8 Cream Kitchen Flooring Ideas for a Classic Look

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When you're dreaming about your ideal kitchen, what does your kitchen flooring look like? If you just want something neutral — especially a hue that can let you easily change cabinet colors — but don't know where to begin, cream colored kitchen flooring can be a good starting point.

We've gathered a few cream kitchen flooring ideas to inspire you. From light hardwood to patterned tile, this hue can work with a variety of styles.

1. Keep it minimal and sleek.

For a chic and classic look, consider pairing cream hardwood flooring with white cabinets and light wood countertops. This space also incorporates open shelving in the same tones.

Get the look: Mohawk Urban Loft Seaspray Oak Engineered Hardwood Flooring, $6.99 per square foot

2. Experiment with a subtle pattern.

Just because you're sticking to a neutral cream color doesn't mean you can't play with the look of it. Pair lantern shaped tile with dark cabinets for a modern style.

Get the look: Stone Center Online Moelanos Beige Medium Lantern Shaped Arabesque Baroque Mosaic Tile, $23.99 per sheet

3. Go for a subtle and surprisingly chic vinyl look.

While vinyl kitchen flooring might not be the first thing that comes to mind, this cook space proves it can look sophisticated.

Get the look: Mannington Adura Flex Rectangle Meridian Stucco Luxury Vinyl, $5.09 per square foot

4. Keep it classic with hardwood.

This is another great hardwood floor look, in a slightly warmer tone. White cabinets and a light wood kitchen table create a cohesive look.

Get the look: Blue Ridge Hardwood Castlebury French Linen Eurosawn White Oak, $5.29 per square foot

5. Pair minimalist wood cabinets with cream tiles.

If you're more of a fan of uniform kitchen tiles, go for a style like this one. When combined with wood cabinets — sans hardware for a minimal look — and a kitchen island, the flooring helps complete a Scandi-chic cook space.

Get the look: American Tile Depot Durango Cream Travertine Tumbled Field Tile, $14.99

6. Use a similar shade for both your cabinets and floor.

For decor lovers who are drawn towards simplicity, there's always the option to play up the cream hue in your cook space. This space uses cream porcelain tile with light cabinets for a minimalist vibe.

Get the look: Floor & Decor Castille Grand Ridge Cream Porcelain Tile, $1.99 per square foot

7. Try an eye-catching geometric look.

Want to shake things up a bit more while staying within the cream color palette? Try a geometric cream flooring look, which works great with a black countertop and backsplash (along with some minimal black shelving).

Get the look: Kikko Vinyl Tile (pack of 20), $29.80

8. Consider a combo of hardwood and patterned looks.

Who says you need to choose just one pattern? This look combines wood grain with a diamond pattern for a playful style. Combined with white kitchen cabinets and wood countertops, it also makes for a great farmhouse style kitchen with a twist (if that's your vibe).

Get the look: FloorPops Illusion Peel and Stick Floor Tiles (pack of 20), $29.80


Eva Recinos is an associate editor at Hunker. You can reach her at eva@hunker.com

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