardwood flooring is durable and can really stand the test of time. It’s timeless looking and will elevate any space, it warms up the feel of a space, and it’s simply gorgeous to look at.
The most popular hardwood shade is medium hardwood, which makes up a tad over 47% of all kitchens with hardwood (light and dark being the compared shades). It makes sense that hardwood is so popular. These days, finishes make hardwood very durable, stain-resistant and of course, it looks fabulous. The variety of species and shades you can buy is amazing.
Below is our massive gallery of kitchens with hardwood floor of all species and shades as well as kitchens of all styles including modern, traditional, beach, cottage, rustic, midcentury, Mediterranean and many more. We’ll go through the different types of wood and stains to help you decide what you may want for your own space!
1. The Marble Waterfall Kitchen
This particular design does a really good job of making the room feel a lot longer than it actually is. This is done by using a super long kitchen island feature with a beautiful marble waterfall counter over top, and by using gorgeous colonial-maple stained hardwood flooring that is horizontally arranged.
The designer here used more of an espresso stain for the back cabinets here, creating a wonderful depth in the room. Light sage colored tiling is used for the backsplash, which brings a really lovely fresh feeling to the space.
Stainless steel appliances found in the double oven and gas stove bring an industrial element which is thoroughly brought through with the stainless steel handles as well as the lovely translucent pendant lights that really tie the whole room together.
2. The Craftsman’s Dream Kitchen
This farmhouse style kitchen design is one of those looks that would likely make you gasp if you saw it in person. We have so many different elements going on here, but instead of looking mismatched the room has so many different depths and shades that make it feel very dynamic and fresh.
We have not only one but TWO custom kitchen islands here. We see a gorgeous pickled oak stain island with rounded corners and a double sink on either side of it. The other kitchen island is host to white paint for the cabinets with a wooden slab stained with mahogany, to match the absolutely stunning mahogany wood flooring which is surely antique.
All of these warm elements look really gorgeous against the dark gray cabinets we see in the back, the largest of which is actually a camouflage refrigerator! Despite so much hardware, the kitchen still feels nice and open considering it only spans the back wall and the rest of the room is open. Those chandeliers bring a nice classy element to the room.
3. The Chic Armoir Kitchen
Here we see a really gorgeous U-shaped kitchen that has a bunch of different things going on, but in the end it makes the room feel rather homey and kitschy. I particularly love designs like this because they are unique, and I love shapes like this because they really allow for efficient cooking.
We start with beautiful cream colored cabinetry on the back wall that makes the space feel elegant and country style at the same time. The marble countertops bring an element of class and timelessness to the space, while the white kitchen island feels very homely and classy.
The real piece de resistance in this space is of course the incredible armoir. I don’t know for sure, but I have a feeling that those incredible english chestnut stained doors are actually the doors to a camouflage fridge! We love those!
4. The Formal Modern Kitchen
Here we have a hyper modern kitchen design with some really lovely industrial elements. I find this one so intensely different compared to the others, but it has its own element of coziness that comes from a completely different place than the average craftsman or country kitchen.
We have a stunning waterfall style kitchen island made from chrome that comes with its very own built in sink (which I always love). I especially love how half of the island is dedicated to prep space, while the other is dedicated towards a 4 seat seating area.
The really special parts of these rooms occur on the borders. It’s not very often that you see floor-to-ceiling windows extending along the entire length of a kitchen. I also love the super light birch stained matte hardwood flooring that is so cozy and so chic all at the same time.
5. The U-Shaped Mid Century Modern Kitchen
Now here is a kitchen style that you don’t see every day. This kitchen has an absolutely massive amount of storage space with cabinets pretty much floor to ceiling across the entire room. Not to mention the shape of the room becomes rather unique with this kitchen island.
We have a slight boomerang shaped kitchen island that has two tiers of counters, one for prepping and the other as a nifty little breakfast bar. The entire room is made from wood that looks a lot like teak (though surely it couldn’t actually be teak, could it?) that gives it a super mid-century modern feel.
The gorgeous hardwood flooring is a slightly different texture than the cabinets which I think was a good call – it ensures that the space has a more cozy and modern feel than a rustic one when the cabinetry doesn’t have wood with knots in it.
6. The Vacation Serene Dream Home Kitchen
There are so many lovely things going on in this kitchen. It’s so open and airy thanks to those super high vaulted ceilings with sky lights, even further opened up by the little breakfast nook off to the side and beautiful windows running along the entire space.
The more modern gunstock stained hardwood flooring with a lovely shine helps the room feel new and clean, which is further accentuated by the light colored walls and shiny stone countertops. More matte stained hardwood cabinets create some layering and we get some high performance stainless steel appliances to really make this the perfect kitchen.
7. The Bright & Light Kitchen
A truly gorgeous and polished kitchen design going on right here. Not many people out there would dare to have an entirely white room, but I admire the people who have such confidence and self assuredness. They probably never make pasta sauce so don’t feel too bad about yourself.
Using white in all aspects but the floor is a really great way to make a smaller room feel huge and airy. The look becomes extra dramatic with the white painted ceiling and clear pendant lights. The room becomes over the top gorgeous with the simple marble countertop on the kitchen island.
The contrast that is made with the dark chocolate stained wood flooring is super dramatic, and has a really delicious effect on the room, especially when that wood stain is present in the lovely, industrial themed high stools as well.
8. The After-School Special Kitchen
Another gorgeous and spacious U-shaped kitchen that is the perfect size, shape, and style for a big happy family. We see another color scheme with dark hardwood and lighter colors, which I find super effective when you want something that is classic and timeless all at the same time.
We have white painted cabinets that are classy and clean, made even better by the fact that they include a camouflaged refrigerator. The huge centre kitchen island is used mainly for prep with it’s own built in sink, but there’s still enough room for a couple seats for some after-school snacks.
The really impressive part of this kitchen design is the absolutely gorgeous provincial stained hardwood flooring that looks so good in contrast against the cabinetry. I also love the mauve colored backsplash tiling. Stunning from head to toe!
9. The Multi Medium Kitchen
This collection has been filled with so many different kitchen designs that have many different materials being used, and I think it’s just so fun! Not everything has to match in order for it to work, and this kitchen design is living proof of that.
Starting out with the stunning stone tiling backsplash that is the color of sand, and it’s the perfect medium color to bring together the darkness of the hardwood floors and the lightness of the cabinets. I also can’t imagine any other type of pendant light in this kitchen – they work oh so well.
This is a really special custom kitchen island here with a unique rounded shape, a lovely breakfast bar, a built in wine fridge, and lovely decorative pillars. The wood of the island flows directly into the mahogany hardwood floors that look exceptionally lovely against the lighter colored cabinets.
10. The Dark Hardwood Den Kitchen
Another spacious kitchen with a timeless color scheme, tons of storage, and enough space for an entire professional kitchen staff. This room is extravagant from head to toe, wit the gorgeous dark wood exposed beams on the ceiling to the stunning hardwood flooring.
On one wall we have white painted cabinets, while the other boasts some chocolate ebony cabinets that also hosts a camouflage refrigerator. The custom kitchen island with a marble countertop is absolutely enormous, complete with its own drop down sink, room for four gorgeous high stools, and a ton of prepping space.
We get a little bit of a splash of color in the sage colored backsplash tiling, and a rustic element once we take a gander at the amazing colonial maple stained flooring. Like I said, gorgeous from head to toe.
11. The Super Duper Cozy Kitchen
Another white and wood color schemed kitchen, but this time we receive a couple subtle pops of color that make it feel rather fun, but not in the way where it’s like “oh my look at these dramatic pops of color!” Subtle, y’know?
We have white painted cabinets topped with some warm stone countertops, but we see the opposite color scheme in that super impressive kitchen island where we have dark hardwood craftsman style cabinets and a white marble countertop.
We have some lovely mauve colored backsplash tiling and just a little tickle of mustard walls which I find go superbly together. We can’t deny the beauty of these multi-toned hardwood floor panels that really make a statement in this overall impressive room.
12. The Antique Dollhouse Kitchen
Though this isn’t my favorite kitchen design in the kitchen, you really can’t deny the beauty and attentional to detail in this room. You can tell that this room is custom from head to toe and everything is so thoroughly thought out.
We should probably start out with these stunning craftsman style cabinets with antique distressing on them that is present throughout all the woodworking in the room. Topping this design work we see amazing terracotta colored stone counters.
The room feels super open and airy thanks to those vaulted ceilings and of course the generously sized windows. I kind of love that this room doesn’t have an island, and just an extra breakfast bar separating the kitchen from the dining area. I personally wouldn’t have covered up the amazing hardwood floors in this instance, but that’s just me.
13. The U-Shaped Kitchen
This is another super uniquely shaped kitchen design and I don’t think I’ve ever seen something like this before! I can’t tell if the shape is just that dramatic or if the photo was taken with a fish-eye lens, but either way, I think it’s really cool.
This is the perfect hosting kitchen because of it’s shape, where the cook is behind the counter where all of the major appliances are, and the guests can sit on the other side and just chat and sip on a glass of wine.
Though I find the particular shade of cream just a little bit too cold for my preference, I do enjoy how much light colors are found in this room, especially when they are contrasted against that really classic golden pecan wood stain.
14. The Pop-of-Blue Kitchen
This is a room that has a really dramatic pop of color in it, but I find it so completely effective. I almost scrolled right by this kitchen until I saw the shockingly deep blue tiled backsplash, which provides the exact special element to make you notice it.
This kitchen feels really open with the cute little peephole countertop that leads towards the dining area. I think the kitchen island in the centre is a cute size and shape, and just the right amount of prep space to seating space.
Plain white cabinets are really warmed up by the antique looking hardwood flooring, and the entire space is classed up by the gray marble countertops. I really enjoy the cabinetry that separates the kitchen from the dining area, especially once you notice the fact that is has windowed doors on each side! This allows you to show off your best dishware, and you let the light in at the same time.
15. The Serene & Sandy Kitchen
I’m always super attracted to contemporary kitchens, and this one is no exception. I honestly really love to see what designers can do with smaller spaces, and I this one is so well done! Also, not everyone likes to admit it, but I personally love watching TV while I make dinner (I live alone, okay?!)
Modern birchwood cabinets with horizontal stainless steel handles make the room feel super modern, especially since those match those funky bar stools perfectly. The dark gray tiling brings some drama to the space, while the golden pecan stained hardwood flooring makes everything feel cozy.
16. The Modern Country Home Kitchen
Though I cannot and will not tolerate those red plaid blinds, I cannot deny the beauty and simplicity of the rest of this kitchen design. It’s incredible spacious and bright, and has everything that any cook could ever want or need.
I simply adore the look of the lighter wooden cabinets against the black stone countertops, which in turn blend perfectly into that stunning light colored wood flooring. So much light is let into this room with all of those gorgeous windows, though I personally would have chosen either red or green for the walls in this space.
17. The Bay Window Kitchen
There isn’t a single thing that I don’t adore about this kitchen design. I just wish that someone was living in it while this picture was taken so that we could see it in all of its glory! This room is absolutely enormous, but the way it’s designed it doesn’t feel too extravagant or over the top.
Of course we have to start with those amazing bay windows, and of course we have to acknowledge the fact that these amazing bay windows are present on a curved wall. I get so tired of the classic square shaped room and get very excited when someone does something different.
Stunning sage walls pair so well with the distressed cream colored cabinets, and I can’t get over how cute that little extra kitchen island is, especially since we have another huge one ready for extra seating and prep space. And of course, the room is tied together with that stunning weathered oak stained hardwood flooring.
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18. The Cutest Cube Kitchen
I really can’t get over how much I love this kitchen. There is something so cute and cozy about it, especially since we’ve seen so many huge and extravagant kitchens. I don’t really need much space, and this is a kitchen that does so much with so little space.
I think it’s the fact that the entire room is boasting the same wood stain, from the stunning hardwood floors to the cabinets, shelving, and even countertops. It almost makes you feel like you’re in a sauna, which also happens to be one of my favorite places to be.
I find the open shelving on top to be super cute, and the little peephole into the rest of the home is a really smart way to make sure that the room doesn’t feel too closed in. Gotta say, this is one of my favorite kitchen designs in the entire collection, and that is thanks to Paul Bernier Architecte.
19. The Heavenly Home Kitchen
Coming in hot with one of the most gigantic and extravagant kitchens that I’ve ever seen, but imagine if you had a family of 10 who needed constant feeding! This size of kitchen would be absolutely necessary and appreciated I’m sure.
The daylight streaming into the kitchen just makes it feel like heaven, with the sunlight bouncing of those gorgeous cream colored cabinets. I always adore kitchen designs that have only light features on the top of the room and dark hardwood flooring, and it is done so well here especially since the hardwood is just so dark.
There is just so much to look at in this room, but every piece of it is completely gorgeous. From the countertops to the shelving, the accessories to the lighting and everything in between, this kitchen is heaven on earth, and the design is thanks to Garrison Hullinger Interior Design.
20. The White Room Kitchen
You almost can’t even tell that this minimalist space is a kitchen, but you best believe that it is! I almost find this kitchen to be too minimal, but there are some people out there who I’m sure would find this to be the perfect amount.
We have super sleek and simple floor to ceiling cabinets here that are completely camouflaged. I find the shape of this kitchen really interesting, and it’s very graciously warmed up by the honey stained flooring. I personally think the table is a strange choice, but the leather chairs around it are to die for! This design is courtesy of Dot Partners.
21. The Sleek & Sandy Kitchen
I think I’m starting to realize that I’m very attracted to rooms that have super light stained wood in them as all of the designs that incorporate this type of wood just make me smile. This is a really modern and lovely kitchen design.
We have gorgeous birch wood that is present in the flooring, the siding for the kitchen island, the cabinets, and even the backsplash. This looks simply stunning with the white countertops and even better when paired with the white walls. The pendant lightbulbs are just the right amount of cheeky. This kitchen design is thanks to Scott Posno Design.
22. The Amphitheatre Kitchen
What a completely and totally magnificent kitchen. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a home like this before, and I most certainly have never seen a ceiling like this before. This incredible wooden warped ceiling with built in pot lights is so incredibly unique and elegant, and is truly the shining star of this home.
The room is made all the more dramatic with this corner window revealing an impressive view. The kitchen itself has a very open concept with dark gray cabinetry and a modest kitchen island, all warmed up with the lovely stained hardwood flooring. But let’s be real, nobody is looking at the kitchen right now. This design is courtesy of Terry & Terry Architecture.
23. The Irish Countryside Kitchen
Here we have another kitchen design that is so beautiful that it’s hard to handle. It’s so open and airy especially since you can see the rest of the home, but we aren’t here to talk about that. Despite the size of the home, this is a rather modestly sized kitchen, but it clearly has everything that you need in it at the same time.
It’s quite rare that you see hardwood flooring of this stain, but I find it absolutely gorgeous. It looks especially lovely against the rustic wood found on the wall, and it’s brightened up by the warmer wood siding that is found on the kitchen island.
The kitchen itself is rather industrial and modern, while the rest of the space is very cozy and organic looking. I simply adore kitchens that are off of outdoor spaces, and the view out of this one is so enticing. This design is thanks to Hughes Umbanhowar Architects.
24. The Perfect Minimal Kitchen
Here we have another example of a very minimal that is doing so much by doing very little. This is a very simple design, incorporating wooden elements with plain white elements and a couple piece of darkness to bring dimension, to create something that is very effectively gorgeous.
The outdoor porch area is really brought inside since the same wood staining has been used for the porch wood slats and the countertop. The room is super brightened up by the wood cabinets, and I love the overhang counter with the black stools tucked in underneath. This design is courtesy of Aketuri Architektai.
25. The Most Gorgeous Kitchen
I don’t even know what to say right now. I can’t tell which parts of this room are indoors or outdoors, I don’t really have the words to describe how unique, beautiful, and incredible the design of this space is (which is thanks to Philip M Dingemanse Architecture + Design by the way).
We see different shades of wood everywhere here, which is a great way to give the illusion of color and the real effect of depth. It’s also very interesting how the grain of the wood is directed in all sorts of different ways, to make the room feel wider and longer all at the same time.
I mean you have eyes. You don’t need me to explain to you why this room is so incredible. All I know is that I want to leave here and I want to live here NOW!
26. The Nothing-but-Wood Kitchen
Wood and white color schemes really seem to be the theme of this kitchen collection, but I’m not complaining and I know that you aren’t either. I find this room really modern and elegant but kind of weird and quirky at the same time.
I adore how different types of wood are used in different areas. We have one stain, grain direction, and type of wood found in the cabinets, the flooring, and the table as well. I love the antique lighter color of the wood flooring, and adore the dark hardwood in the fun picnic table style dining area.
The room is really nicely divided in two in a diagonal sense, where the wooden elements are on the bottom right, and the lighter elements are found on the top left with the upper cabinets, backsplash, countertops, and of course the light streaming in from the window as well. This amazing room is thanks to Slade Architecture.
27. The Royal Purple Pop Kitchen
A pair of huge lovely pendant lights hung from a glossy white ceiling with exposed wood beams on this clean white kitchen. It includes a dark blue kitchen island with marble countertop aligned by white metal chairs, white cabinets, subway tiles backsplash, and stainless steel range hood and fridge.
The main features of this room are nicely classic and plain, but we have subtle accessories around that bring all sorts of different things to the space. We have gorgeous exposed wooden beaming on the ceiling to make it rustic and warm, and we have a gorgeous royal blue on the centre island to make it feel elegant. This is clearly a very special room and the design is coming from Trulia.
28. The Wooden Kitchen
Spacious galley kitchen with a tiny breakfast bar paired with a wooden bar stool, wood cabinets, gray countertops and backsplash illuminated by recessed lighting and natural light that comes from the glass walls of the dining area.
Yet another kitchen that is using different types, stains, and grains of wood to create a very dynamic and beautiful space. The lighter colored flooring is organized in a way that makes the room feel wider, whereas the grain aligned vertically on the cabinets make the room feel taller.
This entire space is superbly warm and cozy, while being elegant and timeless at the same time. The color of the backsplash feels very organic, almost like it’s made from ceramic or adobe. A special room design by a special designer by the name of Trulia.
29. The Wood Ceiling & Floor Kitchen
You can’t really help but say wow when you catch a glimpse of this kitchen space. It’s absolutely enormous and absolutely gorgeous. Again, we have a room that is dedicated to light colors paired with wooden elements and it creates a truly stunning look.
The amazing wooden beaming in the ceiling matches the window framing throughout the entire home, which looks so beautiful in contrast to the lighter colored paint on the walls and the kitchen cabinets. The room feels so open and beautiful.
We have a huge kitchen island with plenty of room for seating and prep space, and the entire room is really warmed up by the golden oak stained hardwood flooring. Wider panels feel extra rustic, which is a super effective feature in this space. This kitchen design is coming to you from Zillow DigsTM.
30. The Elegant Yet Funky Kitchen
Luxurious white and gold kitchen features a large breakfast island topped with white and gray marble lighted by a pair of brass and square glass pendants, gray range hood and chevron hardwood floor. What an interesting combination of elements!
This kitchen is pretty gaudy, but I don’t know when something being gaudy was a bad thing! It’s kind inevitable once you start using shiny gold accessories. But my god, you really can’t deny how stunning that stovetop is.
The extravagance is continued in the marble countertops and rectangular golden pendant lights. I find the most special part about this room is the herringbone wood flooring which you really don’t see every day. This design is also thanks to Trulia.
31. The Terracotta Kitchen
This Mediterranean themed kitchen is probably one of my favorite things I’ve ever seen. It’s so cozy, so unique, and it’s not afraid to be over the top and special! The adobe colored wall paint makes it feel so rustic and quaint.
I simply adore all of the different types of tiles found around the room, that all match together so nicely because of the deep blue adornments. As we all know, orange and blue are very nice complimentary colors according to the color wheel.
We see stunning hardwood flooring and cabinets, and I simply cannot get over that custom oven area. I think that may be a wood fire oven. If it is, I’m in heaven. This amazing kitchen design is thanks to Zillow DigsTM.