18 Glorious Green Kitchen Ideas

Large kitchen with sage green cabinets and marble-styled walls

The Spruce / Christopher Lee Foto

Neutral colors like white and gray are overwhelming popular when it comes to kitchens. But if you are looking to truly enliven your cooking space, consider a vibrant shade of green. Sure, the tone may conjure images of vintage kitchens tricked out with avocado and harvest gold appliances, but hear us out. These days a few tasteful green accents, from mint to hunter, can transform your kitchen into a thoroughly modern cooking space that is honestly both cool and inviting. To help you start seeing things through our tinted lens, behold these stunning green kitchen ideas.

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    Minty Green Kitchen Cabinets for a Light and Airy Feeling

    Kitchen with mint cabinets

    Black Lacquer Design

    Kitchen accents in a pale shade of green can invigorate white walls. In this lovely example by Black Lacquer Design minty green cabinetry adds to the bright and airy feel of this minimalist kitchen. Note the gold light fixtures and hardware that layer on a touch of luxury.

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    Green Kitchen Inspired by Nature

    green kitchen in a LEED-certified home

    Morgante Wilson Architects

    Shades of nature are central to this LEED-certified ranch house by the Chicago area firm Morgante Wilson Architects. The kitchen reflects the home's property, a piece of land with wooded areas. The soft green hue of the kitchen cabinetry complements the outdoor setting while adding to the sense of being surrounded by nature.

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    Glossy Green Cabinetry in a Mostly White Kitchen

    sleek green kitchen cabinets
    Photo by Jacob Lewkow

    Shane Pliska, the owner of an interior landscape service called Planterra, surrounds himself with greenery at home—literally. Not only does he live in a glass house in a forest, but he also has a preference for green furnishings. The cabinetry in his kitchen is just one example. They have a highly reflective surface, which gives the entire space a cheerful lift.

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    Green Accent Chairs in a Black Kitchen

    Green accent chairs in kitchen

    Xtraordinary by Design

    N’Ckyola Green the interior decorator behind Xtraordinary by Design punched up her black kitchen with a couple of quirky, green accent chairs, which she hung on the wall. The color lends a fresh spark of nature to the cooking space.

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    A Bold Shade of Green on a Kitchen Ceiling

    Emerald green ceiling in kitchen
    Studio Sven

    This bright and colorful kitchen reflects the vibrant family who uses it every day, says the interior design team at Studio Sven. Elevating things is the emerald green ceiling. It is an unexpected jolt of color that energizes the cooking space while throwing focus to the spectacular globe chandelier.

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    Bold and Moody Green Backsplash

    handcrafted green hexagon backsplash
    Mercury Mosaics

    Designer Mercedes Austin from Mercury Mosaics says green is a fantastic color for kitchens because it acts like a neutral. That means many materials and hues can readily pair with it depending on the shade of green you pick. Just keep in mind that a vibrant tone of green will instantly energize a space. A softer shade like sea glass will create a coastal vibe. This kitchen by Austin features a deeper shade of green for an edgy twist. We love how it offsets the sky blue base cabinets.

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    Rustic Kitchen Painted a Pale Shade of Green

    sage kitchen with butcher block countertops
    Barter Design

    It is almost tough to believe that this beautiful rustic-inspired kitchen was once a bland shade of cream. Brett Elron the owner and head interior designer at Barter Design perked things up with several gallons of green paint. The cabinetry is a lovely shade called Moss Gray. The gorgeous hue spices things up without being overwhelming. You can see how it offsets the glossy white subway and warm butcher block countertops.

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    A Dark Green Kitchen Island That Matches Everything

    Hunter green kitchen island

    Lacher Construction

    Make your kitchen island a complete stand-out with paint. Here, Lacher Construction did just that by painting the feature a vibrant shade of green. The hue is a pitch-perfect harmonizer because it unites the brick, leather, iron, and natural wood accents.

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    Heritage Farmhouse Kitchen With Green Cabinetry

    Green kitchen cabinets with brick backsplash

    Build With Rise

    The lovely green cabinetry in this new kitchen by Build With Rise, is true to the home's heritage farmhouse roots while still feeling fresh and modern. Other features that pile on rustic character include the brick oven hood fan, apron front sink, and restored 100-year-old floors.

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    Two-Tone Cabinets Green Things Up

    green and blue kitchen cabinets

    Burnhill Kitchens

    Arguably, most people love farmhouse kitchens for their modern good looks anchored in vintage style. This example by Burnhill Kitchens takes things to the next level with two-tone shaker cabinetry. The lush upper green cabinets pop against the crisp, white beadboard backsplash.

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    A Minty Glam Kitchen

    minty green kitchen with brass accents

    Super fresh kitchen accents like these spearmint cabinets can feel glamorous when paired with hand-painted Moroccan tiles. The design team at Hausera also added a vintage-inspired crystal chandelier to the mix. Mixing metals is another way to add visual interest. Combining brass cabinet handles with stainless steel appliances and chrome fixtures adds a contemporary spin.

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    Vintage Apple Green Kitchen Appliances

    retro apple green kitchen
    One Fine Stay

    We certainly have a soft spot for colorful, vintage kitchens, so we cheered in delight when One Fine Stay shared this cooking space in a home located in the Hollywood Hills. Apple green appliances and checkered green flooring are combined with beautiful blonde wood cabinets and cherry butcher block countertops. All of the features are initially from the mid-century and impressively feel just as stylish today.

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    Make a Statement With Green and Gold Kitchen Features

    hunter green kitchen
    Black Lacquer Design

    Emerald green cabinets, gold hardware, and black waterfall countertops stand out against the white tile backsplash to create a bold yet simple statement in this cooking space by Black Lacquer Design.

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    DIY Kitchen With Colorful Features and Natural Accents

    Blue Green Kitchen
    Chris Loves Julia.

    Colorful accents and natural textures were essential to this DIY kitchen makeover by the couple behind Chris Loves Julia. They gave their old kitchen cabinets new life using a beautiful shade of greenish-gray paint called Beguile by Valspar. The color brings out the beauty of the rustic, butcher block countertops. FYI, it took the duo a weekend to take their cooking space from meh to fab.

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    Use Green Wallpaper to Elevate a Kitchen

    green wallpaper in kitchen
    One Fine Stay

    Gorgeous wallpaper will instantly transform any room in your home. This kitchen that doubles as a dining room from One Fine Stay has walls covered with a whimsical woodland pattern. Notice how the lush green colors really warm up the entire room by bringing out the natural wood and copper tones.

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    Green Accents Perk Up This Traditional White Kitchen

    green accents in white kitchen

    D2 Interieurs

    Let's face it, while white kitchens have enduring style, their lack of color can also make them feel lifeless and sterile. D2 Interieurs came up with a fix for their cooking space. Bold, green light fixtures and a cheerful green patterned curtain brighten up the entire room. The sprinkles on top of this delightful kitchen are the small colorful accents that pick up on the various green tones.

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    Consider Adding One Truly Unique Kitchen Feature in Green

    green and black retro kitchen

    Hannah Dee Interiors

    Are you looking for a unique way to personalize your space? Consider standard kitchen fixtures in unexpected colors. The avocado green ceramic sink in this cooking space by Hannah Dee Interiors announces to the world that the homeowner is truly a decor maverick.

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    Coastal Kitchen With Green Backsplash

    Green subway tile backsplash

    ​Nothing gives a kitchen a relaxed coastal vibe like handcrafted subway tile in a watery shade of green as shown in this kitchen featured on Homepolish. Natural accents from the wood coffered ceiling to the rattan wrapped dining stools layer on more seaside appeal.