7 Real Renos Featuring Two-Tone Cabinets

by Kelley Rowland

Two-tone cabinets: modern, minimal, traditional—and everything in between

We identified the patterns we expect to see in kitchen renovation and design in 2019. On the list? None other than two-tone kitchen cabinets. They bring visual interest to the kitchen, plus allow for more color exploration without feeling overpowering. We’ve seen the look in so many Sweeten renovations (including these seven spaces) that we decided to shine a spotlight on it. See how these homeowners put their personal spin on the trend.

Two-tone kitchen cabinets
1. Contemporary meets classic

The best way to describe this kitchen: contemporary meets classic. The bi-tonal paint (white upper cabinets and gray lower) adds to the modern, yet, traditional feel already established by the mix of open shelves and closed cabinets.

Carnegie Hill, Manhattan, apartment combination, design, construction, kitchen

2. Modern and clean

Megan and Zak’s kitchen renovation was part of a much larger project: combining two apartments with very different styles. The reimagined kitchen represents their combined vision of a modern, clean space. The navy and white cabinets and floating shelves add clean lines and an airy feel.

New Jersey, Jersey City, renovation, two family, remodel, one family, kitchen3. Mixing tones for a pop of color

Be teal our hearts! Carol and Jon took the two-tone idea up a notch with a fun teal hue. The warm, bright color adds character and also accentuates other features in the kitchen, like the gold pendant lights and wood floors.

home renovation, kitchen renovation, two-tone cabinets, open shelves4. Gold and green to add contrast in cabinets

Maggie and Ross’ renovation was all about reaching a compromise on their different design aesthetics. These light green cabinets (with white uppers) are just one example of how the couple merged their tastes.

Two-tone kitchen cabinets5.  Jewel-tones

Blue and white cabinets are one of the most common color combinations we see (not surprising considering its versatility). Nikki and Chris opted for a bright jewel-tone blue in their sweet cook space. They wanted a color that stands out without being overpowering.

Brooklyn, New York City, renovation, remodel, kitchen6. Wood accents to ground lower cabinets

Wood cabinets are experiencing a comeback. Pair them with a solid paint finish on the top cabinets, like Sunghee and Joseph, and you have a trend goldmine.

Two-tone kitchen cabinets in gray and white7. Two-tone cabinet neutrals

Here’s proof you can stick to neutrals and still pull off two-tone. Nilda and Brian went with a dark gray base of cabinets to elevate their cook space. Plus, it also ties-in with their stainless steel appliances and cabinet hardware.

Looking for kitchen color inspiration? Check out these blue beauties.

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