In Vogue: 13 Homes that Pulled Off the Two-Toned Look

  • Aug 26, 2022
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Nothing creates instant architectural interest in your home like the two-toned look. You’ll see that all it takes sometimes is to use two different paints or two shades of tiles.

1. Cool sage and a warm burnt red tone contrast beautifully in this two-toned kitchen. The clean split is done to visually divide the cooking and washing-up zones from the rest of the space.

Design: Key Concept

2. If you are looking to keep things classic, going with a navy blue and crisp white can do no wrong. This timeless pairing on the walls of this open-plan HDB flat extends all the way into the kitchen.

Design: Kuro + Kagi

3. Cabinetry is an easy way to introduce the two-toned look. This bedroom’s wardrobe and door into the bathroom feature an eye-catching woodgrain laminate alongside the banal blue. We love how the two-toned style is carried into the en-suite.

Design: Provolk

4. For the less adventurous among us, go with spatial demarcations that feel natural or obvious. So if you plan to do a two-toned style in the bathroom, you can use one colour for the vanity area and another for the shower. We love the contrasting yellow and white used here, which reminds us of an egg-cellent source of protein.

Design: The Local Inn.terior

5. Want a subtle way to incorporate the two-toned look? Use shades that aren’t very contrasting. In this bathroom, the pale mint shade seen through the KitKat tiles and the vanity serves as an understated focal point while also complementing the eggshell stone-like tiles used elsewhere.

Design: Parenthesis

6. With several recessed walls in the living/dining room breaking up the visual of the space, two-toned walls were introduced to bring the whole room together. They also helped with the decorating, providing a cut-off point for where memorabilia and furnishings should be hung up or placed.

Design: Monocot

7. The mint shade runs across the entire living space, right down to the doors, creating a fun, quirky vibe to this colourful two-toned home.

Design: The Alchemist Design

8. Tones do not just need to be of different colours—you can also opt for varying materials like in this Punggol BTO to create a two-toned effect. A centre line runs down the length of the flat, with one side clad in wood and the other side covered in greys and cement screed tones, elongating the sense of space along the way.

Design: Salt Studio

9. Another yellow-and-white colour combination creates a cheery space in this bathroom. The same mosaic tiles were used for both the hues, drawing a uniform appearance and lending quite the visual!

Design: ROOOT Studio

10. With the ceiling clad in red and the rest of the shower area set in white tiles, the two-toned contrast is stark, yet no less stunning.

Design: Three-D Conceptwerke

11. By keeping one half sienna red and another half cement screed, it reduces the kitchen to a neat, one-wall design. The cement screed half also draws a parallel with the rest of the home, extending the living area.

Design: Kaizen Architecture

12. A hallway made to look taller than it really is, thanks to the two-toned effect where the lower half takes up two-thirds of the wall. 

Design: Gruff

13. Two kids, one bedroom? A two-toned look can help separate their space without the concrete walls taking up floor estate. 

Design: Arkhilite 

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