Two-Tone Kitchen Cabinets: 5 Mix-and-Match Masterpieces

These 5 kitchens from Coldwell Banker listings with two-tone cabinetry are fresh, fabulous and downright fashionable.

French fashion model Inès de La Fressange once said that “matching shoes and bags immediately age you by 10 years.” Does the same apply to home decor? Two-tone kitchen cabinets are all the rage right now, begging the question: do matching cabinet colors make your home look dated?  The jury is still out, but we think these 5 kitchens from Coldwell Banker listings with two-tone cabinetry are fresh, fabulous and downright fashionable.


339 Bayside Rd, Bellingham, WA 98225 Listed by Eric Larson with Coldwell Banker BAIN

White cabinetry is always a classic kitchen design look, but the addition of a natural cherry island with the wide plank fir floors gives this space a richness that’s unexpected.

This expansive gourmet kitchen breaks things up with not one, but two dark cabinet islands.  With two copper sinks, Viking appliances, a walk-in pantry and even a pot-filler over the 6-burner gas cooktop, this chef’s sanctuary has it all.

The massive, dark wood island truly makes a statement in this otherwise all-white space.  Bonus: the dark colored wood is also great for hiding scuff marks from those who sit at the counter stools.

The country white cabinetry, gray walls, natural wood island and dark minimalist stools give a neutral color palette a fresh new spin.

The clean white upper cabinetry seems to blend into the backsplash, giving the illusion of an airy uncluttered space.  The base cabinet wood pops against the clean lines of this modern Seattle space.

What do you think? Are two-tone kitchen cabinets the latest passing fad or the look that’s here to stay? To find more beautiful kitchens, visit

Victoria Keichinger is the Vice President, Brand Marketing for Coldwell Banker Real Estate. When she's not managing national media and advertising for the Coldwell Banker brand at work, she finds herself most at home in Jersey City, NJ with her pre-school crush turned spouse and son. A true Francophile, she loves to travel and will go anywhere there are ski slopes.

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1 Comment

  1. Mike
    March 11, 2016

    I think it’s a trend that will not withstand time. It will date the house in just a few short years.


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