Not Your Granny’s Avocado: Green Kitchens Are Making a Comeback

Green kitchens have come a lonnnng way since the pea soup versions of yesteryear. So much so that today's renovators are eschewing traditional white kitchens in lieu of something a bit more colorful and unique. Care to ogle some stunning green kitchen designs with us? (Mm-hmm, we thought so.)

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Design: Jesse Turek; Photography: Sean Litchfield

Pair With Kicky Wallpaper

To jazz up a basic kitchen with a small footprint, Homepolish's Jesse Turek opted for blue-green painted cabinets with a playful geometric wallpaper backing. (Not so basic anymore.)

Paint The Island

Want to dip your toe into the color pool? Take a cue from Marie Flanigan and take a green paintbrush to just your island and pantry. Pro tip: “We suggest cooler greens for kitchens with polished nickel fixtures, and warmer ones for those boasting brass and copper,” says Flanigan.

Colorblock With Multiple Greens

Cupboardmakers Plain English Design love to see a color-blocked kitchen (one green tone for cupboards, another for the island, etc.). Why it works? Because in their view, “green is a neutral.” (And in our view, the English country house look is oh-so charming).

Design: Black Lacquer Designs; Photography: Mary Costa

Add Warm Hardware

If you ask us, gold and brass hardware was made to be paired with green cabinetry. We love the snazzy mid-century vibes in this verdant kitchen by Caitlin Murray of Black Lacquer Designs.

Mix Bold Details

Colorful cupboards? Black counters? Turquoise stools? Somehow all this boldness reads classic in another green kitchen by Murray. The glue that binds it all together? A timeless emerald hue on the cabinetry.

Go For Pastel

More into lights than bolds? Consider a soft green in the pastel spectrum instead. We swoon for the pale mint color in yet another green stunner by Black Lacquer Designs.

Pair With Open Shelving

Here, Amber Lewis blended reclaimed wood shelves, a baller French range and deep mossy green cabinets for a collected yet eclectic space.

Select A Cool Tone

Ever heard of “mermaid green”? It’s a blue-tinted green that looks downright glorious paired with any (and every) hardware finish. Exhibit A: This palette-happy kitchen by Massucco Warner Miller.

Add Green Tile Instead

Psst: Paint isn’t the only place to go green in a kitchen. How inspiring is designer Jana Bek’s ceiling-height, green subway tile situation?

Keep It Classic

Concrete floors? Check. Classic green custom cabinetry? Check, check. If anybody needs us, we’ll be researching how to flip our kitchen to resemble this beauty by DeVol Kitchens.

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