Sage, emerald, mint, lime… I love the colour green in all it’s tones. I’m even thinking about how I can get the shade into my own home renovation (which is slowly but surely coming together), so you can imagine my joy when I saw Manisha and Sumit’s green kitchen project (above). The cabinetry is so gorgeous and on-trend it just had to be our March 2020 cover home. Plus, it’s gone straight onto my moodboard for when the time comes to plan my own kitchen.
It’s fair to say that black and navy kitchens have been such a hit in recent years, confirmed by my Instagram feed, and probably yours too. If you love the moody style, they aren’t going anywhere just yet. But if you’re after something a little bit different, it seems that green kitchens could be the trend for 2020.
Dramatic and luxurious in its darker iterations, modern and bright in its paler shades, there are many ways use green in the kitchen. So to give you some inspiration I’ve collated a look book of all things green (kitchens-wise anyway) – be warned, kitchen envy awaits!
For a kitchen that won’t date go for a classic look with traditional cabinetry in a soft green like this one from Laura Ashley. I love this tone paired with natural wooden worktops and flooring.
Social media is a treasure trove for kitchen design. My most recent favourite find is this stunning Devol kitchen. The rich green works perfectly with the gold handles and tap.
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Not the most wintery image, but one that we love because it shows that sometimes it’s worth sacrificing a little garden space to create your dream kitchen. It’s so inspiring to see this room flow so seamlessly out onto the patio area with those wonderfully gnarly old olive trees. The whole wall of glass was such a clever idea and the decision to paint the cupboards this earthy green, you can’t help but think of nature and the outdoors. #deVOLKitchens
Mix and match textures and colour and pair with vintage furniture for a modern-eclectic look. This stand-out concrete-topped island in raw plywood compliments the dark green cabinetry beautifully.
This cleverly designed larder cupboard is perfect for a more compact space. The moss shade on the tall cabinets with the wood tones create a really natural and calming feel.
For a contemporary take on a classic kitchen try using two tones. The mint green on this island contrasts perfectly with the deeper tones of the cabinetry, brightening and lifting the kitchen while also making a statement.
The owner of this Second Nature L-shaped shaker has gone all out green, continuing the colour on the walls as well as the cabinetry. Broken up with the light marble splash back and worktop it really makes a statement.
Simple moody green cabinets, mixed with the terrazzo tiles and black-framed glazing, help create a contemporary look.
Some might call it blue, others green or perhaps a mixture of the two, but whichever category it falls into, teal is gaining popularity as a kitchen colour trend too. It creates a slightly fresher feel to some of the deeper green tones. We love this Blakes London kitchen.
For a light and airy space opt for the lightest tone of green like this classic Tom Howley kitchen, teamed with light marble worktops and chrome accessories.
For a contemporary style try handleless mid green cabinets with gunmetal grey and pops of bronze. I love this multifunctional wall with integrated ovens and coffee machine from Smeg.
Featured image: Manisha’s unique kitchen has elements that are both modern and traditional. Kitchen design by Day True. Photography by Chris Snook.