Designing all the furniture in the kitchen in a single color can be a bit boring even if the cabinets contrast with the backsplash or the countertop. Of course, putting too much color or too many colors in the room also has its downsides. The perfect spot is somewhere in the middle: two-tone kitchen cabinets. Such a combo lets you play with different colors but doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be bold about it.
The two colors you choose for the kitchen cabinets can be similar but at the same time different enough from each other to have their own identity and to also create a subtle contrast.
In addition to choosing two different colors for the kitchen cabinets you can also opt for two different types of finishes. One color can be matte while the other can have a shiny finish for example.
In case you can’t decide which colors to combine, there’s always the classic black and white combo which you can count on. It’s timeless and it always looks chic and trendy no matter what style you choose.
One of the colors in the design of your two-tone kitchen cabinets can be natural wood. You can use it in combination with simple neutrals such as black, white or gray but you can also combine it with other shades such as green, blue, purple and whatever tone you prefer.
Another elegant look can result from the combination of two different wood tones. Light wood can be mixed with dark-stained wood for an interesting visual contrast. At the same time, you can complement the kitchen cabinets with a sleek island or an accent wall which has its own color palette.
The two colors on the kitchen cabinets can result from the use of two different types of materials such as wood and marble for example. Consider dark-stained wood and a dark color.
When white is the main color on your kitchen cabinets, the other tone can be a neutral which can be combined with an interesting finish or texture. It can be interesting to display these two colors separately instead of intertwined.
You could also play with two different shades of wood. A dark tone and a lighter tone can contrast with each other and can emphasize each other’s beauty.
Similarly, you could combine two different shades of the same color. For example a dark brown can be used in tandem with a light beige. You can use the color blocking technique if it suits your kitchen’s layout.
Two neutrals could also look nice together. For example, you could design your two-tone kitchen cabinets to incorporate white and gray. It might also be a good idea to add a third color to the mix.
If the idea is to cheer up the kitchen, try to think outside the box and to use colors other than grays, beige or plain white. Perhaps some yellow could look nice in combination with a neutral. It doesn’t have to be lemon-yellow. A darker shade could be cheerful too.
It’s often a good idea to include some wood in the interior design and decor of a kitchen as a way to make it feel warm and welcoming. The second color can be pretty much anything. In this case, gray was an elegant choice.
Strong color contrasts such as the one between white and a dark shade of blue can help to highlight the design or distribution of the kitchen cabinets. You can also use this to create focal points in the room.
The classic and timeless black and white combo has a lot of potential and can look elegant and chic no matter what style you choose for the design of the kitchen. At the same time, you can play a bit with the colors and use ivory instead of white just to add a warm touch to the decor.
As mentioned before, each color in the design of your two-tone kitchen cabinets can feature a distinct pattern or texture. Here’s one more example of how this combo can look like.