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Elegant Green Kitchen Ideas to Transform Your Kitchen

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April 20, 2023
Kallista Design

Whether you’re refreshing a current space or starting from scratch, you can bring vibrance into your kitchen with green kitchen designs. According to Architectural Digest, green is a trending color for kitchen designs. From earthy tones to luxe emerald green, there are a wide variety of green kitchen design ideas that can transform your space.

Discover your next design inspiration with these green kitchen ideas.

Add Warmth With Green Kitchen Cabinets

kitchen bar area with green cabinets
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For a comforting design statement, consider painting kitchen cabinets a warm shade of green. Paired with golden brass accents, like light fixtures, faucets, and drawer pulls, this design is at once elegant and inviting.  

Retro Green Backsplash for a Maximalist Statement

workstation kitchen sink with cutting board, black gooseneck faucet, and green tile backsplash with white tile
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A kitchen backsplash in a vibrant green can serve as the centerpiece of your design, providing a bold backdrop for white countertops and darker accents, like this matte black faucet. Make a statement with a colorful and playful tile for your culinary oasis.  

Create Subtle Contrast With Dark Green

farmhouse kitchen with green cabinets
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For a farmhouse style kitchen that blends traditional and contemporary styles, sage green cabinets can create an understated contrast with white countertops and light walls. Juxtaposed here against warm wood flooring, the result is a clean and timeless design.  

Exude Coziness With Green Cabinets and Wood Accents

kitchen cooking area with stovetop, gold wall-mount pot filler, and green cabinets
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Regardless of the shade, green pairs well with wood accents, creating a nature-inspired vibe that can help your kitchen feel inviting—perfect for entertaining loved ones. Modern kitchen touches like pendant lighting, marble countertops, and backsplash designs can help update the space to feel more contemporary, while still maintaining a sense of comfort.  

Pair Dark Green and Gold for an Elegant Update

white kitchen with dark green cabinets and gold range hood
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Bright colors can easily breathe new life into your kitchen design. The bold style of a dark green and gold kitchen can turn a white space into a vibrant and eye-catching area. The gold hanging light fixtures here match effortlessly with the painted exhaust hood, creating a stable center for the room’s aesthetic. Other gold details throughout the space, like the faucet, teapot, and even the chairs at the island, provide a stable flow and cohesion to this kitchen design.  

Brighten the Space With Plants

white kitchen with chrome faucet
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Adding green touches to your décor doesn’t have to involve paint or a full remodel. For an easy touch of green, add some fresh flowers or greenery to help brighten the space and add pops of color to an otherwise monochromatic design.  

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Add Green Details for Visual Interest

white kitchen with sliding door
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Small touches of pale green throughout your kitchen can add visual interest to your design, drawing the eye to different decorative elements throughout the space. Even small details like door panels or window frames can be easily brightened with a coat of paint, taking advantage of natural light to add some extra life to the room.  

Go Bold With a Bright Tile Design

black and white kitchen with accent wall of square green tiles with white grout
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Don’t hesitate to make a bold statement with your green kitchen décor ideas. Bright green tiles can give your kitchen design an artistic appeal. Whether small square tiles like the ones here or a patterned design, there are a variety of ways to incorporate more vibrant greens into your kitchen's color palette.  

Match Cabinets to the Kitchen Island

white and mint green kitchen
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Give your kitchen a cohesive design flow by color-matching the cabinets to the base of the kitchen island. Whether you choose a darker hue or a subtle pistachio green like the color here, this pairing can give your entire kitchen design a warm sensibility. Paired with wicker seating and hints of gold, this light green kitchen feels at once modern and inviting.  

Paint a Green Accent Wall

white and wood kitchen and dining room with green accent wall

Painting a single accent wall in modern green kitchens can help focus the design and create visual interest with minimal effort. Add gold lighting fixtures or pops of color in chairs and other decorative details for a more vibrant and compelling space.  

Go Luxe With Velvet Dining Chairs

neutral kitchen with pink table and green velvet chairs

Update your kitchen design with plush green dining chairs to add color to the space and give the entire room a brighter sensibility. In a kitchen focused more on neutral tones, this gentle pop of color and texture is a simple way to enhance the vibrant feel of the space, easily drawing the eye and creating a focal point for your design.  

Embrace a Darker Color Palette

dark green kitchen with white farmhouse sink
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If you have a kitchen with plenty of natural light, dark colors can add pleasant contrast and exude a cozy, inviting feeling. Paired with warm wood details, like oak countertops and classic wooden chairs, a black and green kitchen creates a charmingly traditional vibe that also feels compellingly modern.  

Take Advantage of Natural Light

white and green kitchen with ood chairs and skylight on ceiling
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One of the best ways to brighten up a room is to take advantage of the natural light from windows, skylights, and glass doors. A bold green paint color on cabinets or the kitchen island can reflect the sunlight, making the space feel more expansive and open. Fixtures in shining finishes can reflect even more natural light. Explore our kitchen faucet buying guide to choose the right option for your design.  

Layered Colors and Patterns

kitchen with shiny stainless steel sink, black faucet, marble countertop, and green subway tile backsplash
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Make a bold statement with your kitchen design by pairing bright green tile patterns with equally vibrant countertop colors, such as in a green and yellow kitchen. The glossy green tiles on the backsplash here reflect light and pair remarkably well with the marble pattern on the counter and adjacent wall, creating a space that feels unique and artistic.  

An apron-front, stainless steel sink in a polish-distressed finish completes this look in utter sophistication. Explore the benefits of getting an undermount sink or a drop-in sink for your kitchen.  

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