2 Tone Kitchen Cabinets

Next Up Two-Toned Kitchen Cabinets Two-toned kitchen cabinets provide an interesting and exciting variety to a ho-hum kitchen. Kitchen Cabinet Door Accessories and Components Dive into the range of available kitchen cabinet door accessories and components, and create a kitchen with style to spare. Kitchen Cabinet Components Get the information you need on the different components and accessories available for custom kitchen cabinets. Small Space Solutions for Kitchens and Living Rooms 19 Photos Kitchen Cabinet Inspirations 99 Photos Maximum Home Value Kitchen Projects: Cabinets and Hardware Follow these style and trend tips to update—and make buyers fall in love with—your kitchen. Distressed and Antiqued Kitchen Cabinets Add cottage-style charm to white painted cabinets by distressing then applying antiquing glaze. This quick and easy project will give builder basic cabinets a custom look in no time. Kitchen Cabinet Prices Get all the info you’ll need on common kitchen cabinet pricing tiers. Kitchen Cabinet Choices 9 Photos Repainting Kitchen Cabinets Get all the info you’ll need on repainting kitchen cabinets, including a helpful step-by-step guide.
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2 Tone Kitchen Cabinets

Two-Toned Kitchen Cabinets Two-toned kitchen cabinets provide an interesting and exciting variety to a ho-hum kitchen. Kitchen Cabinet Door Accessories and Components Dive into the range of available kitchen cabinet door accessories and components, and create a kitchen with style to spare. Kitchen Cabinet Components Get the information you need on the different components and accessories available for custom kitchen cabinets. Small Space Solutions for Kitchens and Living Rooms 19 Photos Kitchen Cabinet Inspirations 99 Photos Maximum Home Value Kitchen Projects: Cabinets and Hardware Follow these style and trend tips to update—and make buyers fall in love with—your kitchen. Distressed and Antiqued Kitchen Cabinets Add cottage-style charm to white painted cabinets by distressing then applying antiquing glaze. This quick and easy project will give builder basic cabinets a custom look in no time. Kitchen Cabinet Prices Get all the info you’ll need on common kitchen cabinet pricing tiers. Kitchen Cabinet Choices 9 Photos Repainting Kitchen Cabinets Get all the info you’ll need on repainting kitchen cabinets, including a helpful step-by-step guide.
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2 Tone Kitchen Cabinets

Two-Tone Kitchens – Trends: Two-tone kitchens have been a strong trend in recent years. Of the thousands of pictures of kitchens found on this website, nearly 25% of them are two-tone kitchens. As the average kitchen size is increasing, it is natural for additional colors to be added to the kitchen color pallete. Larger kitchens with islands are natural fits for two-tone kitchen cabinets, since the size of the room allows for more visual activity. While two-tone kitchens are popular now, a well-designed two-tone kitchen will never look dated. With a host of colors on the floors, countertops, backplashes, and walls, adding a second color to the cabinetry is not as revolutionary as you may think. With the help of a good designer, you can be trendy and timeless with a traditional style two-tone kitchen.
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2 Tone Kitchen Cabinets

Many homeowners choose a single color for their kitchen cabinets — and that’s a solution that works perfectly well. But two-tone cabinets can make a visual impact of another kind, adding variation that adapts well to styles such as traditional and modern. Here are a few ideas to integrate two-tone cabinets into your own kitchen. Use the second tone as an accent. If you’re on the fence about two-tone cabinets, then strive for highlights versus true color balance. What that means is, pick a small spot — a built-in desk, for example — and use it to try out your color variation. Another way is to paint only the crown molding and do it in a slightly dark tone to add a definitive border to a very high-ceilinged kitchen. Try a contrasting material to add a second color. If choosing a second color seems intimidating, think of it in different terms: Pick a secondary material that complements the undertones in your primary color. For example, a sunny yellow kitchen works well with a warm wood island base. A stainless-steel rolling cart offers a charming contrast to the cool blue of navy kitchen cabinets.
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2 Tone Kitchen Cabinets

Use white as a neutral bridge between two colors. Choosing a trio is a commonly used design trick that helps to ensure visual balance; it’s often referred to as the 60-30-10 rule. For color selection, it translates to 60 percent of a dominant color, 30 percent as a secondary color, and 10 percent as an accent color. For kitchen cabinets, white is a good choice for a third color in a mostly two-tone cabinet composition. That may mean a few uppers painted white to allow resting places for the eye or to balance a very strong tone with a very light hue. Strive for balance. Choosing a two-tone cabinet color combo means paying special attention to the color balance in your space. There are a few design tricks to do that. For starters, instead of picking two completely different colors (yellow and blue), vary the tonality in a single color (light yellow and dark yellow). Paint lower cabinets the darker hue and uppers the lighter one. If you have distinct colors in mind, think about their brightness and lightness. Very bold colors — a vibrant orange — demand more visual energy and need to be balanced with a more neutral hue.
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2 Tone Kitchen Cabinets

Two-Tone Kitchens – Everyday Use: The use and care of your two-tone kitchen will likely depend on the colors you choose. Like a beautiful white dress or blouse, white kitchen cabinets will require a fair degree of care and attention, since dark stains and smudges stand out visually on a bright white surface. Likewise, very dark surfaces show dust more readily and will also require frequent dusting. Careful planning in advance can pay off with a lifetime of enjoyment in your new two-toned kitchen.
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2 Tone Kitchen Cabinets

What are Two-Tone Kitchens? Multi-colored or two-tone kitchens contain two or more colors paired together on the kitchen cabinetry. In some designs, a kitchen island will be painted or stained a different color than the rest of the kitchen. In traditional kitchens, the 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. In other designs, a contrasting color will be placed on the crown molding or in accent areas. The goal is to add interest to the color pallete of the kitchen.
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2 Tone Kitchen Cabinets

Next up, designs where the top and bottom cabinets are painted in different tones have become quite popular. This technique works particularly well if there’s a need to ground the bottom cabinets using a darker color, or if you’re looking to create a cozier feel in your kitchen by “pulling the ceiling down” with a darker tone for the top cabinets.
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