There are few reasons you might be interested in exploring two-tone kitchen cabinets. For starters, maybe you're doing a little renovating or revamping of an exisiting space. Painting or refinishing just some of your cabinets can make a smart impact. Or perhaps you're just looking to redesign a space in a more innovative aesthetic. Ahead are 30 examples of two tone kitchen cabinets that make a strong case for abandoning uniformity.
In this stunning house in Marrakech, owned by the founders of tile design house ,enchanting floor and wall tiles provide a textured backdrop to white and wood cabinets.
Black and gold cabinets in a farmhouse kitchen by .
In a kitchen designed by , black and white cabinets are set off with black marble countertops.
Matte black cabinets (and matte white cabinets) make a cool pairing in this kitchen by .
In this Spanish style home, seafoam base cabinets and white wall cabinets are unified with brass hardware.
In this Beverly Hills cottage belonging to designer , a lover of the Arts and Crafts movement, the kitchen's cabinetry—powder blue on bottom, white up top—is custom made and the flooring is Marmoleum.
In a Manhattan home overlooking the Hudson river, the kitchen counter is by , the stove and oven are by , the refrigerator is by Sub-Zero and the sink fittings are by . The real story though is the play between warm wood cabinets and glossy white.
In this New York townhouse's black and white kitchen, the sleek pendants are from a Czechoslovakian factory and the 1940s stools are by Warren McArthur. The oven is by , the floor is lined with steel tiles. White cabinets are cooly contrasted with stainless accents.
In photographer William Abranowicz's Westchester ranch house, pendant lights by hang above the marble-top kitchen counter, adding a clean, minimalistic accent to the black and white space. The black bar chairs are by and the milk glass-lined cabinets are custom made. The backsplash tiles are by .
High-gloss, eggplant-hued cabinetry make a statement in a modern kitchen; a sleek row of white cabinets on top provide a visual respite.
A center island echoes the mossy tone of backsplash tile in this modern kitchen.
Designer Stephan Jones and San Francisco art dealer Francis Mill turned a former warehouse space into an art-filled apartment. The kitchen is no exception: the statement wall sculpture is by . The cabinetry is by , the countertops are , the faucet is by , and the stools are by .
This stunning Houston home makes organization bold with its lower custom cabinets painted in a strié effect and the upper cabinets painted in 's Roman Column. The white wall tiles are by the sink fittings are by , the range is by , the refrigerator is by and the stools are by .
Perfectly line up matching mugs for a minimalist look in this kitchen by , which also features a cool brown wooden island and walls of unfettered white cabinetry.
Install shelving in the corner of your kitchen to add some interesting depth to the space. In this design by , a contrast between gray and wood is particularly fetching.
Create a functional yet zen space with plenty of clean lines throughout the kitchen, like these floating shelves in pale wood surrounding a black island.
In this space by , you'll notice three elements. Black lower cabinets, white upper ones, and a small section of wood-toned open shelving.
If your kitchen is already all-white, just painting the lower cabinets can add mood but still allow the room to feel airy and light; here we see blue lower and white upper cabinets and a custom hood by Randall Architects, Inc.
In this kitchen by the Dawson Design Group, just the top cabinets ar rendered in a glossy aqua blue, creating a pop-art flash in an otherwise completely streamlined space.
Deep teal lower cabinets are a mellow pairing with reclaimed wood.
In this space by bd home, coral cabinets work as a sharp pop in an otherwise white kitchen.
Create geometric light boxes in wood tones to put your favorite vases and dishware on display, as shown in this kitchen by .
A space by makes use of deep reddish cabinets and top ones painted a cool clay tone.
Base wood cabinetry and white countertops and top cabinets by Joeb Moore & Partners.
Add a contrasting backsplash, like this walnut wood, so lighter tableware can stand out against it
A small, corner storage space like these stainless drawers can go a long way when you have a lot of homeware.
In this space by WPL Interior Design, a yellow backsplash is set off with gray and white cabinets.
In this bright kitchen by SUZA DESIGN, a herringbone backsplash and pale blue lower cabinetry makes a simple statement.
In this modernist San Miguel de Allende home, and island encased in wood that was charred on-site contrasts with a local granite backsplash with a leather finish, and stainless cabinets.
The separate open kitchen in this Tribeca loft was designed to support a large family, complete with a custom stainless banquet by Nancy Nienberg + Joel Dean.