Two-Tone Kitchen Design Tips: What Not to Do


Thankfully kitchens have graduated from the 80’s, when it was once popular to decorate walls with obnoxious wallpaper patterns and dine under florescent lights. Emerging with much sleeker style, today’s kitchen designs don chic color schemes and more spacious layouts. A top trend we’re seeing in 2014? The much more stylish two-tone kitchen. Check out the tips below to achieve a two-tone kitchen of your dreams by learning what NOT to do.

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Two Darks Does Not Equal a Right

When picking the perfect tones for your new kitchen, color balance is key. If you have two dark tones paired together, your space will look smaller. Both colors will be competing against each other instead of accenting each other to create a cohesive feel.

Consider Color Choice

There’s nothing wrong with accenting with a pop of color, but if you’re planning on using a unique hue like purple, it’s best to use sparingly. Appliances, utensils, and decor can be used to bring a splash of color to your kitchen. But if you’re designing custom cabinetry, we recommend sticking with natural wood, white paint, or dark stains.

Woods that Play Together Stay Together

Pick wood types that go together. If you have a loud, red maple island paired with dark espresso stained cabinets, the outcome is a sight for sore eyes – you’ll end up having an island that sticks out like a sore thumb, drawing the eye to that piece. If you want a space to appear bigger, you want to draw the eye outward to the walls, not into the center of the room.

Too Trendy

Although this abode is adorable and showcases a unique blend of fun color combos and eclectic style, when picking your kitchen tones you should consider your “timeline.” In ten or twenty years from now, will this kitchen still be in style? You may want to ask yourself that very question when picking your two-tone color scheme. When it comes to your return on investment, opt for a more classic style that will endure throughout the ages. Think timeless elegance and soft contrast tones instead of gaudy and overdone.

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