Green Kitchen Cabinets Are the Bold Decision to Make This Decade

dark green farmhouse kitchen wiht butcher block island
Photography courtesy of Plain English Design

We like to think whoever came up with the expression green with envy was talking about kitchen cabinets. Whether its a verdant shade of emerald, a warm sage, or a restful moss, the color instantly brings zen vibes to the bustling room.

While we recently narrowed down our favorite shades by swatch, heading straight to the hardware store can be overwhelming. A healthy dose of inspiration is the best place to start, so we rounded up our all-time favorite green kitchen cabinets, too. Once youve found the space that speaks to you, grab a paintbrush. A little jealousy (wink, wink) might be the kick you need to start your next project.

The One Where Old Meets New

black and brass range and marble backsplash
Photography courtesy of Studio McGee

Its a no-brainer why Caldwell Green made it into Benjamin Moores historic color collection. The gray-ish hue is timeless and traditional, something youd find in the English countryside. For an updated twist, Studio McGee paired the color with matte black hardware.

The One With a Dramatic Duo

kitchen with an archway door and matte white hood
Photography by Ariana Tennyson; Design by Jaclyn Peters

The only thing sleeker than super-dark green cabinets is a soapstone countertop. Jaclyn Peters pulled off the winning combo on a budget in this Winnipeg, Canada home by opting for a six-inch backsplash.

The One With Tight Corners

green lower and white upper cabinets
Photography by Chantelle Watt; Design by Brynn Harlock

Your small space can handle a rich huethe key is practicing restraint. First-time homeowner Brynn Harlock maintained a bright and airy vibe by painting her upper cabinets white and the lower ones a mossy green.

The Shaker-Style One

dark green painted kitchen range
Photography courtesy of Emily Henderson Design

Taking a step back from her go-to blues, Emily Henderson went with Sherwin-Williams Pewter Green (a sophisticated option with lots of gray undertones) in this Portland, Oregon, house. To amp up the character, the designer splurged on inset shaker-style cabinets that cost around $25,000 to build and install.

The Art Deco-Inspired One

glossy green kitchen with small L-shaped counter
Photography by Jessica Brigham

Jessica Brigham was on a mission to restore her kitchens 1930s spunk as a part of the One Room Challenge. Jewel-tone cabinets and glitzy globe light fixtures accomplish just that.

The Teeny Tiny One

green kitchen cabinets with pink walls and black and white tile backs[lash
Photography and Design by Dabito
Dabitos guest house kitchenette features just four 24-inch white shaker cabinets from Overstock (the same place he scored the Moroccan cement tiles). He painted them Behrs Fig Tree in a satin finish, then added pink walls and a graphic backsplash to turn what would otherwise be considered a serious color into a fun statement.

The One Thats Minty Fresh

mint green kitchen in a apartment with herringbone floors

Theres nothing childish about this candy-colored space. Designer Lauren Bug chose the playful hue when she realized the color suited the walnut wood floors better than the pale blue she had originally been considering.

The Farmhouse One

farmhouse cabinets with glass doors
Photography courtesy of Jaclyn Peters

The addition of glass doors can elevate standard millwork to star status. Jaclyn Peters mastered the new-school rustic look with the addition of a vintage rug and industrial drawer pulls.

The One Thats Almost Yellow

retro kitchen design with multi colored ceramic pendants over the island
Photography by Jason Frank Rothenberg

Lourdes Hernandezs pastel cabinets read as retro, not childish, next to her Smeg refrigerator and multi-toned ceramic pendants. So, what are you waiting for? Youve got the green light.

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