Magnet Kitchens 2021 Nordic Nature range with Fluted oak doors and Integra Hoxton Pebble cabinets with Dekton Aeri worktop. U-shaped kitchen with breakfast bar area.
Magnet Kitchens 2021 Nordic Nature range with Fluted oak doors and Integra Hoxton Pebble cabinets with Dekton Aeri worktop. U-shaped kitchen with breakfast bar area.

Dual-toned kitchen ideas

A popular and versatile trend for those who want to inject a sense of style and depth into their space, dual-toned kitchens can be both chic and functional – combining corresponding shades to craft a bespoke look, styled to you.

Dual-toned kitchens in every style

Shaker, Modern or Handleless, design your dual-toned kitchen in the style that suits you.

Dual-toned kitchens for extending space

The Instant Extension:

If your kitchen is on the smaller side, incorporating two colours into your design can help to enhance the appearance of space. Choosing a lighter shade for your upper cabinets draws the eye upwards, enhancing the feeling of spaciousness without sacrificing storage.

For this type of design, your colour palette can range from tonal shades to bold contrasts – depending on your style and the look you’re aiming for. White or cream upper cabinets can pair with almost any colour to create a sleek, stylish aesthetic that stands out from the crowd.

Dual-toned kitchens for adding colour

The Bold Blend:

For those who want to make a statement, blending two bolder shades for your dual-toned kitchen showcases your signature style and initiates that instant “wow” factor. This type of design brings depth to your kitchen, drawing the eye around the room and creating a look that oozes sophistication.

To achieve this aesthetic, choose two contrasting bold shades such as charcoal and olive green and always use the lighter shade on your upper cabinets to retain a balanced look.
Magnet Kitchens 2021 Nordic Nature range with Fluted oak doors and Integra Hoxton Pebble cabinets with Dekton Aeri worktop. Open plan kitchen living area in Scandi style.

Dual-toned kitchens for highlighting your island

The Island Illuminator:

A popular dual-tone technique is to highlight your kitchen island by opting for a lighter shade on your island cabinets and a darker or more muted shade around the perimeter of your space. This puts your stylish kitchen island on display at the centre of attention, while adding depth to your design.

For this look, choose a light or bright tones for your island – such as red, green, cream or white – and a darker, more subtle shade on your wall cabinets – such as grey, charcoal, midnight blue or forest green.

Dual-toned kitchens for extending space

The Instant Extension:

If your kitchen is on the smaller side, incorporating two colours into your design can help to enhance the appearance of space. Choosing a lighter shade for your upper cabinets draws the eye upwards, enhancing the feeling of spaciousness without sacrificing storage.

For this type of design, your colour palette can range from tonal shades to bold contrasts – depending on your style and the look you’re aiming for. White or cream upper cabinets can pair with almost any colour to create a sleek, stylish aesthetic that stands out from the crowd.

Dual-toned kitchens for adding colour

The Bold Blend:

For those who want to make a statement, blending two bolder shades for your dual-toned kitchen showcases your signature style and initiates that instant “wow” factor. This type of design brings depth to your kitchen, drawing the eye around the room and creating a look that oozes sophistication.

To achieve this aesthetic, choose two contrasting bold shades such as charcoal and olive green and always use the lighter shade on your upper cabinets to retain a balanced look.
Magnet Kitchens 2021 Nordic Nature range with Fluted oak doors and Integra Hoxton Pebble cabinets with Dekton Aeri worktop. Open plan kitchen living area in Scandi style.

Dual-toned kitchens for highlighting your island

The Island Illuminator:

A popular dual-tone technique is to highlight your kitchen island by opting for a lighter shade on your island cabinets and a darker or more muted shade around the perimeter of your space. This puts your stylish kitchen island on display at the centre of attention, while adding depth to your design.

For this look, choose a light or bright tones for your island – such as red, green, cream or white – and a darker, more subtle shade on your wall cabinets – such as grey, charcoal, midnight blue or forest green.

Take your dual-toned design to the next level

Whatever your preference, your bespoke kitchen can be designed to seamlessly fit to you and your family to create your own unique space designed in your own signature style.

A splash of colour

Using two tones in your kitchen means you can be more experimental with colour without it feeling overpowering, just like we’ve done here with Dunham in Pilot Blue and Fresh Linen.

Modern & stylish

Take a modern stance on your kitchen design by starting with Handleless cabinetry and opting for two contrasting door colours, paired with brass accessories, such as Integra Dunham in Midnight & Seagrass.

Classy & cosy

If your taste is more feminine and traditional, try combining two lighter shades to create a timeless yet stylish aesthetic – see how it’s done here with Dunham in Cashmere Sweater and Fresh Linen.

Scandi naturals

To achieve an ultra-modern design with statement style, consider pairing contrasting cabinet colours with metallic accents to create a modern luxe aesthetic, like we have here with Ascoli in Fleetwood Graphite.

Sleek & sophisticated

To achieve an ultra-modern design with statement style, consider pairing contrasting cabinet colours with metallic accents to create a modern luxe aesthetic, like we have here with Luna in Midnight and White.

Industrial & on-trend

By taking a traditional Shaker-style kitchen featuring in-frame doors and highlighting the kitchen island, you can create a sophisticated, industrial look similar to Tribeca in Graphite and Dove Grey.

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