Friday, August 28, 2015

The Two-Toned Kitchen: Trendy or a New Classic?

Our kitchen is a master of disguise. We've gotten compliments on the tile floors, granite countertops, and sleek subway tiles, but the truth is that the floors and counters are actually laminate, and the tile backsplash is a mess when you look at it closely.

So this week, we embarked on the process of updating the space. We're keeping the white Ikea cabinets, which we love, but replacing the countertops, sink and faucet, backsplash, and floors. The counters were installed yesterday, and they're gorgeous—the Cambria Torquay quartz looks a bit like marble but is a lot more durable. But here's the thing: Our new bright white countertops make our cabinets look off-white. And I don't love it.

It's an unexpected curveball, but it also may just be the perfect excuse to try out a look I've been noticing more and more: two-toned kitchen cabinets. I don't want to invest in anything too trendy, but I'm really drawn to these kitchens. What do you think?