Green kitchens: From dark to sage green kitchens

Emerald, mint, lime, sage green kitchens… I love the colour shade in all it’s tones. I’m even thinking about how I can green 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 anything from dark to sage green kitchens could be the trend for 2021.

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!

This kitchen, by Terence Ball Kitchens, is in a beautiful moss green.

Sage green kitchens will work perfectly for a timeless and classic look, like this one from Laura Ashley. I love this tone paired with natural wooden worktops and flooring.

Whitby classic furniture, painted in Atlantic Green, from the Laura Ashley Kitchen Collection by Symphony features traditional peg rails for mugs and a generously sized island with labelled drawers. Symphony’s Whitby kitchens are priced from £22,000.

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.

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.

Bespoke design by The Main Company featuring a dark green painted run of cabinetry. Kitchens from The Main Company start from £25,000.

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.

This single-door larder from Pluck is shown in Brockwell Moss and sweet chestnut. Pluck kitchens start from £10,000.

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.

This kitchen from Brookmans by Smallbone’s K1 collection features MFC fronts, ash frames and dovetail joints. Available exclusively at Heal’s, the K1 kitchen starts from £25,000.

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.

A simple shaker with a painted finish from Second Nature’s Fitzroy in Copse Green and priced from £10,000.

Simple moody green cabinets, mixed with the terrazzo tiles and black-framed glazing, help create a contemporary look.

Davonport’s Shoreditch kitchen, prices start from £35,000.

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.

A rear and side-return extension to create an open-plan kitchen-living-diner. Kitchen design by Blakes London. Photography by Malcolm Menzies.

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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.

Tom Howley’s Hartford kitchen is shown here as a single galley in Chicory, with an additional small island work space in front. Prices start from £20,000.

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.

Dolce Stil Novo SFP6604PNRE pyrolytic oven, £1199, SFPR9604 reduced-height pyrolytic multi-function oven, £1999, CMS4601NX coffee machine, £1899, Smeg.

Featured image: Manisha’s unique kitchen has elements that are both modern and traditional. Kitchen design by Day True. Photography by Chris Snook.

Feature updated 21/09/21. 

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  • Reply
    Joanne Forrest Smith
    18th February 2020 at 8:46 am

    I love Manisha & Sumit’s kitchen. We are about to do a kitchen makeover (we decided it was too wasteful to throw away a perfectly good kitchen just because it looked tired & dated). Where did they source the black & glass shelving suspended over their island unit?

    I’ve seen this style of shelving in a few high end kitchens but sadly our budget won’t stretch to really expensive shelving!

    PS are you planning on doing a feature soon on “Kitchen Makeovers”? It’s such a eco-friendly way to get a new kitchen.

    Thanks Joanne

    • Reply
      18th February 2020 at 9:43 am

      Hi Joanne, thanks for your comment. It’s such a lovely kitchen, isn’t it! The design is by Day True and they supplied the black shelving over the island as well as the rest of the cabinetry. This one is shelving only, but some also come with in built extraction. You could ask a kitchen designer (or a few) for a quote for this type of fixture, or see whether a local joiner or blacksmith could help create one similar as a standalone piece.
      Georgina recently wrote a piece on ways to save on your kitchen and also be eco friendly – and making over units rather than replacing them came into this – have a look on the site for this article and hope you enjoy! Hannah

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