Color, Design Trends, Kitchen Designers

Two Tone Kitchen Cabinets: A Top Design Trend

The heart of the home is said to be the kitchen. It is the place where family and friends gather to talk, eat, live, and love.  Choosing colors and design styles for your kitchen can prove difficult. Who says you only need one color? Having more than one hue in your modern kitchen provides ample opportunities to create a focal point or a dramatic eye-catching contrast. Two tone kitchen cabinets are an increasing trend in kitchen designs. They provide color options that were not in the realm of our imaginations before. 

Are Two Tone Kitchen Cabinets in Style? 

Two tone kitchens are gaining in popularity. While the fresh “all-white” look has been trending for a while now, pairing it with a darker blue, black, or gray is becoming increasingly fashionable. Whether you opt to create a black and white kitchen or you opt to create a focal point by finishing your kitchen island or hood in a darker hue, a contrasting set of colors help draw you into the room. 

What Two Tone Color Cabinets Are In Style? 

For years, stained wood cabinets were the cabinet of choice; however painted cabinets have become more and more favorable over the years. Wellborn Cabinet offers a wide selection of modern and traditional paint colors to help create a trending design. Our  paint colors Glacier White, Bleu, Onyx, and Gray are very popular right now and are widely used to create a two tone kitchen design. Not to exclude our natural look stained cabinets which can be beautifully paired with a painted finish. For more ideas visit our blog post 2020 Color Trends.  

Inspire Your Next Redesign with Two Color Kitchen Cabinets

White or lighter colored upper cabinets help to brighten and elongate the height of the kitchen space.  When paired with a bold blue like our Bleu or green-gray Willow, it merges classic to modern instantly. Many homeowners choose to use a darker color to accentuate the island or base cabinets while using white upper cabinet finis to balance out the kitchen space. Either way, as long as your kitchen feels like home, you can’t go wrong. 

kitchen with two tone kitchen cabinets

Bold Blue

Blue is our rising star color right now.  Our deep Bleu acts as an anchor for islands or base cabinets. When Bleu is coordinated with white painted perimeter cabinets, they balance the room bringing a richness while the white adds height to the room. If you want to opt for a cooler look a light blue Aqua paint helps to create a fresh, crisp look when paired with our warm Divinity finish with a hand applied Java glaze. Blues are becoming increasingly more desirable and can be used for the entire kitchen or as an accent color to bring life to your space. 

Black & White

Wellborn Cabinet’s Onyx pairs nicely with the clean lines of our Prairie door style in Glacier. The stark contrast in the two colors provides a focal point for the island and what is essentially the gathering place in the kitchen. This kitchen also features a marble slab counter top on the island meant to last and provide a clean polished finish to the room. 

The Onyx paint color also perfectly showcases the Hazelnut finish on our Vienna door style in Maple. The stark contrast in a mid-century chic kitchen shows the lines of each set of cabinetry and gives a balancing focal point opposite the island. 

two tone kitchen cabinets black and white

Mixed Wood Tones

Mixed wood tones are becoming more fashionable in both remodels and new construction. This kitchen features a Maple island in a Coffee Stain finish with a banking L-shaped series of cabinets in our ColorInspire Pediment.  The two finishes definitely compliment each other and provide balance and light in the smaller kitchen area. 

Thinking About Trying Two Tone Kitchen Cabinets? 

If you’re considering a remodel or building your dream home, there are a few things to consider when selecting paint or stain finishes. The first, will the color last the lifetime of the home or will it be a trendy color that will need to be changed in a few years? Neutral colors work well for decorating as you can add and take away color schemes more easily than if you were to refinish your cabinets. 

You also want to consider balance and lighting in your kitchen area.  If your kitchen has minimal light, choosing a dark color for your cabinetry may not be the best option. Having minimal light with darker finishes makes the room seem smaller. To open up the space without adding lighting, a brighter color would be best. 

Contact one of our local Wellborn Cabinet dealers to help you design and craft your ideal kitchen. 

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  1. Azule Kitchens says:

    It’s very interesting. Such an amazing read, and also love gallery. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I’m inspired by the two-tone kitchen cabinets design. I’ll surely share this with my siblings to consider this design for our kitchen.

  3. […] Nearly every cabinet finish, color, or stain pairs well with black. Since it is so universal, many homeowners opt to make black cabinets either as the anchor color on the wall cabinetry or use it on the kitchen island for a two-tone kitchen cabinet look. […]

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