These 15 green kitchen cabinet ideas will make your cooking space look better than ever: Want to add “fresh” to “kitchen refresh” this year? Instead of all white or old-fashioned pine panels, try green kitchen cabinets. With emerald-colored cabinets, you can bring the calm of nature’s favourite neutral colour into your kitchen, which you might need two courses into that dinner party you’ve planned. These cabinets are also a way to feel both classic and on-trend.
Not sure about us? Just ask people who know about colour trends. Different shades of green, like rich olive and soft mint, are expected to be one of the most popular kitchen colour trends in 2024. This trend has been going on for a few years now and doesn’t seem to be stopping. Both 1stDibs and the paint company Graham & Brown said that sage would be the most popular colour in 2024.
These 15 green kitchen cabinet ideas will make your cooking space look better than ever.
1. GREEN ISLAND
Tom Scheerer made this kitchen for a client on New York’s fancy Upper East Side. It shows that you don’t have to pick between a traditional all-white kitchen and a trendy green one. Scheerer added a custom island that was painted a bright pea green. The John Derian decoupaged trays on the wall and the cute floral wallpaper above the cabinets both have the same colour.
2. KEY LIME GREEN CABINETS
Putting a spring in your step…or, in the case of this happy nook bar by Gary McBournie, a drink in your hand! The designer didn’t hold back when it came to using bright greens in this huge Beverly Hills home. He says that orange is his favourite colour. Shades of Spring by Benjamin Moore is used on the upper and lower cabinets in this room. A wallpaper by Peter Fasano that matches covers the rest of the nook.
3. OLIVE GREEN CABINETS
Our writer called these “romantic eat-in kitchens south of 14th Street.” They have a deep green island and cabinets that match and were painted in Behr’s Russian Olive. Augusta Hoffman, a homeowner and artist, says, “I’m still pushing myself to use more colours! I do love green, though. It doesn’t really bother me. People who are afraid of colour should pay attention!
4. GREEN LACQUER CABINETS
Fabrizio Casiraghi, an A-list designer for Our Hope Thrift, covered this Paris flat in a thick layer of shiny green lacquer. Do the same thing and give your kitchen doors a high-shine finish.
5. CELERY GREEN CABINETS
As a way to make his kitchen feel both new and old, fashion designer Chris Benz painted it the palest green. He chose Farrow & Ball’s Teresa’s Green for this room and the rest of the house.
6. EARTHY GREEN CABINETS
Ramin and Pamela Shamshiri, a brother and sister design team, picked the earthy Dyrehaven green from Farrow & Ball for this casual kitchen in Southern California. The look is natural and easygoing thanks to the white shiplap walls and light wood floors.
7. GREEN LACQUER ISLAND
White Webb created this kitchen in Woodstock, New York. There are acres of “forever wild” forest right outside the door. The designers wanted to bring the magic of nature into the kitchen as well, so they made a lacquered table and a backsplash made of bright green mosaics. Its smooth, shiny surface reflects light and the views of the trees.
8. SPRING GREEN ISLAND
Nozawa saw the kitchen in this new project in the Bay Area for the first time. The whole room was painted a dusty blue colour. “Because of that, the space felt dark and heavy,” she says. How to solve it? To paint the whole room white and the island in the middle a bright green. She also thought that you could never have too much of a good thing: “Right now I’m working on a kitchen where all the bottom cabinets and the island are oak wood, the upper cabinets will be a rich emerald green, but our countertops will be a very colourful green marble!”
9. DAYGLO GREEN CABINETS
This look isn’t for the faint of heart, but it fits the mood that artist Leah Ring wanted to create in her desert retreat in California. In this kitchen, she painted the cabinets and island a bright acid green, which is her favourite colour. To make the room look even better, she added blue details and floor tiles. She tells us, “It’s great for drawing.” “But it’s so much fun that it’s hard to focus.”
10. EMERALD CABINETS
Kelly Wearstler, a star designer on Our Hope Thrift, got ideas for the textures and colours of Cameron Diaz’s New York City home from jewellery boxes. And for the kitchen, what could be nicer than an emerald? The colour here got a Midas touch from the brass border and backsplash that match.
11. FARM FRESH GREEN
For ideas, owner and Toast CEO Suzie de Rohan Willner looked to the kitchens in some of the most charming country homes we’ve ever seen. “I wanted a very practical kitchen that suited the house but also reminded me of France,” she told us. That’s how the bright green cabinets were made, painted in Farrow & Ball’s very fresh Emerald.
12. CLASSIC GREEN CABINETS
What makes this beautiful Paris apartment stand out even more? The kitchen doors that are green, of course! Designer Lorenzo Castillo used Farrow & Ball’s Studio Green to paint the surfaces and his own design to cover the walls with paper that went with the colour. The sky-blue roof makes it look like you’re outside.
13. CLOVER GREEN CABINETS
Some of the lower handmade cabinets in J. Randall Powers’s bright and modern Houston home are painted green in a strié pattern.
14. OLIVE GREEN CABINETS
This home on an earthy Greek island has handmade green doors, window frames, and cabinets in the kitchen. This colour is also used in accent pieces throughout the house. The counters in the kitchen are made of poured concrete.
15. LAYERS OF GREEN
Different shades of green make everything in Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s fancy West Hollywood kitchen more interesting to look at, from the cabinets to the handmade stools and Moroccan tile from Zellij Gallery.