When planning your new kitchen, you can expect to hear many arguments about what to choose for the handles, what type of wood to go with, and what kind of finishes to put on. But for a lot of people, the kitchen cabinets might be the most important decision in the room, the one that can make or break the entire room.

A kitchen is a place where you spend most of your time, and also a place where you should feel comfortable, right? Well, before you start making major decisions based on color, you should know that style is a very personal decision, so you might want to start by adding an element of style to your kitchen. The two-toned trend is a huge hit right now, with a darker shade of color at the bottom of kitchen cabinets, with a lighter shade on top. This trend is not reserved just for kitchen cabinets, it can be used in the bathroom as well, or wherever it works.

Picking the Right Color Palette

Before deciding to go with the two-toned trends, make sure that you pick two colors that are within the same color palette. The look should be like a natural progression, such as the ombre effect, from top to bottom. This style can open up the kitchen, and make it feel lighter and brighter due to the lighter top kitchen cabinets.

Contrasting colors is another unique option for kitchen cabinets.

Considerations Besides Color

Use two tones of wood that compliment each other. They should have the same base hue (golden, cherry, blonde, chocolate, etc.). Black and white cabinets are a bold contrast, but you can soften the effect with marble and stone countertops that have both colors. It’s best to keep the dark color at the bottom, and light at the top. White top cabinets are popular, and with them, you can add a light blue or green base cabinet to incorporate a bit of color.

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