Five owners share the love of green, but vary doses.
Mr Shops walked behind me as I was starting to write this post – “Oh, I’m not sure I could take that kitchen for very long.” My thoughts exactly. While chic, the pea-green gingham canvas ceiling treatment is too energetic for most. It immediately reminded me of the Celery Striped Classic Bedroom featured last year. While the bedroom palette is soothing, the kitchen pattern – along with the color matched island – adds visual excitement, stimulating more than appetites.
Green is used as a backdrop in this kitchen with to-the-ceiling subway tile. Notice all other surfaces, including the floor, are white. The only hint of another color is a touch of orange on the dishtowel. Crisp and clean, but leaves me cold.
The first two choices are a commitment to green (not inexpensive to remove and replace) while this kitchen flirts with shades. The console sink cabinet and walls can easily be repainted. Notice a third shade of green was used as an accent above the range hood.
Take it further with painted green cabinetry. This country cottage kitchen’s beadboard cabinets and unique open storage corner shelf standout against the bright yellow walls. Pine flooring and plank ceiling help tone it down a bit.
Go big or go home with green walls, tile and cabinets. The trick is keeping it monochromatic. Using multiple textures maintains unity while creating character. Quite a contrast to the gingham ceiling kitchen.
If you like the green sink base cabinet, be sure to see a similar cabinet posted in Christmas Color Kitchens. Jane and I were unknowingly on the same page this week with our red and green themes.