Mixing and matching colors with two-tone kitchen cabinets is a great way to add interest and update your kitchen. This look started trending a few years ago and seems to be maintaining it's popularity. Lending to the well received idea is the fact that it is such an affordable way to give existing cabinets an instant facelift with just paint, brush, and creative juices.
My favorite configuration is light colored cabinets on top and dark on the bottom as the darker color on the bottom best anchors the room. However, this trend allows for your own personality and taste to shine through giving your kitchen a distinct style of its own. Another common configuration is cabinets one color and an island or other stand-out item a different color. Larger kitchens with islands are natural fits for two-tone kitchen.
Is this just a trend or will it be a timeless look? My favorite kitchens have stand alone cabinets instead of traditional ones. To me it makes for a much more warm and interesting space.This trend of painting cabinet sections separately affords homeowners the chance to make their kitchens look more like these timeless images......
to help create the illusion of stand-alone furniture pieces.
I believe the look will stay with us as long as we pay attention to overall design and make good color choices. So I say give this easy makeover a try if you are considering a kitchen update.
Whether it is the desire to restore a vintage kitchen........
or bring the vintage feel to a modern interior, the warmth of painted two tone cabinets helps to manifest the look.
Tobi Fairley Interior Design
Whether you choose bold contrasting colors or subtle shade variations, varying the colors on your kitchen cabinets will give your kitchen design depth and character.
Even bright colors, not typically thought of for kitchens, seem to take on a more traditional look when mixed and matched with ivory.
The combination works perfectly! Or you can pair white cabinets with ebony wood - very chic.
James E. Howard
Sometimes it can just be a portion of your cabinets. This looks good especially in a smaller kitchen.
Interesting way to bring old world into a more modern kitchen. I love the cabinet!!
Another version of two tone....best kept in subtle colors.
The Lettered Cottage
This design trend works well in all types of kitchen ....... old world, country, tradition and modern.
Don't forget you can also mix wood and painted cabinets.
As the average kitchen size is increasing, homeowners are wanting to add additional colors to their color scheme. Here is a lovely example......ivory cabinets and celadon island.
A common configuration is cabinets one color and an island or other stand-out item a different color.
A second color on the island can give the impression that the island was added at a later time, much like mis-matched furniture being added to the room piece by piece.
If you don't want it to look like you have added the island at a different time, add a decorative accent or two that incorporates both colors.
Blue and white is always a good timeless choice.
James E. Howard
Charcoal gray kitchen cabinets and white island equals a lovely kitchen!
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