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  • Antoinette Prinsloo

Kitchen Colour Combinations

The beauty of two-toned kitchens lies with their limitless options. When it comes to two-tone kitchen cabinets, colour isn’t the only way to go. Mixing two different materials or contrast finishes will also create a two-tone effect. If you need some help figuring out where to start, here are some popular trends to inspire you:

White cabinets with a splash of colour

Colourful kitchens aren't for everyone, but every kitchen can include some colour. Adding colour to a white kitchen is a perfect compromise between quiet and loud. Pairing white cabinets with colours are a great way to liven up your kitchen & create a specific mood. The splash can be added with accessories or wall finishes such as paint. Alternatively, have the island cabinetry in a different colour.

Colour & Wood

Want to use wood in your kitchen but fear that wood-on-wood will look too rustic? Don’t be afraid to mix solid colours & textures into your space. Creating contrast with wood elements is an easy way to add a touch of warmth to your kitchen.

Black & White

Black and white create a simple, balanced kitchen colour combination. Make use of the timeless duo by pairing white foundational elements with black accents. Alternatively, the timeless appeal of bold black cabinetry offset by crisp white accents creates a refined & highly designed space.

Similar Hues

Having a two-tone kitchen doesn’t mean you have to opt for bright or loud hues. For a super-stylish but understated look, use darker hue on the floor cabinetry and lighter on the wall units to create a graduated effect. This is a look that works best with neutral tones, such as grey, taupe or beige. Perfect for minimalistic spaces.

A general rule of thumb is to keep darker colours lower down with paler colours on top. Using darker colours on the floor cabinetry creates a grounding effect and helps to define the kitchen space, while using lighter colours for wall units helps to reflect light and create a feeling of spaciousness, so is perfect for smaller kitchens.

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