Angela Goodall, owner of Traverse City, Mich.-based Kitchen Choreography, faced a colorful challenge in an arts-and-crafts style kitchen redesign. “The owner just loved the green-painted cabinetry but knew she didn’t want an entire kitchen of green cabinets,” she explained. “That’s where the wood two-toning came into play.”
Using a color-based stain, Goodall tinted sections of the cherry cabinetry the same shade of green as the cabinetry in the laundry room. The solid stain still shows the wood grain through the color.
On the lower side of the bi-level island, a granite countertop ties in the color palette with shades of gold, gray and taupe. “We went more with the colors that we were going to meld together, versus something that had a lot of pattern to it,” said Goodall.
Custom-made by Kitchen Choreography, the Corain sink is fronted by a beadboard center panel and the same applied molding treatment as the cabinetry. “That detail matched other elements of this space,” she said.