It seemed like even a few months ago, we couldn't click one link without finding ourselves staring at a deep blue kitchen. (Seriously, they were everywhere.) But lately we've sensed a sea change. Those cobalts and coastal hues are being replaced with emerald and jade tones (and even a few #throwback-style avocado shades). It's official: green kitchens are in.
And while you might not be keen to rush to the paint store and give a fresh coat to those cabinets you *just* DIY-ed during the Blue Period, there are plenty of ways to incorporate this new need for green at home. Whether with a malachite-inspired tile backsplash, some fresh and verdant kitchen accessories, or even a new marble countertop with just a hint of green-tinged veining, we can confidently say that green is versatile enough to fit any style. (In fact, one of the most popular hues we've spotted—sage—is just a breath away from light grey, making it incredibly easy to incorporate in just about any space.)
As far as we're concerned, 2020 is the perfect time to go green. Soak up some inspiration with our favorite green kitchen ideas below and you'll see what we mean.
Here are our picks for the best green kitchen ideas to try ASAP.
We can't help but love a kitchen that combines two of the most timely color trends: muted pink walls and green cabinets. Even more ingenious is the way the walls themselves are broken up: with matte black acting as a backsplash, and a bright streak of white at the top of the walls to keep the scale of the room considered and cozy. In short? There's nothing we don't love about this Neapolitan-striped space.
Who knew that deep forest green could pair so well with the lighter, more yellow-tinged hues in this striking stone slab countertop? The waterfall edge makes it an instant focal point of this modern kitchen, while classic shaker-style cabinetry keeps the look from feeling too trendy. Gallery-worthy lighting completes the look.
We'll be honest: if you pitched us on olive-green cabinets, we're not *totally* sure we would've been on board. But seeing this incredible color in situ has us sold. Harkening back to the avocado green of the 70s, but with a lot more panache, this shade might just be our new favorite go-to for giving a kitchen a bold new look. Light wood accents keep the space feeling fresh (and not "Grandma's Basement" throwback-y).
Grey-green isn't just for the traditional set. This cozy kitchen nook proves once and for all that this versatile hue is just as at home with a Saarinen-style tulip table as it is with East-Coast-cool beadboard and banquettes. (In fact, we don't think we've ever seen the two styles so deftly combined before. Blame it on the unifying powers of this perfect paint color.)
The perfect solution for commitment-phobes: If you're not ready for the mammoth undertaking of painting all of your (perfectly good) cabinets and risking marring them, start small with a freestanding island to achieve the same effect with less stress (and in a fraction of the time).
We're noticing more and more designers using multiple cabinetry colors these days, and we're not mad. The grey-tinged olive hue on the breakfront doors plays nicely against the dark grey lower cabinets opposite, united by campaign-style hardware.
Opposites attract, so it's not all that shocking that orange-tinged copper would look great against green—but there's theory, and then there's seeing it IRL. The sleek, reflective surface brings out the beauty of this deep green shade even more, and we love the unexpected floral motif above the cabinets for a bit of whimsy, too.
Looking to save some money on renovations? This high-shine copper backsplash is possible to DIY with the help of raw copper sheets or even antique-y pressed pattern versions.
Green and gold has got to be one of our favorite decor accent combinations, and it seems like it's here to stay. This kitchen looks effortlessly glamorous thanks to black marble effect countertops, luxe jade-hued cabinetry, and retro-inspired gold light fixtures.
Into The Mist
We can't shake the feeling that this teeny-tiny, super-chic kitchen is what Fisher-Price play kitchens dream of becoming when they grow up. Keeping things light in a small space is a must, so harbor mist-hued cabinets and glossy white tile brighten up this highly effective prep nook.
If you're still undecided about making the switch from a blue kitchen to a green one, this stormy blue-grey-green shade might be the perfect compromise. White subway tile, just a hint of open shelving, and a wide wooden island come together to create a classic-but-modern effect.