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Green kitchens have become all the rage in the last couple of years and its popularity shows no signs of waning. Associated with nature and symbolising balance, growth, renewal and harmony, green can be a refreshing, calming and invigorating colour, making it the perfect choice for the hardest working room in the home.
From forest green and emerald green to olive and sage, it’s not at all surprising that this versatile colour is becoming the go-to hue in the modern kitchen.
Green has really become a new neutral, working equally well in contemporary and traditional kitchens. There aren’t many colours that don’t go with green, but notable pairings include white, grey, pink and black.
Whilst luxe dark green kitchens paired with marble worktops and brass detailing dominate Instagram feeds, softer sage green kitchens paired with more natural finished textures and materials exude a certain calm and serenity, perfect for working the biophilic trend.
And remember, a green kitchen doesn’t have to mean wall-to-wall colour. For a low key makeover create contrast between the banks of high and low cabinets, or focus on accents by adding bursts of colour to cupboard handles, textiles and crockery. You could even introduce green through statement small appliances such as a toaster, kettle or mixer.
Whether you opt to use green on its own or as an accent colour, these green kitchen ideas will hopefully give you lots of inspiration.
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White And Green Kitchen
For an instant transformation, upgrade a tired-looking kitchen with green kitchen paint. This striking emerald green table coordinates with the cabinets, whilst the forest green chairs provide a nice contrast, and the crisp white walls enables this colour scheme to pop. What a joy to walk into a kitchen like this every morning.
Pictured: Annie Sloan Kitchen Chalk Paint in Antibes Green, Graphite floorboards with Gloss Lacquer detail, Annie Sloan
Sage Green Kitchen
This is how you nail a sage green kitchen. Sage green is a wonderfully calming organic colour that combines fluently with other earthy tones. Combine with natural finishes to create a calming space.
Pictured: Pick Wall Light and Elsa Table Lamp, Pooky
Chic Green Kitchen
Just in case you weren’t convinced that green and copper is a winning combination, look at how metallic accents bring a chic edge to this already sleek kitchen. These tall deep olive green cabinets bring a streamlined look, whilst oak detailing adds texture and contrast.
Pictured: Islington Kitchen in Alpine, House Beautiful range at Homebase
Green and Grey Kitchen
Grey and green are more frequently paired in darker variations, such as a deep graphite and forest green, but here, a soft grey berber rug provides the perfect base to let this striking green island stand out. The abundance of warmer tones in the cream enamelware prevents this kitchen from becoming too cool or clinical.
Pictured: House Beautiful Grey Amouage Rug at Carpetright
All Over Green Kitchen
Colour match your green cabinets to make a feature wall. Painted here in Farrow & Ball’s Card Room Green, this light, open and airy space will really shine in the mornings with natural light, and in the evenings it’ll transform into a warm, cocooning space.
Pictured: Salterley Grange kitchen project, Hush Kitchens
Green And Pink Kitchen
What’s our favourite colour combination? Green and pink, of course! These green kitchen cabinets contrast perfectly with the muted pink walls. If you have the space, use the corner to style your books and use floating shelves for ornaments and crockery.
Pictured: Corsican Green And Old Rose, M&L Paints
Modern Rustic Green Kitchen
We love everything about this modern rustic green kitchen, from the gorgeous sage green cabinets and brass handles, to the expanse of white walls and exposed beams. The wooden bar stools tie the scheme together.
Pictured: Luanda Kitchen, Wood Works Brighton
Mint Green Kitchen
Tap into your wild side (or the playful side at least) with a bright mint green kitchen. What works perfectly here is the terrazzo splashback – it’s a real play on pattern and colour. Metallic accents (the copper kettle and plant pot) are the perfect finishing touch.
Pictured: Sleek Modern Kitchen in Spearmint Green, Wren Kitchens
If you don’t want to do a big kitchen renovation, choose green accents instead. The pale green bowls and stylish green wall lamp is all the greenery you need in this space.
Pictured: Coloured Glass Bertie Wall Light, Glow Lighting
Vivid Green Kitchen
From the reclaimed Yorkshire stone sink to the aged zinc worktop, this punchy green kitchen is both hard-working and beautiful. The copper prep sink seamlessly integrated into the island worktop adds warmth to this kitchen design.
Pictured: Cotswold Farmhouse Potager kitchen project, Hush Kitchens
Green And Yellow Kitchen Cabinets
Just like any room in the home, it’s important to create a space that reflects your personality – and this kitchen has that in abundance. Here, a mix of green and yellow cabinets, alongside untouched oak cabinets, work wonderfully. The concrete kitchen island adds extra texture to this vibrant space.
Pictured: Kansas Bronson Lively Vinyl Flooring, Lifestyle Floors
Use Green To Zone A Kitchen
A green kitchen doesn’t have to be loud and in your face. Case in point: this saturated teal creates a serene feel and complements the off-white walls, all whilst helping to zone the kitchen in an open plan space.
Pictured: Benjamin Moore Barely Teal 2048 70 Regal Select Eggshell, Benjamin Moore UK
Colour Drenched Green Kitchen
Colour drench your walls and furniture, as seen in this forest green kitchen. Green has been used across the walls and cabinets through to the freestanding island, which adds intensity to the hardest working room in the home. The addition of solid wood worktops provide warmth and texture. Brushed brass taps, handles and lighting will help achieve a luxurious finish.
Pictured: Cambridge Forest Green kitchen, Benchmarx Kitchens & Joinery
Soft Green Tiles
Earthy shades of green echo the renewable trend, as seen here in this tiled kitchen corner. Teamed with soft grey tones, it provides a solid foundation in the kitchen.
Pictured: Designer Kitchen Splashback Wallpaper Green Hexagon Tile, Lime Lace
A Practical Green Kitchen
What’s great here is that the green kitchen island coordinates with the cabinets on the lower half, all whilst perfectly contrasting with the pale walls on the top half. Green is a practical colour, so continue the forest green shade into a boot, utility or pet room for a finish that is both beautiful and functional.
Pictured: Shaker Green Kitchen in Roman Leaf, Wren Kitchens
Small Green Tiles
Another wonderful pink and green colour combination, what works well here is that the small square tiles really complement the darker green kitchen cabinets and marble worktop.
Pictured: Winchester Residence Manoir Provence On Mint with Mint Field Tiles, Original Style
Country-Style Dark Green Kitchen
A dark green kitchen to admire, more traditional tones like forest green will enrich classical kitchen schemes.
Pictured: Heather Bar Stool with Backrest Velvet Upholstered Olive Green, Cult Furniture
Sleek Olive Green Kitchen
What do you get when you combine charcoal with olive green? An incredibly sleek, contemporary kitchen that makes a real style statement. It’s every bit as impressive as it is refined.
Pictured: Integra Soho Green Olives Kitchen, Magnet
Embrace Green Kitchen Accessories
An easy way to introduce more green into your kitchen is through accessories and fixtures. From pendant lights to crockery, sometimes it’s the smaller things that can make the biggest impact.
Pictured: Shop the look at Habitat
Dark And Cocooning Green Kitchen
A lovely teal has been used on the walls and cooker hood of this sleek dark kitchen to great effect. From the glass cabinet to the copper rail, we love the element of old meets new here.
Pictured: Bespoke Kitchen, Ledbury Studio
Green Kitchen Wall
Paint your walls green! For a quick, fuss-free update to your kitchen, look to wall space for an impactful update.
Pictured: Splashback in White Marble, Alloy By Bushboard
Pastel Green Kitchen Idea
If you love pastels but find candyfloss pink too girly, restorative greens are a fresh and trendy alternative. Grounding natural tones (like sage and mint green) in your kitchen and living space is nourishing, earthy, and provides a reassuring sense of balance and calm.
Pictured: Biella Range in Pastel Green Satin, Schüller.C collection
Green Kitchen Island
Instead of opting for green cabinets, make a feature of a green kitchen island instead. It’s a real focal point in this beautiful two-tone kitchen, perfectly complementing the wooden flooring and pink walls.
Pictured: Arbor Kitchen, Harvey Jones
Rich Forest Green Kitchen
Forest green continues to be a popular shade for those seeking to bring the outdoors in. This rich dark green certainly commands the entire space, providing a stark contrast to the light oak flooring.
Pictured: Siena Range in Forest Green Matt Velvet, Schüller.C collection
Shades of Green
If green really is your favourite colour, this is a great way to include it in different areas of the home – sage green cabinets in the kitchen and dark green walls in the dining area.
Pictured: Finca Range in Sage Green Silk Gloss, Schüller.C collection
Muted Sage Green Kitchen
Sage green is ideal to create an overall calming space. While the top and bottom cabinets carry the same sage green hue, the colour is also picked up in the patterned tiles which adds interest and creates a cohesive look.
Pictured: Winchester Residence Manoir Fleur Pumice Tile, Original Style
Contemporary Green Kitchen
Using dark green base units helps ground a larger space. Complete the look with bronze, brass or copper elements for a modern yet timeless feel.
Pictured: Two Tone Contemporary Kitchen, Wren Kitchens
A Pink Focal Point
If you want to break up large expanses of green in a kitchen, look to the colour wheel and introduce a second colour – in this case pink – to create a focal point. Cleverly, the pink interior of this open shelving really helps to illuminate the space, also due in part to the strip lighting.
Pictured: Chester Kitchen in Forest Green, Wickes
Why stop at green cabinets and a kitchen island? There’s nothing wrong with coordination, and if matchy-matchy is your preference, elevate your green kitchen to the next level with a pair of green upholstered bar stools.
Pictured: Heather Bar Stool, Forest Green Velvet with Brass Legs, Cult Furniture
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