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Two-Tone Kitchen Inspiration

Two toned kitchens are a trend that is taking over our cooking spaces. One of the hardest interior design decisions surely must be what color to use in the heart of your home, but two toned kitchens have made this decision all the more simple when you can choose two colors rather than one!

We no longer have to choose between bold or neutral, sage green or earthy green, muted grey or sandy beige, because it's officially a look to mix both! Two toned kitchens are perfect for those who wish to experiment with color, without completely straying from their love of sophisticated styling. Therefore, choosing the perfect color combo for optimum style might leave you finding yourself feeling a less frequent need to redecorate...

Wood & Whites

Using woods and whites in your kitchen's color scheme is a great way to warm up a white kitchen while creating a cozy feel. This means you can be bolder with other elements of your design, and introduce trending textures, like wood, for an earthy feel. The contrast of the colors and patterns also add depth to the room, preventing it from looking flat which is great for open layouts!

- English Toffee

White kitchen cupboards give you a neutral starting point where you can begin to build your two-tone scheme while simultaneously offering timeless appeal and versatility.

- Bright Scandinavian

Creams, browns, and beige room ideas all dominate this Scandinavian-inspired scheme.

Choose a neutral tone and beautifully balance it with natural textures such as oak to create a contemporary, Scandinavian inspired concept.

Wood & Colors

When it comes to creating a two-toned kitchen, paint is going to be your friend. Painting kitchen cupboards and walls and even floors are the easiest way to create a new color scheme in your space. Greens, blues, black, and mushroom colors all go well with wood and can create an appealing two-toned kitchen.

- Modern Craftsman

- Olive & Iron

Color & Color

Color on color kitchens may sound daunting at first, but you need only know where to begin! Greens, blues, black, and mushroom colors all go especially well with whites in kitchens (which is the preferred color), and you're sure to make a stunning impact with these color combo designs!

- Coffee at the Cottage

For a two-tone kitchen idea that has a softer feel, choose a cream for your cupboard doors. Thanks to its warm, neutral tone, this color is versatile, making it a cozier and more comforting alternative to white. This also makes it a natural choice for emphasizing the honeyed hues of wood grain materials that are often found in rustic decors or for accentuating period features to add charm.

- Black & White Vibes

Both classic and classy, a monochromatic kitchen in black and white is tasteful and trendy. By choosing this color combo you're playing things safe, but in a stylish way. Add metalic faucet fixtures to elevate this spaces look.

Your kitchen doesn’t have to stay as one color. By using two shades, not only does it give you opportunity to reference two colors from your palette, but it lets you change the pace of your scheme. Whatever you decide, make sure to choose what's best for you and create a kitchen you love. We can't wait to see what you do!

~This blog was brought to you by S. Donnelly Interiors. Learn more about the interior design project process by following Stephanie Donnelly and her interior design services in Glen Ellyn, Illinois and the surrounding areas!


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