Of course, as with everything that "comes back", the two-toned kitchens of today are a modernized version.
For a while, it was very popular to have two upper cabinets a darker colour than the rest of the kitchen. This eventually evolved into a combination of a white (or off-white) painted perimeter, and a darker wood island. This has proven to be a very beloved look, as it's popularity has sky-rocketed.
It's timeless quality is evident, since it incorporates the classic white kitchen appeal, as well as the richness of wood that never really will go out of style. The stain colour is another story - right now, dark is very "in" but we cannot guess the longevity of it's popularity.
As of late, another two-toned combination has made it's way to the spotlight; gray painted base cabinets, with white upper cabinets. A gorgeous look, that definitely provides a beachy, shabby chic, but yet classic sort of look.
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Being the latest trend, one might worry that this is just a fad. With most interior design styles/trends, fads come and go. There are those, though, that seem to remain but evolve throughout the years. For instance, you absolutely cannot go wrong with a timeless white kitchen. Classic.