Midcentury modern chairs face off in this living room designed by Susan Brunstrum. Built-in bookshelves with a two-toned paint job form a backdrop for the stylish sitting area. The room has great natural light thanks to the large windows on the back wall.
One of the hottest trends in kitchen design right now is “tuxedo” cabinetry — or two-tone cabinets, usually a darker color on the bottom units with a lighter shade or white on top. Black and white is a classic combo, but gray and white or blue and white create a similar, but softer effect, as in this kitchen. “The two-tone color scheme complemented the stained original pine floors in this over-100-year-old home. And going lighter on the upper cabinets kept this smaller sized kitchen feeling light and open, without sacrificing storage,” says designer Carla Aston. You can get this of-the-minute look with one can of paint — if your cabinets are already white, just paint the lower ones.
Floating gold statues create a beautifully zen decor over the charcoal gray wall coloring of this den. The two-tone gray paint adds a shadowy detail to the corner that allows the gold to pop. Subtler gold wall decor mounted over the dresser ties in the color scheme and compliments the simple, contemporary style of the space. Details add varying textures while red flowers pop as an accent against the neutral tones.
A round pink ottoman and lounger with graceful lines soften the square edges in this living room. A masterful paint job creates the illusion of molding on the walls, which adds a formal air to the contemporary space. Bold artwork and textiles complete the colorful look.
This small bathroom packs a big punch of style. The eye is immediately drawn to the textured paint pattern on the walls. The paint technique resembles wood, well-complemented by the dimensional wood wall art. A simple mirror and traditional dresser bring familiar lines to balance the lively walls.
This bold two-tone design is perfect for an energetic and fun kid's bedroom. Green and blue elements are used in every part of the room design from the wall paint to the bed linens. A lime green arm chair pops against the blue rug. Patterned pillows on the bed, chair and window seat bring a cozy plushness to the room.
To the left of the bed, built-in bookshelves with a tranquil two-tone paint job display various collectibles. True to transitional fashion, the accessories are minimalist in design and serve as a counterpoint to the more interesting furniture–– including the handsome Chippendale-inspired side chair.
In the dining room, the coffered ceiling as a strong personality that's softened by its two-toned paint job. Flowing curtains, a heavy chandelier and skirted dining chairs evoke a formal air. The archway between the dining room and living room helps to separate the spaces while promoting a cohesive style.
Woven white wicker chairs surround the natural wood dining table in this bright dining room. A large window lets in natural light while bulbs in the bamboo chandelier give off a soft, warm light. Table lamps with white driftwood bases add natural texture to the decor and frame a simple two-toned painting.
A bold, two-tone accent wall creates visual interest in this transitional home office design. The space features a glass-top, L-shaped desk with a minimalist approach to its color scheme, furnishings and accessories.
Unique features such as this glass fireplace that's open on two sides create a home that's interesting and rich. Tone-on-tone textures -- seen here in the painted, bricked wall -- bring depth without creating a busy-feeling space.
As seen on DIY Network's original series "Rev Run's Renovation," this bedroom is decked out in earth tones thanks to rich gold paint colors and two-toned carpet. Tufting softens the look of a contemporary leather bed, while large artwork adds drama to the wall.
Both the living room and dining room have a softened color scheme with the ceilings and walls painted the same shade of green-gray and window trim painted in a similar tone. "The trim is actually two shades darker, but when you see them together, they look like they're the same," says designer Brian Patrick Flynn.