What Color Flooring Goes With Mahogany Cabinets? (Find Out Now!)

What Color Flooring Goes With Mahogany Cabinets

Mahogany is one of those woods that oozes class, sophistication, and old-world British flair. Having cabinetry that’s done up in a rich mahogany stain doesn’t just add a beautiful touch of burgundy red to your home. It also is a subtle way of saying, “I’m totally loaded, dude.” But, what kind of flooring works with mahogany cabinets?

Mahogany cabinets can always be matched with mahogany flooring for a seamless look. Rich cherry wood stains, lighter oak wood stains, beige tiles, green tiling, and crisp white flooring are also great picks for the discerning designer. 

Trying to match this type of wood stain is challenging, even if you are well-versed in the world of design. To help you make the right choice for your home, we’re going to look at tons of inspo!

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The Best Flooring Colors For Mahogany Cabinetry

Do you have a love for mahogany? This elegant color is great, but it can be somewhat tricky to get the ambiance that you want with this cabinet color. Let’s look at some floors that will work with this bold wood color.

1. Light Oak

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When we were researching flooring options for mahogany kitchen cabinets, we were actually shocked that oak was high up on the list. However, when you look at how pretty this looks, it’s easy to see why so many people love this pairing. The golden tones of most oak (aside from honey oak, which is obnoxious) work beautifully with the red of mahogany.

This is a great wood flooring choice for people who have a petite kitchen that they want to make look larger. It works best with contemporary kitchen designs as well as traditional designs. Oh, and if you have a cabin? You can feel free to bask in its woody goodness. This works better with lighter mahogany stains.

2. White Tile

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As we all know, cabinets are not just a thing in kitchens. They’re also a bathroom thing, especially in master bathrooms. Darker mahogany wood stains tend to be pretty demanding. While they were traditionally paired with red Persian rugs, the new vanguard of designers are looking towards white tile as the “it” flooring.

The look of crisp white tile gives your mahogany a beautiful contrast that opens up your bathroom or kitchen. It’s a great pick for places that need to emphasize looking clean. If you want to have a flooring choice that also can work for a more classical style of layout, then this is the one that you need to look at. We suggest white marble flooring for the best results possible.

Note: If you are going to go for white tile, be prepared to clean it on a very regular basis. This is not the kind of color that’s low maintenance. 

3. Beige Tile

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In the world of design, I’ve noticed that very few colors are as underappreciated as beige. Beige is a color that works with almost every home, especially when it comes to color palettes that would be difficult to deal with otherwise. In this case, beige offers a nice way to open up a home while keeping things contemporary.

Beige stone tile is a good choice for people who want to have warmth in their home without going all-out in reddish tones. With that said, it’s classic and works as a color that will let other items take center stage. In this case, it’ll make sure to cede the spotlight to your mahogany cabinetry.

4. Mahogany Wood

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Mahogany is one of those wood stain colors that certain people just can’t get enough of. While it usually has a specific “old world” or Mediterranean look to it, you can also give it a modern spin with the right cabinetry style. Regardless of the style, matching the cabinets to the floors would always look great as long as you’re talking about mahogany.

Of course, mahogany is not a light wood. This can run the risk of making petite kitchens cramped, possibly to the point of claustrophobia. Should you pick this flooring style for your mahogany cabinets, we strongly suggest balancing it out with a light wall color. Here, they chose white. You can also choose a nice cream or a sandy pastel beige.

5. Ash White/Driftwood Stain

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Do you love the look of grey, but still want to have a wooden look to your flooring? I totally understand. In recent years, materials designers have started to take on the grey trend with a passion. This wood finish is great if you’re looking for a way to keep things modern without going too modern. You know what I mean, right?

The white-grey look of this wood wash is great for people who love having the wide, open vibe that light flooring offers. Of course, you may need to lighten wood before you stain it to get this color. Even so, most people would agree that it’s a breathtakingly pretty way to add some life into your kitchen.

6. Yellow Woods

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Yellow is one of those colors that people either love or hate in a kitchen. Believe it or not, this sometimes-controversial flooring color does pretty darn well with mahogany cabinets. The gold is bold enough to stand up to the deep cherry red of mahogany. This is true across the board, but it’s particularly true when talking about lighter mahoganies.

Between the red of the cabinetry and the yellow of the hue, you should expect this to give you a kitchen that feels warm. People who want to have a scenery that encourages eating, good food, and a little bit of socialization will find this to be a great way to do it. We suggest pairing it with some Spanish decorative items.

7. Cream Tiling

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Cream tiles have been a major part of contemporary kitchen design for at least 30 years. So, I guess you could call them a classic. Much like white and beige, this flooring option has a certain neutrality that makes it contrast the darkness of mahogany. It also helps keep light reflecting off the floor, which gives you an overall brighter home.

Neutrals like cream give your home a way to let other items take the stage, and that’s important from a design perspective. It’s an understated and pretty floor color. Like white, cream tends to emphasize the look of cleanliness. Unlike white, cream tends to hide flaws better. Your cleaning schedule (and sanity) will thank you.

8. Patchwork Stone Tile

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If there is one reason to fall in love with mahogany wood, it’s the way that it has that magical power to make any home look like it’s part of a castle. This is especially true if you channel your inner medieval king or queen when it comes to flooring. This “patchwork” stone tile design has multiple colors ranging from the reddish, to greenish, to deep brown.

When you pair it with the carefully carved look of the mahogany, it really does feel like you’re looking at a kitchen found right in the heart of a castle. While it’s not totally Disney-esque, it’s safe to assume that people who are heavy into fantasy literature will fawn over this look.

9. Terra Cotta

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Terra cotta tiling is one of those decoration items that can basically dictate the direction of a home’s ambiance. Most of the time, it’s a flooring choice that is known for steering your home’s overall design towards Spanish or Southwestern vibes. It’s easy to see why, too. Terra cotta is one of the signature materials for both of these regions.

In the illustration above, you can see some mahogany-like cabinets in the background. It was actually hard to source a photo that had mahogany cabinetry and real terra cotta tiling. Go figure, right? Either way, the concept is pretty similar, except mahogany helps dial the drama of this pairing up a notch.

White walls tend to be the most common accompaniment here, but you can also opt for a yellow. Either way, it’s a gorgeous color choice that’s exotic AF.

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10. Red Carpeting

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As someone who is a fan of exotic decoration concepts, I have to hand it to people from Morocco. They know how to throw down in the interior design world. Here, we see a Moroccan-inspired home that features dark mahogany cabinetry, cherry wood flooring, and a gorgeous red Persian rug.

Obviously, a lot of us may feel a little skittish about having a rug in a kitchen. However, it’s a gorgeous look that is well worth the extra maintenance. If you want to make the most out of this elegant idea, make sure to get a carpet that has an intricate pattern and a heavy emphasis on the color red.

Mahogany’s whole attraction is the fact that it has that striking red hue, often with a hint of purple undertones. By choosing a rug that has a similar tone, you’ll be able to bring that coloration out in darker mahoganies that may appear a bit drab.

Ossiana Tepfenhart

Ossiana Tepfenhart is an expert writer, focusing on interior design and general home tips. Writing is her life, and it's what she does best. Her interests include art and real estate investments.

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