powered by
Design Dilemma
Photos
Products
Ideabooks
Discussions
Design Dilemma
Professionals
Users

Two different color cabinets in the kitchen

Sonia PykaNovember 4, 2012
Changing out cabinets in the kitchen and thinking about using two different colored cabinets. Darker on the lower and lighter on top. What do we think. Can this be pulled off in a relatively tight space?
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
charleee
Yes! I love that look ! Darker cabinets on the bottom make the room feel grounded and lighter on top keep the room feeling more open.
    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 2:45AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Schroeder Design Group, NCIDQ, Licensed
Suggetsion;
Honestly, in a tight space, I would keep the cabinets the same color....anytime you start chopping blocks of color into a space it makes the space start to feel smaller.....how about all light - for the most spacious look, with a beautiful stone countertop, put the emphasis on the beautiful countertop and backsplash tile/stone slab instead. That can be the drama, not the cabinet color.
1 Like    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 4:05AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Sonia Pyka
Ok like the suggestion of the light cabinets and concentrating on the stone and back splash. What color would you suggest? Mind you I do not want white. A natural wood or painted cabinets?
    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 4:35AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Sonia Pyka
One more thing, If I am laying wood floors, would this cabinet be too light for this flooring?
    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 4:36AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Schroeder Design Group, NCIDQ, Licensed
Suggestion;
If you are using that rich beautiful coffee color, so popular now, on the floor, then the cabinet color should not be a different wood color, unless it is in the same family as the wood, and it should be much lighter..and not the "orangey" color you listed, or you've got 2 different woods going on, 2 different looks.
How about a "glazed" off white/light neutral cabinet. The off white, or another light neutral painted color with a dark glaze looks rich and the glazed gets into the edges of the cabinetry and pulls the dark color from the floor onto the cabinetry without having an entirely dark space. The granite or stone could be a mix of coffee and creams, darker would pop and look classy, lighter creamy with veins of coffee would keep it all light, either way is rich looking.
2 Likes    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 4:56AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Sonia Pyka
I can see what you have described in my head and I love it. Glazed, this is new to me and I will have to start really looking into those options. I want the kitchen to feel warm and look for a lack of a better word, rich. Seeing as the foot print of the kitchen is not very large, I believe I can achieve this look without breaking the bank. I have already purchased this tile for the back splash(yes I realize thats a little crazy seeing as though I have not yet picked out cabinets) but I just loved it. (And it was "cheap" in comparison to the cabinets and flooring) Thank you so much for your help and vision I greatly appreciate it.
1 Like    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 5:07AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
olldcan
Sonia, A cream coloured cabinet with a coffee coloured glaze would be beautiful with your floor and backsplash. I agree with Schroeder, stay away from the orangey coloured cabinets :)
    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 5:37AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Sonia Pyka
I liked the look of these cabinets. My confusion is what is Alder wood? Is it more or less expensive the Cherry or Maple? This will have a lot to do with what I choose. Cost is a major factor
    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 5:42AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Sonia Pyka
I liked this too
    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 5:44AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Natalie
I would stick with a lighter cabinet to contrast with your floors, coordinate with your backsplash and add visual interest... Pics for inspiration- burl wood goblet color palette... Hope this is helpful... Good Luck! [houzz=
Sugar Maple Burl Wood Turned Goblet · More Info
-]
1 Like    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 7:38PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Sonia Pyka
Natalie love this. Thank you. This is sooo over whelming and very expensive, small foot print or not. These colors and choices are EXACTLY what I was looking for and didn't even know it. Sunset Maple is a a good choice.
Seeing it allows me to visualize it in my own space and that is JUST what I needed.
    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 8:10PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Natalie
Wonderful Sonia! When I saw that Gorgeous goblet I said Yesss-that's it! Looking forward to seeing your finished room. CheerS!
    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 8:32PM
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
Two different people two different styles
My cousin bought a house with me and my husband.He...
Lisa Carll
Can upper kitchen cabinets be different than lower cabinets without lo
We have gutted our kitchen but I still can't settle...
amandaenglund
Should I use two different cabinet colors for my kitchen is it too trendy?
I like the look of white cabinets mixed with dark is...
katherinestankevich
Should I use two different color countertops in my kitchen?
I'm going to pick out my stone for kitchen. My island...
alirob2
More Discussions
Paint color for Corrugated Tin Carriage House -- help!
We are remodeling an old "carriage house"...
michellequick
Painting cabinets
Love our new townhouse, but there is no money in the...
krswagnr
I would like some advice on updating my oak kitchen
I would like to keep the same flooring and cabinets...
brendamarie123
Guest room not very guest friendly. Please help!
Smallish guest room is 12'6" x 11'3", but has high...
deborahjarman
Paint color for exterior of house
Hi guys! I am looking to paint the old (but in excellent...
jbridge5
Sponsored Products
Blindsgalore Board Mounted Valances: Elegance
Blindsgalore
Safavieh Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Safavieh Rugs Austin Creme/Red 5 ft. 3 in. x
Home Depot
Reeded Appliance Pull with Decorative Center
Signature Hardware
Polished Brass Two-Light Ceiling Mount
$30.95 | Bellacor
Shangri-La Slate Random Brick Glass and Stone Tile
$18.99 | TileBar
Promenade Dining Armchair in Gray
$89.00 | LexMod
Wing Outdoor Bar Stool, Patio Furniture
$765.00 | FRONTGATE
New York Cheesecake - N/A
$60.00 | Horchow
People viewed this after searching for:
The content on this page is provided by Houzz and is subject to the Houzz terms of use, copyright and privacy policy.
Copyright claims: contact the Houzz designated agent.