I'd like to do hardwood flooring for my home. Our house has an open space design for the kitchen and family room. Attached is the model home picture. I have the same cabinet color (maple, not as golden as in the misleading picture though). And I've chosen dark backsplash and counter top. My wall is off-white. To be conservative, I can choose medium-to-light brown flat maple floor. But I want to make home look as spacious as possible. I might have to give up birch or maple natural as my husband does not like that light color. I'm having a dilemma in choosing the floor color now.Would appreciate any ideas very much! By the way, my style is traditional and casual.