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Color for Your Kitchen: Green

Add life to your kitchen's color scheme with shades of green.

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Green has many personalities. From sage and lime, here's how to use this fresh and lively hue in your kitchen. Start by adding easy pockets of green in dishware, potted plants, and upholstered stools. Then layer in fixed elements such as a gorgeous green backsplash tile and granite countertops with a hint of the grassy hue. For more impact, choose a bright green hue for your island. Repeat the color in one more spot in the room such as in a Roman shade above the sink. Carry green accents into an adjoining eating area to tie the 2 spaces together. The use of several shades of green in this kitchen makes a bold style statement and shows commitment to the color. A neutral backsplash wall color and accessories keep the green from overwhelming the room. Go green in your kitchen with these ideas for using a little or a lot of the refreshing color.