Green is definitely having a moment right now. From hunter to olive, green is gaining popularity in every room in the house—but we can't get enough of it in the kitchen. A color that embodies renewal, rejuvenation, and energy, green is more than a passing trend. While it lends a modern feel to the kitchen, it can also feel equally traditional and classic.
If you're tired of the white kitchen trend, here are 25 kitchen ideas to inspire you to go green.
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Experiment with Green and Black Marble
This stunning kitchen design from cecy_j_interiors features a mixed-material design with classic black marble, deep wood and muted grey-green cabinetry that all play tremendously well together.
This shade of green a bit understated and is a great choice if you want to create a more traditional green kitchen look that won't feel dated in a few years.
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Pair with a Bold Backsplash
In some ways, green is one of those "go big or go home" colors. Even in the most subtle shade, green simply stands out (in a great way) so why not take the look to the next level with a bold geometric backsplash tile, like this one from meridiandesignconstruction?
Want something a little more toned down? A green backsplash is also a great way to get that green kitchen look without painting your cabinets.
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Create Contrast with Green and Black Cabinets
This beautiful kitchen from tfiinc features the best of both worlds, with a green island and black built-in cabinets. Two-toned cabinets are a great way to add dimension to your kitchen, and the contrast between the minty green and the moody black cabinets creates a world of visual interest.
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We cannot get enough of this cheery kitchen from fromgrittopearl. Not only does it feature a happy emerald shade of green on the cabinets, but the black-and-white wallpaper provides a wonderful contrast and acts as a focal point in the kitchen.
By keeping the countertops and backsplash simple and neutral, the rest of the kitchen can really shine.
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Choose Olive Green Cabinets
These earthy olive green cabinets from jeanstofferdesign offer a sophisticated look and feel with a modern twist. We love how well this rich color works with the burnt orange vintage rug and the natural wood island.
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Layer Shades of Green
When done correctly, you can easily experiment with different tints of green throughout your kitchen. This space from devolkitchens features darker green cabinets paired with a grassier shade of green on the walls. When mixing shades of green, opt for greens with similar undertones so they don't clash.Continue to 9 of 25 below.
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Implement a Vintage-Inspired Look
While we tend to think of green as a trendy, modern hue, this kitchen from ashleybeseda_ proves it can work in nearly any kitchen. This kitchen is a bit more rustic and vintage-inspired than some of the others on our list, but the muted green cabinets give it that perfect pop of color against the otherwise neutral space.
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Combine Green and Wood Tones
This modern kitchen from girlandgrey features a mix of deep hunter green and natural wood elements to give it a mid-century modern look and feel. Between the muted hunter green cabinet color and the gold starburst overhead lighting, we can't decide what we love most about this space.
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Paint Existing Cabinets
Going green doesn't have to mean a whole kitchen renovation. This space from hannanakano utilized existing cabinets and a can of bold green paint to transform the space. Work with the undertones in your backsplash and countertops to find a green hue that plays well with your existing kitchen.
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Opt for Glass Cabinetry
Worried that green will overwhelm your kitchen, but not into the open shelving look? This space from lightanddwell features glass doors on the upper cabinets that keep the kitchen feeling open and airy while still giving it that pop of green color.
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Try a Dramatic Green Kitchen
The green in this kitchen from lesinge_julien_el_julian is rich and moody, and perfect for anyone who wants to make a statement with their kitchen decor. The use of brass accents throughout the space gives it a high-end look that feels both modern and traditional.
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This pistachio green kitchen from inredningstil is definitely eye-catching. While the green is a somewhat muted shade, the geometric texture on the cabinets lends even more visual interest to the space.
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Blend Green and Light Wood
Unfinished wood gives off a minimalist look and feel, but pair it with a bit of color (like in this kitchen from brightcassandra) and it feels modern and edgy. A wood this light plays well with nearly any shade of green, but we like it best when paired with darker shades for added contrast.Continue to 17 of 25 below.
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Go for Barely-There Green
The pastel green in this kitchen from knelsonarchitects is subtle enough that in certain lights it could even look white, but look closely and you'll see the slight hints of green come through. We love this idea for anyone who wants to add a bit of color to their kitchen but doesn't want to over saturate the room with pigment.
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Fake the Look
If a green kitchen appeals to you, but you're not ready to paint all of your cabinets just yet, this space from fadedcharm_livin is a perfect inspiration. This green pantry is perfect for adding a pop of color to any kitchen without committing to a full renovation.
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Dive Into Teal Green
A kitchen can't go wrong with a cool-toned green. The tinge of blue is calm and collected, whereas the green retains that grounding feeling. Painting cabinets a cooler green is also a great contrast against accents that might be warmer, such as the wooden seats at the island and the flooring.
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Refresh with Mint Green
If moss green or earthier tones are a bit too heavy, light mint green is a great alternative. This kitchen in particular still has a consistent flow and expansiveness, but the slight variation between the mint and white gives a little more visual interest. The two different colors are also well connected by the tiling on the walls—a nice, well-thought-out touch.Continue to 21 of 25 below.
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Break Up White Space
Monochrome kitchens are a minimalist's dream. Reversely, white space can feel bare. What if you want to main that calming, effortless atmosphere but aren't interested in the blindingly bright tone being the star of the show? Allow a pale green to step in. It's a peaceful hue and with open shelving up top, the kitchen still feels remarkably spacious and breezy.
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Throw It Back with Avocado Green
The mid-century called and said it's perfectly acceptable to borrow its color palette—again. The popularity of avocado green began during this era, continued into the '70s, and is understandably a top pick today. It's earthy but has just enough saturation to make it really pop. Add it to cabinets with some kind of textured panel and your kitchen might just be the most stylish room in the house.
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Combine Complementary Colors
Mixing red and green may not be the first color palette anyone is jumping on, but don't write it off just yet. In the right shades, these complementary colors can create a punchy modern look that spices up any kitchen. A red backsplash is a great way to do this, but there are simpler ideas, too, like red hardware, kitchen accessories (such as a teapot), or tiling.
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Focus on the Lower Cabinets
Contrasting upper and lower cabinets can make for a gorgeous effect. If all-green-everything sounds daunting, pick one or the other. As this cooking space shows, the mix of minimal colors and bold green make for a kitchen that keeps the peace between the urge to go trendy or stay classic. Ensure the tone and color "temperature" of the wood matches that of the paint so it feels clean and cohesive.Continue to 25 of 25 below.
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Be Mindful of the Accents
When cabinets are painted in a statement color, it's best to really consider the types of accents and furniture you frame them with. This room does so perfectly. The dark wooden chairs and table, as well as the crystal chandelier, are stylish picks in their own right but don't clash or steal the show away from the blue-green cupboards.
While green may be having a moment right now in home decor, it's more versatile than you might expect. The color plays well in kitchens in a wide range of styles, whether you're aiming for a modern look or something more classic.