Martha Stewart’s Two-Toned Kitchen Cabinets Make Gray Look Anything But Boring

updated May 18, 2021
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With everyone cooking and baking more than ever before during the past year, kitchen design and functionality upgrades have become top of mind. Cabinets, specifically, have gained lots of traction as a popular home reno project, and who better to turn to style inspo for than Martha Stewart?

Just a couple of weeks ago, Stewart worked with Sur La Table to put on a virtual cooking class for Mother’s Day. And while a cooking lesson from Stewart is a reason to join in itself, a bonus was certainly getting a peak inside her stylish kitchen in Bedford, NY — specifically, her double-toned kitchen cabinets.

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In her kitchen, Stewart has a wall covered in two-toned cabinets, and the color palette is entirely neutral. The dark creamy gray border helps the rectangular hardwood panels stand out. And while there are some opinions that gray puts a space at risk of looking dull and sterile, you could make the case that Stewart’s cabinets do the opposite in making the room feel lively.

Another plus to this palette is that it goes with all the other surrounding colors and metallics in Stewart’s kitchen. She has a mix of copper and silver tools that blend right in with the neutral tones, and the bursts of yellow bring energy (even Pantone paired yellow and gray for 2021). All in all, Stewart’s neutral-toned cabinets is a calming yet textural focus that allows other design elements to live harmoniously in the same space.

While your chance to see Stewart’s kitchen during the virtual cooking session has come and gone, you can recreate a similar cabinet look in your own home. Additionally, Sur la Table is also hosting sessions inside the kitchen of Emeril Lagasse for Father’s Day — in case you’re curious to see what his cabinets look like, too.