If you haven't considered a two-toned kitchen, you should! One stylish way pro designers add visual interest and a unique twist to kitchens is by mixing colors, tones, and materials.
When mixing light and dark colors, keep the lighter color up on the wall cabinets and the darker tones on the base cabinets.
As with mixing colors, most clients opt for the darker wood-grains on the base cabinets to ground the room, then go light on the wall cabinets.
Sometimes all you need is a different colored island to change the entire look and feel of your kitchen.