Five green kitchens show ways to use various shades of the color green to create a lasting impression.
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,” he said looking at the green and white checks. My thoughts exactly. While chic, the pea-green gingham canvas ceiling treatment is too energetic for most owners. It immediately reminded me of the Celery Striped Classic Bedroom I featured last year. While the bedroom palette is soothing, the kitchen pattern — along with the color matched island — adds visual excitement and more stimulus than many appetites need.
Green is used as a wall color in this kitchen with to-the-ceiling subway backsplash tile we included in our Spinach Eurosplash Kitchen. 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 green tones. The console sink cabinet and walls can easily be repainted. Notice a third shade of green was used as an accent on the cabinet above the range hood.
The green kitchens idea can be taken further with painted green cabinets. 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. This one is 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.
(Sources: House Beautiful, Style at Home, This Old House, Vkontakte.ru, Desire to Inspire)
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