Two Tone Home Trends We Love

While we’re still fans of a monochromatic room, there’s something about the two tone trend that we just can’t get enough of. By incorporating two different hues in one space, you create instant contrast, which makes for a bold and eye-catching interior. Ready to get on board with the two tone trend? Here are four ways to bring this popular design into your home.

 Two Tone Cabinets

With so many kitchen color trends, it can be hard to pick just one. But now you don’t have to! Two tone cabinets allow you to have the best of both worlds. Choose a door style, plus two complimentary kitchen cabinet finishes from our vast selection, or opt for pre-assembled cabinetry with custom paints, including dark blue Naval, the Sherwin Williams Color of the Year for 2020.

Two tone cabinets allow you to highlight specific elements of the kitchen. For example, your gourmet range can be brought to the forefront of your design with a strategic placement of different kitchen cabinet finishes. You can also opt for contrasting base and wall cabinet finishes, or doors of a different color. It’s easy to see why two tone cabinets are one of our favorite new kitchen color trends!

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Mix and Match Cabinets and Kitchen Island

Mixing and matching your cabinets and kitchen island allows you to incorporate multiple colors in a more subtle way. Easily the most recognizable two tone trend, this on point look can be seen in your favorite home magazines and DIY television shows. Here, a dark kitchen island has been chosen to create a beautiful and understated contrast against our Dakota White cabinets.

Whether it’s white and dark blue or light and dark gray, this design style creates a distinctive focal point. It makes the room feel open and airy, while also giving it some grounding elements. Mixing and matching your cabinets and kitchen island is a great way to ease into the two tone trend in your kitchen.

Two Tone Walls

Painting your walls is another excellent way to bring the two tone trend into your home. This contemporary look can work in any space, from the kitchen to the bedroom to the bathroom. It can be achieved with an accent wall, or try two colors on one single wall, separated by an invisible horizontal line. It doesn’t have to be a perfect 50/50 split either. You can paint one third or one quarter in a different shade. Painting your walls in two colors is a bold statement that adds dimension and a unique architectural element to the room.


Orange pillows and blanket on grey couch in living room interior

Two Tone Decor

If you’re looking for a less permanent way to dip your toes into the two tone trend, take a look at two tone decor. This low commitment option brings the beauty of a multi-colored design into any room without lifting a paintbrush or needing a screwdriver.

You’ll find this color trend applied to throw pillows, dining room chairs, vases, metal accents, and much more. If you’re adverse to diving right in, starting small with decor is a great first step into the modern world of two tone homes.



At The RTA Store, we help make your dream home a reality with RTA (ready to assemble) and pre-assembled cabinets and accessories. Whether it’s your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, home office, home bar, or TV room, we offer the same (if not better) quality you would find at any retail store, but for a fraction of the price. Stop by our website or give us a call, and let us make your dreams come true with the help of our free room design service.