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Green Kitchen Cabinets in Designs That You Can Make Your Own

Green kitchen cabinets might not be the first thing that comes to mind for the kitchen. However, if you want to stay away from neutrals and try something with a bit more personality, they are a great choice.

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We’ve already seen a lot of great design ideas based on blue kitchen cabinets so let’s switch colors and check out green cabinets.

All of these beautiful kitchens below make use of various shades of green in all sorts of interesting ways.

The one above even pairs green cabinetry with green subway tile. Perhaps one of them will inspire you to try something similar. 

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Multiple vibrant kitchen cabinet green colors

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Image from Tenhulzen Residential

A bright shade of green can have a very refreshing effect on the kitchen. Whether you combine it with white and other neutrals or with a few other accent colors that are just as vibrant, the result can be a very fresh and cheerful-looking decor.

Here, the kitchen features bright green, blue and red cabinets, all complementing each other in a cool way.

A traditional cabinet with a green touch

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Darker shades of green look really beautiful in combination with white. The contrast is strong and clean and suits a lot of different styles.

In a kitchen like this one adding a few warm wood tones and texture can help to make the space feel homely and inviting. 

Warm green kitchen cabinets accent details

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Image from Laura Potter Designs

Here’s another example of green kitchen cabinets paired with a beautiful wooden floor and white walls.

This time we’re looking at a dark emerald nuance which goes really well with the subtle copper accents and even with stainless steel which is often found in modern kitchens. 

A full wall of green

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Image from Everingham Design

This kitchen has green painted cabinets from top to bottom and even the backsplash matches the furniture.

The transition between the top and bottom cabinets is seamless because of that but also means there’s no accent color to break up these sections. 

Dark accent colors

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Image from Swati Goorha Designs

Green cabinetry can also be combined with darker colors like brown or black and that can look quite elegant. There is only one upper cabinet, so the green is an accent against the tiled wall. The rest of the green is on the lower cabinets.

In a kitchen like this one the result is a glamorous and retro-inspired design. That of course can be adapted to suit a variety of styles but we love the old-school vibe that these colors offer. 

Bold and uniform

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How about a bright aquamarine look, something to really make your kitchen stand out? Studio Victor Liberatore Interior Design made this one full one green, giving this stylish kitchen a uniform look.

The marble backsplash and the countertops break up the color scheme but in a subtle way and the herringbone wooden floor is a perfect addition. 

Soft and soothing colors

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Another beautiful idea is to opt for a muted shade of green painted cabinets like these by studio Designs for Living. It gives this kitchen such a lovely vintage look.

It’s paired with black countertops, stainless steel appliances, a wooden floor and a white ceiling and the cabinets themselves stand out with their retro designs. Also, the island has a really interesting shape. 

A coordinated look

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Vintage green is actually a very versatile color. It looks great here in combination with the darker wood tones and the warm and subtle lighting.

All the cabinets have the same color, bringing the kitchen together and giving it a uniform look. 

Subdued nuances

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Another way to make this sort of retro green kitchen cabinet idea work is by introducing warm neutrals like beige or natural wood tones.

The transition between the colors is quite smooth and goes really well with both white and black which are wonderful options for the walls, ceiling, countertops and so on. 

An unexpected accent color

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If you want to be a bit bold and give your kitchen even more character, how about introducing a special accent color such as lilac or violet for example.

In combination with the mint green kitchen cabinets and bright lighting, it could make this space look like a refreshing spring garden. This combination by studio Designs for Living is one of our all-time favorites because of how refreshing and soothing it is. 

Clean contrasts

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Using dark forest green for the kitchen can help it stand out in an open-plan combined area.

In this stylish interior by Cynthia Bennett & Associates the cabinets separate the kitchen from the dining and the living areas while the wooden floor makes the transition smooth and seamless. This kitchen even has a green backsplash.

A unique color palette

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Another cool idea is to draw inspiration from complementary colors but to ultimately create your own unique palette. For instance, blue and orange and red and green are complementary but this kitchen features a rather unique and unusual selection of tones based on these pairs.

The white subway tiles and the neutral grays help this marvelous color scheme look even more amazing. Plus, the black kitchen island makes the teal stand out.

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Pastel kitchen

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A soft green is quite rarely used in interior design and it often denotes a vintage or traditional style. It’s a nice choice for the kitchen cabinetry.

The glass front cabinets also help it maintain a bright and airy look.  However, they also allow the space to look and feel more inviting compared to something very simple like white or beige.

Small but bold

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Play around with different shades of green or nuances inspired by this color if you want something a bit more spectacular.

Darker nuances usually go well with accent colors such as black or dark brown but introducing a few lighter nuances like white, gold or beige is a good idea as well.

Check out this beautiful design with teal cabinets by studio Amity Worrel & Co. if you’re in need of inspiration. 

Cool patterns

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Even bold and fresh colors like green can sometimes look flat and boring if the decor lacks depth and character. Avoid that by adding little accent details or eye-catching prints and patterns.

In the kitchen, the backsplash gives a perfect opportunity for using interesting tile patterns. The backsplash can act as a separator between that and the cabinets. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)FAQ

Is green good for kitchen cabinets?

Green is trending for kitchen cabinets and it is a very popular, fresh-looking color choice. With so many shades of green available, it can fit with most decor styles for kitchen cabinets, trim, and shelving, too.

What color goes with green cabinets?

The complementary colors you choose to go with your green kitchen cabinets will depend on the specific shade of green. In general, the same green in a lighter shade, earthy tones, natural wood colors and black go well, along with bolder hues like ochre yellow or deep magenta.

Does green and grey go together in kitchen?

Grey is the perfect pairing for trending green kitchen cabinetry. Whether you choose a subtle shade of grey or want a dark gray to complement a bold shade of green, pairing these colors can look classic and on-trend at the same time.

Why are green kitchens so popular?

Green is currently popular for kitchen cabinets as well walls in other rooms.  It’s a fresh, natural color that is rather easy to mix with color as well [because it] easily combines with other accent colors. It also goes well with various shades of wood accents and natural materials, which are super popular.

Can you paint kitchen cabinets?

Yes, you can! While wood is the best type of cabinet to paint, it is also possible to paint other types of cabinets. As long as you can sand the surface, you can paint the cabinets. If you are painting laminate cabinetry, you will have to use a special primer, buy high-quality paint, and be sure that the surfaces are in good condition.

Green Kitchen Cabinets: Conclusion

Bright and bold or subtle and soft, shades of green can be the perfect color for kitchen cabinets.

It brings a lively hue into the hub of the home and gives it a natural connection. Picking green for your cabinetry is also a great way to show some extra personality.