First off, I am a huge fan of pristine white kitchens (all that monochromatic love and white light) need I say more? But recently a handsome new friend inspired me and I ended up falling for two-tone cabinets pretty hard. So today I’d like to show you some beautiful two-tone kitchen cabinet options that made my heart beat just a little faster, perhaps you’ll feel the same. And oh my goodness, don’t even get me started on the exquisite back splash tiles I found while looking about for ideas.
Many of the kitchens shown here explore the two-tone look with neutral combinations which are absolutely lovely, but you could also play with colour. Possible combinations you could easily pull off are: grey + white (my favourite), white + black (classic!), white + sea foam (or teal, or green, or blue…), and white + wood (love this one too).
You might think, okay, beautiful, but how could this make sense in my life? Well, family life is messy right? I always say that, but the truth is, I make a mess too and my kids are quite careful and usually ask before attempting science experiments with old sneakers, buckets of water and who knows what else (yes, this happened). Dark lower cabinets are less maintenance than an all white ones!
How to Achieve the Look:
Upper/Lower Split: White upper cabinets and dark lower cabinets leave things bright and airy yet functional.
Feature Wall Split: Say you have an enormous kitchen and you want to create a visual break or designate an area for special, duty like a coffee bar. This combination looks best when you carry the feature colour via accents into other spots in the room.
Island/Main Cabinet Split: I like neutral cabinets– white, wood, black– with a brighter colour for the island. But hey, its your kitchen, so pick a combination that makes you happy! Every morning the kitchen is where we land. Command central!
When choosing finishes for your kitchen there will be many exciting decisions to make. Paint is one of the choices that will tie it all together. The colour you choose for the cabinets will dictate the mood for the whole room, so have fun with it!