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While the timelessness of an all white kitchen is still popular in the kitchen design world, a new style has been stealing the spotlight in recent years. Utilizing a two tone combination in various ways to help create a more in depth and rich look for a newly remodeled space has become more in demand. There are multiple ways that this can be executed in a kitchen layout with a few different ways pictured below in finished projects designed by AKB.

Pictured above is a two toned combination where the island features a custom Sherwin Williams color suggested by the client. The perimeter of the kitchen was also chosen in a custom Sherwin Williams color that together, help create a sense of cohesiveness with the incorporation of the similarly toned tile backsplash.



Above there were a few different color combinations included in the design. The island perimeter and island featured not only two different colors but also two different finishes. The island features Silestone quartz in the color Charcoal Soapstone with a suede finish while the perimeter is in Caesarstone’s polished Noble Grey. Additionally, the Dura Supreme cabinetry bases, island and tall cabinet were styled with a stained finish while the uppers are depicted in a painted finish.


Lastly, above is a two toned combination between the bases and uppers. The bottom showcases Dura Supreme cabinetry in a stained finish that is then contrasted by the custom paint color requested by the client. In order to push the two toned design, there was matching paneling outlining the uppers in order to create a more unified design for this kitchen layout.


There are various ways to incorporate a two toned look in a kitchen space to make it unique. When designing a new space; a design character has to be considered in order to not only make it more functional but also aesthetically pleasing for years to come.


There’s definitely more options for color combinations but hopefully this blog post has covered some of the basics and perhaps even inspired your next design decision!  To view additional pictures of these projects, please visit our remodel project gallery by clicking here.
Written by: Marnie Knouse, AKB Chicago Project Coordinator