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Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

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When we designed our last two kitchens, I knew I wanted our island and surrounding cabinets to be two different stains. With our first home, we went with a creamy white for the cabinets and a deep brown for our island.

We also did two different countertops for the island and surrounding cabinets and loved the look! For our current home, we went with a blue/grey island and white cabinets surrounding. This is great to add depth and warmth to your kitchen space.

Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

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Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!
Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

Two-toned kitchen cabinets are a popular trend in kitchen design that has been gaining momentum in recent years.

Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

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Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

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Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

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This design trend involves using two different colors or finishes for the upper and lower cabinets in a kitchen, or the island.

Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

The result is a stunning and unique look that adds depth and character to any kitchen.

Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

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Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

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Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

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Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

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Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

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Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

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Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

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Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

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Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

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Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

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Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

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Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

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Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

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Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

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Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!
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Benefits of Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets

Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

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One of the biggest advantages of two-toned kitchen cabinets is the ability to create contrast and visual interest in the space. By using a darker color on the lower cabinets and a lighter color on the upper cabinets, the eye is drawn upward and the kitchen appears larger and more spacious.

Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

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Alternatively, using a lighter color on the lower cabinets and a darker color on the upper cabinets can create a cozy and inviting feel.

Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

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Another benefit of two-toned kitchen cabinets is the ability to highlight certain design elements in the kitchen. For example, if you have a beautiful backsplash or countertop, using a neutral color on the upper cabinets and a bold color on the lower cabinets can draw attention to those elements and make them stand out.

Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

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Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

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Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

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Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

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Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

How to Choose Your Kitchen Cabinet Colors?

When it comes to choosing colors for your two-toned kitchen cabinets, the possibilities are endless. You can opt for classic combinations like black and white, navy and white, or gray and white.

Alternatively, you can choose more unique combinations like green and blue, yellow and gray, or even pink and navy.

Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

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In addition to color, you can also play around with different finishes for your two-toned kitchen cabinets. For example, you could use a glossy finish on the upper cabinets and a matte finish on the lower cabinets. This can add even more texture and depth to your kitchen design.

Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

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Black kitchen island with white cushion bar stools with two toned white cabinet uppers

Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

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When designing your two-toned kitchen cabinets, it’s important to keep a few things in mind. First, make sure the colors you choose complement each other and the overall design of your kitchen. You don’t want the colors to clash or feel out of place.

Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

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Additionally, it’s important to consider the size and layout of your kitchen. If you have a small kitchen, using too many colors or finishes can make the space feel cluttered and overwhelming.

Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

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Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!

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Overall, two-toned kitchen cabinets are a great way to add visual interest and personality to your kitchen design. Whether you opt for classic or unique color combinations, this trend is sure to make a statement in your home. Hopefully you found some great inspiration for designing your kitchen here! Please let me know if you have any questions by leaving a comment below, or DM me on Instagram!

Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - A Design Trend Here to Stay!
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