Two-toned kitchens are the effortlessly stylish, growing trend of the year. But what’s even better is that integrating them is not a problem. They’re simply limitless. A two-toned kitchen can achieve both a colour expressive statement or understated multidimensional composition. How you choose to approach it is up to you.
Ideas For Creating a Two Toned Kitchen
Experiment With Combining Colours:
The most obvious way of creating a two-toned kitchen would be to marry two different colours. This may sound easy but sometimes getting the right combination of hues can be difficult. A great starting point, if you’re struggling to pair colours together, is to reference the colour wheel. This handy design trick allows you to narrow down a handful of colours that go well together. Once you have picked your preferred combination you can begin delving deeper into the different tones/shades of each colour.
Don’t Pick One, Pick Both:
This may sound crazy, but if you’re struggling to choose between two shades of the same colour why not consider using both? A multi-tonal colour palette oozes sophistication. You could choose to distribute the colours proportionally or have them imbalanced.
Accentuate With Accents:
Have you ever heard of the saying less is more? That’s exactly how you should be approaching accents in your kitchen design. Getting the right balance is crucial. This is because you don’t want to overpower your design, though you want to infuse it enough that it subtly elevates your design. For example, wood is a great material to use as an accent in your design. Wood is a charismatic material that can warm a room and make it feel cosier.
Try Interrupt Colour With Trims:
Finalise your contemporary design with trims. This underrated, highly effective finish will help transform your kitchen into an eye-catching design. Trims can be used to contrast or complement your design depending on how you choose to incorporate them. Not sure what trim to use? Brass is a timeless elegant metal that would be complementary to a muted colour palette. Whilst a matt graphite is best suited for contrasting a bright, light colour palette. Equally, you could choose a metallic copper, aluminium, matte white… the list goes on.
Have You Considered Merging Materials?
Include a variety of materials in your design to create a dynamic composition. Not sure what materials to use? Consider mixing up your design with elements of glass. Glass is an elegant space-enhancing material that can be incorporated into your cabinetry or as a bespoke splashback. Alternatively, you can experiment with combining different surface finishes. For instance, accompany matte surfaces with shiny surfaces to mix them up.