Hi I will just give you my personal opinion based of course on what I have seen in new constructions and with my expertise as I also help sellers stage their homes for sale!
When selecting a color it is important that the tone of flooring will enhance the cabinets in the kitchen, in other words, one should not outdo the other and the tones / shades should compliment each other.
So Hoping to imagine the right white washed mable cabinets, in my personal view you have two choices
a) pick up the left over maple color on the white washed cabinets and put that one on the floor! Otherwise if you cannot match that shade of brown or light brown as maple comes in various shades and I am not sure whether you had darker wood whitewashed....
Otherwise if nothing in the shading of the cabinets allows you to color coordinate, then
look at the counters, as the floor the counters and the cabinets should create a pleasant color pallette!
You may be able to pick up a brown wood color from the coloration of the counter tops
Otherwise if matching is impossible you may then want to offset the light cabinets with a darker floor color!
And as you make your decision, you may want to consider BAMBOO as the wood choice (its g r e e n which means renewable source of wood, it can be harvested again and again every 4 years or so!!! instead of cutting down a tree that takes 30 years to grow!)
Hope this all helps....
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