25 Green Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Stainless steel stove and microwave surrounded by green kitchen cabinets

The Spruce / Margot Cavin

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

    Light mint green kitchen cabinets

    Instagram / cecy_j_interiors

    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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    Include a Pop of Aqua

    Aqua colored kitchen

    Stoffer Photography Interiors

    The rich, bold hue of these cabinets seen in this kitchen from emberbrune is a great choice if you want to go big with color. Jewel tones feel saturated and glam, and work wonderfully in this kitchen. Opt for white or wood countertops to keep the kitchen chic and classic.

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    Pair with a Bold Backsplash

    Green cabinets with decorative backsplash

    Instagram / meridiandesignconstruction

    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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    Keep It Open

    Green kitchen with open shelving

    Instagram / bridgetmarie24

    The shamrock-inspired shade of green in this kitchen from bridgetmarie24 is bright and takes center stage—but because it's only on the bottom cabinets, it doesn't overwhelm. Opting for open kitchen shelving is a great way to tone down such a lively color.

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    Create Contrast with Green and Black Cabinets

    Green and black kitchen

    Instagram / tfiinc

    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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    Add Wallpaper

    Green kitchen with black and white wallpaper

    Instagram / fromgrittopearl

    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

    Oilve green cabinets with runner

    Instagram / jeanstofferdesign

    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

    Green cabinetry with light green walls

    Instagram / devolkitchens

    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.

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  • 09 of 25

    Implement a Vintage-Inspired Look

    Antique kitchen with light green paint

    Instagram / ashleybeseda_

    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

    Green kitchen with wooden island

     Instagram / girlandgrey

    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

    Medium green kitchen

    Instagram / hannanakano

    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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    Mix Green and Brass

    Green kitchen with bar stools

    West of Main

    Green and gold is a color combo that works incredibly well together. This green kitchen from West of Main features gold and brass accents throughout the space to elevate the look and give it a regal, upscale feel.

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    Opt for Glass Cabinetry

    Green kitchen with clear glass cabinets

    Instagram / lightanddwell

    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

    Green kitchen with brick wall

    lesinge_julien_el_julian / Instagram

    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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    Add Texture

    Muted green kitchen with cabinet texture


    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

    Wooden and green kitchen

    Instagram / brightcassandra

    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.

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    Go for Barely-There Green

    Kitchen with copper sink

    Instagram / knelsonarchitects

    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

    Green pantry in a kitchen

    Instagram / fadedcharm_livin

    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

    Green kitchen cabinets and island

    Design: Emily Henderson / Photography: Sara Tramp

    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

    Mint green kitchen

    Michelle Berwick Design

    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.

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    Break Up White Space

    Light green cupboards

    Calimia Home

    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

    Avocado green kitchen cabinets

    Cathie Hong Boutique Interior Design Firm

    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

    Green and red kitchen

    Michelle Boudreau Design

    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

    Green lower cabinets

    @houseofchais / Instagram

    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.

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    Be Mindful of the Accents

    Green cabinets with dark wood table

    LA Weddings & Interiors

    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.