Many homeowners choose one color for their kitchen cabinets. But two-tone kitchen cabinets have been a popular design feature for decades, and can work with a variety of styles. Using two different colors (typically one for the perimeter and the other for an island) can add visual impact and a little “wow” factor. Here are a few ideas on how to integrate two-tone cabinets in your new kitchen:

  • Use contrasting materials such as painted wood and stained wood, wood and steel, etc.
  • Make the second tone an accent such as a built-in desk area.
  • Look for balance – either varying tones of the same color or a bright color with a more subtle color.
  • Mix door styles – consider a flat panel door on upper cabinets and a craftsman style on the lower ones.