One of the big kitchen design trends we are seeing on Pinterest, Instagram and Houzz are kitchen cabinets with two different paint colors. The trend is a darker color on the bottom cabinets with a creamy white on the top cabinets.
We love this one from one of our favorite kitchen designers, Studio McGee.
They used a matte black for the bottom cabinets and a creamy white for the top cabinets.
Our current favorite version of this trend is navy blue on the bottom. Like this kitchen we just completed.
This was a perfectly beautiful kitchen before with classic white painted cabinets.
But the new homeowners, a young, hip, professional couple wanted to infuse some of their personality and style into the kitchen. They selected Benjamin Moore- 2135-30 Nocturnal Gray for the bottom cabinets and Benjamin Moore OC-117 Simply White for the top cabinets.
This works in this kitchen because the beautiful white Calcutta Grey Quartz countertops and the simple white subway tile create a white color block vertical transition into the white upper cabinets.
The brass hardware pairs perfectly with the navy blue.
When choosing just the right navy paint color you will need to look at a large painted sample board in your kitchen and consider your lighting, your countertops, backsplash and flooring. You want to make sure the navy doesn’t look purple or black. Here is kitchen we just finished with an island painted in Sherwin Williams 6244 Naval.
I’ll be sharing much more of this dramatic kitchen makeover soon. It is so, so, so good.
And here are a couple more before and afters of the two-toned kitchen.
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