Having trouble picking just one cabinetry color? Well, you don’t have to.

Two-tone kitchens are totally crush-worthy and we have six examples to prove it. Though most people choose a single shade for their cupboards, the combination of two different finishes creates an eye-catching look that is gaining popularity. Whether you opt for a bold contrast or a subtle depth, a duo of cabinetry colors is a strategic design choice.

If you’re interested in taking the idea for a spin yourself, consider the following finish combos. Wood veneers pair well with a muted blue for a natural vibe, while bright white and vibrant green hues come together for an eye-catching look. Inspiration awaits.

 

Feeling Calm 

Blue and wood two-tone kitchen cabinets

Photography and design: Mallory Fletchall

Mallory Fletchall of Reserve Home renovated her 210-square-foot rental kitchen in Greenpoint, Brooklyn in just three weeks. To pull off a minimal, soothing look both quickly and on a budget, she installed Semihandmade Supermatte Agave Slab fronts on the lowers and a plywood floating cabinet up top. The muted blue-green mingles well with the timber, brushed brass hardware, marble-effect laminate countertops, and white tile backsplash.

 

Going Bold 

Green and white two-tone kitchen cabinets

Photography and design: Heidi Noelle

Semihandmade DIY Shaker panels painted in Sherwin-Williams Extra White and Benjamin Moore Irish Moss define this striking Heidi Noelle-designed Ohio kitchen. By highlighting the island in vivid green, the eye is immediately drawn to the gathering point at the center of the room. This daring decision creates the ultimate contrast with the snow-colored cabinets, which provide a sense of freshness of their own.

 

Sticking With Neutrals

Wood Slab Kitchen Cabinets

Photography and design: Yellow Brick Home

To reimagine the compact kitchen in the top unit of a charming Chicago duplex, Kim and Scott Vargo of Yellow Brick Home went for the classic combination of wood, black, and white. The couple chose Semihandmade Impression Tahoe fronts for the lowers, topping them with a matte black laminate countertop. They painted the paneled backsplash in Sherwin-Williams Pure White, which is a close match for the Semihandmade Supermatte White Slab doors so that the uppers would blend seamlessly into the wall.

 

Blending In

White and gray two-tone kitchen cabinets

Photographer: Erin Feinblatt; Design: Hearth Homes Interiors

The sisters in law behind Hearth Homes Interiors added depth to this Santa Barbara, California kitchen by including a subtle variation between the Semihandmade Supermatte White Shaker uppers and light grey lowers. While the room, with its matte white Café appliances and Caesarstone quartz countertops, still has the crisp, clean effect of a fully white kitchen, the two-tone cabinetry gives it a more complex feel and brings in warmth. 

 

Connecting With Texture

White and blue two-tone kitchen cabinets

Courtesy of Semihandmade

Though the white and agave hues in this kitchen are in direct contrast with one another, the upper and lower cabinets are connected by their common beaded texture, thanks to the Semihandmade SSS collection. The style creates a unified look that’s further heightened by the painted brick wall that serves as a backsplash. Brushed brass and half-moon-shaped pulls by Sarah Sherman Samuel complete the modern aesthetic. 

 

Acting Natural

Kitchen island with wood storage doors

Photographer: Erin Feinblatt; Design: Hearth Homes Interiors

Hearth Homes Interiors also designed this neutral Santa Barbara kitchen that marries Semihandmade Supermatte White Shaker doors along the perimeter with Impression Tahoe fronts on the massive island for a warm, natural effect. Wooden stools and wicker light fixtures contribute to the organic vibe, while black metal accents supply a necessary edge that embodies the Central California locale.

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