Kitchen Designs with Mixed Tones

Two Toned Kitchen Cabinet Doors

I’ll freely admit that a fair amount of my screen time is consumed by drooling over the latest kitchen trends on social media. I love inspiration from ideas and different styles. But recently, when I scroll through #kitchendesign and similar tags, I’m met with a wall of white.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of all-white kitchen designs. The clean and classic look is on trend for a reason. But what if that’s not really your style? The white trend has become so dominant, you might be having a hard time finding inspiration for a different look. Allow me to remedy that issue.

Kitchen Designs with Mixed TonesAn Alternative

If you’re looking for some depth in your kitchen design, consider using mixed tones. Designing with mixed tones requires a little more effort, but the results are stunning and well worth it. Here are a few tips to help you begin.

Designing Two Toned Kitchen Cabinet Doors

  1. Decide how many colors you’ll use. Personally, I think three is a good number. The more you add, the more difficult it is to make them all work together.
  2. Perhaps a bit obvious but choose your colors. Remember, materials like wood and metal can count as a color too if you choose to feature them in the design.
  3. Use renderings to visualize the space and try different color combinations. Designing with mixed tones is all about balance, so see what color combinations achieve that balance in your space.

These are the basics of designing with mixed tones, but I know all the choices can be a little overwhelming. If you are interested in a mixed-tone kitchen, our design experts at Morris Black would be happy to help. Just give us a call at 610-264-2700 to begin! Follow @morrisblackdesigns on Instagram for inspiration. #MorrisBlackDesigns

Written by Morris Black designer, Christine Shorr, CKBD