Two-toned cabinetry keeps a kitchen from looking too flat and sterile. The kitchen is the center of the home, so playing with various colors and textures creates visual impact and brings more warmth and life to the space.
Mixing metals is a great way to add visual interest, particularly in a kitchen. When you mix metals, like bronze and brass, you are creating depth. This works so well in a kitchen because you have the opportunity to use different finishes in your plumbing, hardware, and lighting. A matte finish combined with a shiny one creates a great balance. Strive for a coordinated look rather than a matchy-matchy one and the end result will be far more interesting than selecting the same finish throughout.
The trend we are seeing is that the kitchen is the hub of the home for our clients. It’s where families gather not only to prepare meals, but where children do their homework, adults pay bills and everyone watches television and entertains.
Double islands are truly the new breakfast table because they create a ton of extra surface space within the kitchen and offer an amazing flow for entertaining. One way we keep the kitchen from feeling repetitive is by playing with the cabinet finishes and using dual tones for fresh contrast.