9 Two-Tone Kitchen Cabinets: Color Ideas

You’ve probably seen two-tone kitchen cabinets all over Instagram and Pinterest as you research for your kitchen remodel. And for good reason!

Two tone cabinets in kitchen can be a perfect way to add a contemporary touch to your kitchen design and help a small space feel much larger. Whether you choose two tone kitchen cabinets and island or two pops of color interspersed throughout the kitchen, a two tone kitchen will always make a statement.

There are many ways to create dual color kitchens, but there are definitely some things you’ll want to keep in mind to make sure you achieve the look you’re after.

  1. Think about the rest of your home. What colors will coordinate with the rest of your decor? Try and stick with a theme, especially in an open plan living space.
  2. Will it age well? Unless you plan on redoing your kitchen every few years, it’s important to color finishes that aren’t too trendy and will be able to be used for a long time to come.
  3. Do the colors complement each other? The colors you pick should match and work well together. Generally you’ll want one neutral or light color (or wood) and one darker or bright color.
  4. Darker color on the bottom. The darker of the cabinet choices should be on the bottom to keep the look balanced.

Here are some two-tone kitchen cabinet trends!

Two Tone Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Gray & White Kitchen Cabinets

White is always a classic kitchen choice, and gray is perfect complement. The best part about gray cabinets is all the shades and choices you have. And honestly, when it comes to gray cabinets, you can’t go wrong!

white and gray cabinets
navy and wood cabinets

Navy & Wood Two Tone Cabinets in Kitchen

For a warm and rustic look, we love navy blue kitchen cabinets with wood details. You can accent with a wood stove hood, wood cabinets on the bottom or a wood kitchen island. Any type of wood will do, but we especially love the look of maple, walnut or a lighter wood like hickory. This look is complemented best by a white marble-like countertop.

Green & White Two-Tone Kitchen Cabinets

Emerald green cabinets are a bold and luxe, pair them with white and you get a lovely balance that creates a very contemporary space. We love the subway tile and butcher block used in this kitchen by Jenna Sue Design.

navy and wood cabinets
navy and wood cabinets

Light Gray & Black Kitchen Cabinets

Light gray and black might not seem like a timeless choice, but when the gray is as light as this kitchen by Remedy Design it looks incredibly timeless and classic. And makes a beautiful choice for two tone cabinets in kitchen.

Mushroom & White Kitchen Cabinets

Mushroom is one of the colors we are seeing more and more of in kitchen design. We especially love this classic tone with a stark bright white to set it off. Pair it with brass fixtures for a classic look. This kitchen from Coco and Jack is a perfect inspriration!

navy and wood cabinets
dark gray and wood kitchen

3 Color Kitchen

It may not be for everyone, but it’s possible to choose three different types of cabinets in your kitchen and have it look amazing. This kitchen has wood, dark gray and white cabinets and it looks beautiful!

Sage & Cream Kitchen Cabinets

Sage is gorgeous color, especially complemented with a creamy white. The soft tones and textures of this DeVOL kitchen is a perfect example of how this combo can work in a country kitchen.

dark gray and wood kitchen
dark gray and wood kitchen

Natural Wood & White Kitchen Cabinets

Flat panel cabinets in light natural wood and white give this kitchen a distantly modern style. The gray marble countertops and backsplash give this kitchen texture and interest. See more here.

Black & White Kitchen Cabinets

A black island with white cabinets is a classic look, especially with the gold cabinet knobs and pulls. We especially love the black accents and dark grout in the backsplash to complete the design by Tamara Rene Design Inc.

dark gray and wood kitchen

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