Using two different cabinetry colors is a trend that became popular and isn't going away. First, that alternate color was seen most on kitchen islands, but the two color cabinetry look is expanding. Now the two tone look is seen above and below. Choosing lighter cabinets above gives the illusion of less weight while the darker color on the base cabinets feels grounded. This is a modern and stylish way to mix tones, and a great way to give an older, single-color kitchen a fresh look.