The Two-Toned Look

ce4a41a1fa5682fe0917a6b1fbb12725.jpgOne of the latest trends in kitchen design to prove it is here to stay is two-toned cabinets. Cabinets are not only practical, but a great way to add some visual interest to a room. Putting in two different colored cabinets is a creative way to add some depth and warmth to the kitchen. Let’s face it the kitchen is the heart of the home and where everyone seems to end up; you want it to be an inviting and warm place.

The most common way to get this look is making the island a separate color from thewhite-surround-citrine-island-bhg.jpg gray-island-white-surround-cabinets-bhg.jpg cabinets on the perimeter. There are two ways to go about this, make a bold statement with a contrasting color or using a complimentary color or wood to create a warmer look. By choosing a vibrant color like this yellow-green you’re letting the island take center stage. If you want to recreate this look make sure the other cabinets are neutral, you do not want the cabinets and island to clash! Adding a pop of color with the island is a great way to show off your personality in a unique way.  Maybe a bright colored island isn’t your taste but you would still like to create this look. This effect can still be successful with an island that is a little more modest. Having another neutral like a grey still defines the space and creates depth without being so obvious. There are infinite color combinations, you just have to find the one that fits your home and style.
8fbdffb4e9d76a52e9fe83b93e23319c.jpgRecently, this trend is featuring the base and wall cabinets. This is a brilliant idea for smaller kitchens, especially ones where an island cannot fit. The room will appear taller because your eye naturally goes to the darker tone of the lower cabinets. By making the lower cabinets darker it gives the room a sense of being grounded, while having a lighter hue above creates an airy appearance. This technique can create a space that appears larger while adding character. When thinking of remodeling your kitchen, remember that the cabinets can be front and center, they do not always have to blend into the background.




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Written by: Caitlin McLaughlin – Design Consultant – Foster Remodeling Solutions