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Dark, Medium, or Light Wood Floors - What's Your Design Style?

The combination of white, enamaled kitchen cabinets and wood floors has been home buyers favorite combinations, but some like light wood floors, some prefer dark, rich wood, and others like a color more in the middle - not too dark and not too light. 

What Color Kitchen Cabinets Look Best with Wood Floors?

Well, that depends on your personal style and the look you're trying to create in your home. We've done all shades of wood floors and wood types. Click through our kitchen images below to see the different combinations of wood floors, cabinets, and contrasting island colors. The wood grain also makes a statement - some wood grains are more visible than others. Our designers work with you to determine your style and help you choose a wood floor what you will love to live with for a very long time. 

Wood Floors Are a Durable and Beautiful Design Element

Many people are surprised that our Minnesota homes have hardwood floors throughout the greatroom, dining, and kitchen. Not only is it durable, it also offers visual warmth and texture and lends itself to a natural design element that works with any architectural style. Hardwood is a premium flooring material that increases a homes value and is a sustainable design element.


  • Attractive surface
  • Can be refinished
  • Increases home value
  • Softer and warmer than tile

Let Us Bring Your Vision to Life - Custom Design Build or Buy an Existing Model

We build on your lot or you choose one of our lots or models in neighborhoods throughout the Twin Cities including Plymouth, Maple Grove, Excelsior,  Minnetonka, and other Minneapolis suburbs.  

Gray & White Home Interior Paint Trends

From Casual and Cozy to Contemporary and Sophisticated

Grays and whites are a neutral color palette we love to use in Creek Hill Custom Homes' models. The colors create beautiful spaces for great rooms, kitchens, and master suites whether we layer varying shades of white or create a contrasting color palette of white punctuated with a bold gray. 

You can keep it subtle or add bold accent colors on a focus wall, in art, light fixture, or decor and furnishings. Grays and whites are versatile and work with so many styles.

A Neutral Color Palette is Versatile and Timeless

Sherwin Williams has over twelve white paint wall colors in their Finest Whites Color Collection to create a tone-on-tone palette. Their Living Well Collection categorizes grays and whites to inspire spaces to Center, Focus, Renew, and Reflect. Grays and whites bring a sense of comfort, style, and well-being into a home. 

Cool whites, warm whites, timeless whites and varying shades and hues of gray never go out of style.

Perfect Colors to Complement Architectural Details

A home's design and character is complemented by the color of paint and finishes. Coffered, vaulted, beamed, and stepped ceilings are enhanced visually with whites and grays. This palette also works well with all types of floors from dark, medium, and light wood to carpet and tile. 

Click through the home photos below for some of the ways we used grays and whites in one of our luxury ramblers near hisotoric Excelsior, MN and on the shore of Lake Minnetonka.


2021 Spring Parade of Homes

Creek Hill Custom Homes is Excited to Showcase 2 New Model Homes in Excelsior & Maple Grove!

We've just put the final touches on two of our newest custom homes and we're excited to invite you in! Spring brings one of our favorite events, Parade of Homes, where you get to tour hundreds of homes in Minnesota. You'll see new design features, exquisite finishes, amenities, the latest in home technology, color palettes that are hot in 2021, and living spaces that you'll want to live in!

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2020 Spring Parade of Homes Models

Tour Creek Hill Custom Homes' Plymouth Models! 

2020 Spring Parade of Homes is open May 28-June 14 | Thurs.-Sun. | 12-6 p.m. We look forward to welcoming you into 2 of our newest models. Read our COVID-19 practices here or if you prefer to schedule a private tour outside of Parade of Homes hours or a live video tour, please contact our agents: Erik Myhran: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 612-810-3745 or Lisa Piazza: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 612751-0976. Step inside these models right now via our 3D virtual tours - links are at the bottom of the page.

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We Take COVID-19 Seriously

Thinking of you

Virtual video tours with our agents allow you to step inside our models for a personal tour without even leaving your home. We know it's not the same as being able to walk through in person, but you'll be able to see the rooms and spaces and get all the details from our agents. Read more about Creek Hill's Protocol to Reduce the Coronavirus Exposure & Spread

We're All in This Together

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