23 Green Kitchen Ideas (some photos look great and some not so great)
Here's a crazy collection of green kitchen ideas and designs. Some look really great but I have to be honest, some are no so great. Why would we include "not-so-great" designs? Because the point is to provide you a diverse selection of ideas so that you can figure out what you like and don't like.
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Green can be an excellent color to introduce into your new kitchen design, but it can also be a bit challenging to find complementary pieces because of green’s position on the color wheel. Whether you’re looking for a beach-house aesthetic or a more serious stately dining room, green has a lot of possibilities if you’re willing to work to make them look good.
In our survey of kitchens, green was one of the rarer color themes, with only 1.29% of kitchens featuring the color. In our view, you need two general ideas to make green work in your kitchen: taking cues from nature, and sticking to a unified aesthetic.
Take Cues From Nature
Think about the shades of green and the mix of greens that you’ll be using when putting together your kitchen. Especially for the natural use of the color green, the following things are important:
Make sure that objects’ textures match their hue
Work with your natural light sources to accentuate brighter colors
Avoid dark and matte greens unless you have a strong top-down, artificial light
In nature, we see greens flourishing near browns like wood and other shades of green. Try to pair lighter shades of green like lime with slightly darker shades of brown or beige, just like you’d see in a bamboo tree.
Don’t forget; you can do even more than taking cues from nature: you can steal some of the nature, and put it right into your kitchen! A green-themed kitchen can often get even perkier with the inclusion of a few houseplants, though the exact plant that you pick will need to vary with your exact kitchen.
Stick To A Unified Aesthetic
It’s easy to get distracted when you’re planning out a green-themed kitchen. Often, it helps to remember that the color of your cabinets and the color of your countertops are going to be the biggest ways that you express your chosen color in your kitchen’s design.
As mentioned earlier, darker greens are more challenging to work with, so if you choose to use them, maybe try using them in a less dominant position, like as a cabinet interior instead of an exterior. Don’t worry about going too wild with the lighter greens—often a teal colored floor tiling can complement green cabinets or countertops rather than take away from it thanks to the wonderful way that light can reflect off of the surfaces.