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Two tone kitchen: off white on top, medium toned wood on bottom. Yay or nay?

  • poll: Do you like this style?
    Yes : (15 votes)
    25 %
    No : (40 votes)
    67 %
    Something else. In Comments. : (5 votes)
    8 %
  1. BabyTsMom

    clementine / 856 posts

    @Mrs. Lemon-Lime: thank you!

  2. Myicitygirl

    apricot / 271 posts

    I like a white kitchen with a black island. Although you need something else in the general area that is black to tie it in.



  3. Purpledaisy

    nectarine / 2903 posts

    I love it!

  4. periwinklebee

    GOLD / pomegranate / 3156 posts

    @lioneyes: Love these, the middle one especially!

  5. lamariniere

    pineapple / 12373 posts

    I'm not a huge fan of the look with mid-tone wood on the bottom. I think it would be hard to match/coordinate floors, mid-tone wood cabinets and furniture, especially if it's wood furniture.

  6. Mama Bird

    nectarine / 2850 posts

    I think the two-tone look will only work with two colors that complement each other well. Like white and black (@Myicitygirl: that looks great!), or white and gray. Or something like these pics, if you want to try bolder colors than usual.

    The medium-tone brown is so common, it would just get missed, or it would look like you only updated part of the kitchen.







  7. avivoca

    watermelon / 14466 posts

    I do really like the look and I wanted to do it in my kitchen. So I did, but now I'm painting the lower cabinets to match my uppers because of resale value. It's hard to move a house with the two-tone look because it's not popular, and with the mid-tone wood and it matching the floors, it does kind of look like you forgot to finish painting. That's how it looked to me after living with it for a few weeks.

  8. birdofafeather

    pineapple / 12035 posts

    I like two tone but I think it works much better with a darker toned wood/color on the bottom. The yellow light/medium wood tone of the first few doesn’t look “complete”

  9. krispi

    clementine / 796 posts

    I like a contrasting color on the island, but I prefer all the wall cabinets (upper and lower) to be the same. I just think it looks more cohesive.

  10. QBbride

    pomegranate / 3028 posts

    I think two tone cabinets are quite trendy and sort of losing popularity now. If you want to do two colours, I would do the Island a different colour than the rest of the kitchen. We did blue cabinets and a White Island and it looked good!

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