January 15, 2021

Design Trend: Two-Tone Kitchen Cabinets

The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in the home, so homeowners have reason to invest in its aesthetics. These days, two-toned kitchen cabinets are the look that is in vogue and all it takes is one look to see why; two-toned kitchen cabinets add visual interest and create an impact in the kitchen! Incorporating two-toned cabinets into your kitchen design is easy, whether you have a traditional, farmhouse, or modern style. Let’s set the tone for your kitchen as the Cabinet Chic walks you through how to bring the haute couture design trend home:

Why the Two-Tone Kitchen Cabinets Trend

The main purpose of using two colors in the design of kitchen cabinets is to add interest to the space and add stunning visual appeal. By choosing complementary colors such as grey and white, the focus will be on the cabinetry the moment you walk into the room. If you’re a lover of a bolder color, go for it! Just make sure that the colors don’t clash.

How to Have a Chic Style With Two-toned Cabinets

Here are our favorite tips to have the look work in YOUR kitchen:

Choose a Focal Point  

Choose a set of cabinets that you want to become the focal point for your kitchen. This could be the cabinets above the counter, or even the cabinets on your kitchen island. After you decide where you want the focal point to be, now it’s time to choose color! The purpose of a focal point is to be eye-catching, so this is where you can go with a bold shade like the 2021 color of the year, Aegean Teal.

Pick Complementary Colors

Selecting colors for your cabinets can be a challenge, especially when you are looking for colors that perfectly complement each other! Sitting down with a professional design company like C & C Cabinets will help you choose the perfect blend of colors for your design aesthetic. While a bold pop of color can really make a statement, if that’s not what you are going for, you can pair white cabinets with wood finishes for a more natural look. Often, subtle changes in color can create the most visual impact! Make sure that the lighter color you choose is one that you won’t mind using in other places, as it will likely become an accent color throughout your kitchen. We LOVE color at C & C Cabinets, and can paint or finish your custom cabinets in any color you can think of! Call us today for a custom cabinetry quote: 813-876-6780.

Get Inspired: Beautifully Unique Cabinet Colors

Think Beyond Paint

If painted cabinets aren’t quite your thing, don’t worry, you can still jump in on this trend. Mixing wood finishes with laminates, glass, or aluminum can add interest to your kitchen and still be on-trend for the two-tone look. Design inspiration is key to the success of the two-toned look, so take time to research options and save inspiration before beginning! Wood finishes are our specialty at the Cabinet Chic! Our fully-custom finishes range from stained, painted, distressed, hand oil rubbed, glazed, gilded, faux, and more! Contact us to chat about cabinet design.

Go Dark on the Bottom

An easy way to incorporate the two-tone trend to your cabinetry is by using a darker shade on the lower cabinets, and a lighter shade on top. This not only allows you to make a statement, but it also will make your kitchen appear larger because the lighter color on the top cabinets draws the eye upwards. To try this look, you could choose a dark bold color for the bottom cabinets, and white for the upper cabinets.

Design Stunning Kitchen Cabinetry

If you are ready to take on the two-tone cabinet trend this year, the Cabinet Chic can help! From design services, color consultations, and computerized renderings, we will create the custom cabinetry that you’ve dreamed of. From traditional to modern and everything in-between we can design and build two-toned custom cabinets just for you!

If you live in the Tampa Bay area, contact us for a design consultation today: 813-876-6780 or contact us for a quote. *Designer's note: Some images are courtesy of other designers/builders. However, if you dream it or even love what you see,  C & C Cabinets can make it come to life.

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