Kitchen Design Is Getting Mixed Up


Photographed by William Lesch and designed by Lori Carroll and Debra Gelety

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine

Get two-toned in the kitchen. There’s no need to get too match-y, if you want to be on trend. Kitchen cabinets are popping up in more than one shade to add an eye-catching contrast.

Indeed, 42 percent of remodelers surveyed by the National Kitchen and Bath Association say they used a mix of color cabinets in their most recent remodels, such as white cabinets with a dark wood or gray center island. Also in mixing up the color palette, remodelers reported using a different countertop material for the island and then another countertop material for the counter space, such as a wood top combined with a stone top.


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Melissa Tracey

Melissa Dittmann Tracey is a contributing editor for REALTOR® Magazine, writing about home & design trends, technology, and sales and marketing. She manages the magazine's award-winning Styled, Staged & Sold blog.

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  1. thank you for sharing such an useful post on kitchen designs

  2. Amazing collection of kitchen designs. Just love the architecture of all the kitchens.

  3. Hi, Melissa Tracey hope you are doing well. I am really impressed with you blog. Thanks for sharing your valuable ideas with us. The topic you have chosen really very important to the kitchen designer. Waiting for more similar post in the future.

  4. Thanks for usesful info