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All-white thermofoil cabinets had their time in the spotlight, but we’re ready to leave this look in the 2010s and welcome color back into the kitchen. One of our favorite 2022 kitchen trends, two-tone thermofoil kitchen cabinets are all about ditching uniformity and embracing contrast. The happy medium between all-white and color-covered kitchens, this look has been steadily gaining popularity over the past few years, and we’re now seeing tons of dual-color thermofoil kitchen cabinets flooding our social media.

The best part about this timeless kitchen trend: Two-tone thermofoil cabinets let you play with color without going all in. Splash a daring hue on the island or one wall of cabinets. Layer neutrals on top and color on the bottom. Or choose two complementary neutrals and bring in color with appliances or accessories.

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1. Strive for balance.

Choosing a two-tone cabinet combo means paying special attention to the color balance in your space. A few design tricks can help you do that. For starters, instead of picking two completely different colors, vary the tonality in a single color, such as pairing a lighter wood grain thermofoil cabinet with a darker wood grain. Choose lower thermofoil cabinets in the darker hue and uppers the lighter one. If you have distinct colors in mind, think about their brightness and lightness. Very bold colors demand more visual energy and need to be balanced with a more neutral hue.

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2. Use the second tone as an accent.

If you’re on the fence about two-tone thermofoil cabinets, then strive for highlights versus true color balance. For example, pick a small spot such as a short stretch of cabinetry or a built-in desk and use it to try out your color variation.

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3. Use white for a harmonious look.

Choosing a trio of colors is a commonly used design trick that helps to ensure visual balance; it’s often referred to as the 60-30-10 rule. For color selection, it translates to 60% of a dominant color, 30% of a secondary color, and 10% for the accent color. For kitchen cabinets, white is a good choice for the second color in a mostly two-tone cabinet composition. Try uppers white to allow resting places for the eye or to balance a very strong tone with a very light hue.

Our trusted multifamily cabinet experts at Republic Elite can provide you guidance on your next thermofoil cabinet project.
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