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Two-Toned Kitchen Cabinets

The two-toned kitchen cabinet trend is in full swing: one colour for the upper cabinets, another one for the lower cabinets, or a different colour for the cabinet doors. Imagine all the possibilities!

Pairing two colours for the cabinets can instantly revive the whole kitchen, regardless of the colours you choose, whether they are lively or dark hues.

Now, close your eyes and imagine these combos: orange and brown, gold and brown, eggplant and anise green, orange and violet, blue and gold, blue and grey, turquoise and beige, turquoise and chocolate brown, grey and purple, yellow and cream, black and ochre. And the list goes on.

Orange would be the ideal colour to stimulate the appetite since it creates a vibrant atmosphere perfect for any fiesta. Excellent for the kitchen! It would look even better paired with a type of wood. Combining a colour with a rich material gives a stunning look. Take, for example, red and metal.

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Are you a nature lover? Then, any one of these combinations should please your eyes: green and straw yellow, brown and a desert hue, orange and ochre, red and a reddish wood, green apple and grey.

Bear in mind that black, white and violet add luxury to a room. Not to mention aqua-tinted glass, which pairs extremely well with grey, black and white.

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The most daring among you might even try a decorative painting technique to create different finishes. You might use a rag or a sponge to paint the cabinets blue or apply the paint in a way to create a faux-marble brown or a faux-velvet yellow.

You could also opt for the shabby chic style which consists of distressing the cabinets to create a weathered look.

Whatever choice you make, keep in mind that not all lighting, artificial or natural, is one and the same to make a colour pop.

Consult the websites of paint manufacturers, such as Sico, Benjamin Moore, and others, to get the different colour shades. You will see that the colour palettes are surprisingly rich.

If the thought of painting your cabinets in two different colours frightens you, turn to monochrome colours instead. You will end up with two shades of the same colour, which will balance the space for a more sober look. Imagine these combinations: midnight blue and sky blue, chestnut and dark brown, red and red ochre, yellow and yellow ochre. Or, you could pair white with a very light grey colour and you will achieve a nearly monochrome design.

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Here’s one final option: combining two different materials instead of two different colours. Imagine the upper cabinets made of glass and the lower ones made of wood.

 

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