Kristin Chenoweth's 'sophisticated' kitchen floors make her home look luxurious and expensive

The Wicked actress unveils the dark hardwood floors in her open-concept kitchen and they're serving quiet luxury

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Tony-award winner Kristin Chenoweth is known for her angelic singing voice in Broadway musicals such as You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and Wicked and her acting roles in hits like Glee and Bewitched. Trained in opera, acting, and musical theatre, Kristin is not one to skimp on the details. The stylish flooring idea in her kitchen tracks with this reputation. 

Kristin took to Instagram to share images of her open-concept kitchen, including her dark hardwood flooring, and interior designers are obsessed.

Kristin Chenoweth has an open-concept kitchen that flows into a living room space. A black and white floating island is at the center of the cooking space, with black cabinetry and white marble countertops. The whole space is underscored by a beautiful matte dark wooden flooring idea. The whole space is sophisticated, and sleek and exudes quiet luxury.

Home decor experts say that dark hardwood floors have several benefits for Kristin's space. First, they have a stylish feel. 'Dark hardwood floors exude a sense of sophistication and elegance. They often lend a high-end and timeless appeal to the space,' says Mohammed Ahmed, interior designer and founder at The Home Guidance. He continues, 'In an open-concept kitchen, this can seamlessly extend the feeling of luxury throughout the adjoining spaces.'

Mohammad Ahmed
Mohammad Ahmed

Mohammad Ahmed is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in Interior Design. He has worked as an interior designer for one of the world's most renowned companies, where he helped design homes all around the globe.

Jennifer Ebert, digital editor at Homes & Gardens states: 'Hardwood kitchen flooring ideas are a great way to add an understated, quiet luxury feel to your space.' She continues, 'Because flooring is often an underrated design element, sophisticated flooring makes a room look much more luxurious in a subtle way.'

Jennifer Ebert
Jennifer Ebert

Jen is the Editor (Digital) of Homes & Gardens online. Before starting this position, she had completed various interior design courses at KLC Design School, as well as working across Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes and Country Homes & Interiors as an interiors writer.

Furthermore, interior designer Mohammed says, the dark hardwood floors in Kristen Chenoweth's space are inviting and adaptable. 'Even though they are dark, hardwood floors bring warmth due to their natural origin. The deep tones can add depth to a room, making it feel cozy and inviting,' he says.

'Despite their boldness, dark hardwood floors are surprisingly versatile. They can complement a variety of color palettes and design styles, from contemporary to traditional. In an open concept space, this allows for varied yet cohesive decorating choices in the adjoining areas,' says Mohammed.  This versatility is evident in Kristen's color palette where Mohammed says 'Dark hardwood floors and black cabinets add depth to the space. The juxtaposition of these dark tones against white walls provides a dimension that can make the space feel more layered and intriguing.'

Best of all, Kristen's hardwood floors seamlessly connect her space. 'Dark hardwood flooring provides a continuous, uninterrupted surface that visually connects the kitchen and living room. This consistency eliminates boundaries and makes the two spaces feel like one large, cohesive area,' says Mohammed. 'The eye is naturally drawn along the dark flooring, encouraging movement and flow between the kitchen and living room. This fluidity enhances the core principle of an open-concept design.'

Perhaps next time you are considering how to choose the best kitchen floor, Kristen Chenoworth's hardwood floors will be your first thought.

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I am a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture focusing on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.