Two-Tone Kitchen Cabinets? Fad or Forever?

August 17, 2016

The look of two-tone cabinetry can be appealing to the eye with proper design. Have you considered trying this design feature? This trend has been ongoing for some time, and does not look to be slowing down. When done tastefully, the two-tone cabinet look will stand the test of time. See the color combinations below for inspiration for your next kitchen remodel.


Image via Four Seasons Metal Works

1. Eclectic

The eclectic style calls for a non-traditional color palette. The top and bottom cabinets are painted, with the bottom cabinets being a brighter color. As seen in the photo above, the corresponding tile floor and un-busy backsplash make this eclectic style a winning combination. 




Image via Allwood Construction, Inc.

2. Traditional

Two-tone cabinets in a traditional kitchen may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but it is certainly achievable. As in the photo above, by adding a linen paint to the top and a stained wood to the bottom cabinet, it creates a seamless design. 



Image via Rebecca Hays Designs

4. Transitional

All the rage in transitional kitchen design right now is white cabinets, marble backsplash, and a navy blue or gray island. As seen in the photo above, the accent pieces tie in to the island to make this kitchen seem well put together. 



Image via Hannah Dee Interiors

5. Cottage

Cottage kitchens are generally painted white, as this makes a usually smaller space seem larger. As seen in the photo above, by adding a lighter blue to the lower cabinet, it still achieves the bright and airy feel, while making the kitchen stand out. 



Image via Don Harris, Architect

6. Contemporary

 This contemporary kitchen highlights the use of white, frosted glass upper cabinets, and medium wood tone lower cabinets. The countertop is neutral, to blend in with the upper cabinets. The gray backsplash and stainless appliances tie the space together. 



Image via Tim Cuppett Architects


7. Old World Meets New World

This kitchen style brings to life the most loved aspects of an old world kitchen, such as rustic wood throughout, while still achieving a modern look by adding in the glass lighting pendants. 



Image via Right Arm Construction


8. Craftsman

This style of kitchen is emphasized by natural wood tone cabinets. It is paired with slate flooring and a linen finish on the upper cabinets. The wood grain is what stands out in this design, as there is not much need for vibrant color. 



Image via Van Wicklen Design


9. Country

This kitchen achieves a country look by incorporating traditional elements, like polished nickel hardware and wood countertops. The two tone cabinets are emphasized by the off-white buffet-style cabinet added to the left wall, that give this kitchen a down home feel. 



Image via Bill Bocken Architecture & Interior Design


10. Classic

The classic kitchen usually combines white, black and medium wood tone cabinets. As seen in the photo above, traditional cupped hardware, wood butcher block on the island, and stainless plumbing hardware give this kitchen a classic look. 


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