27 Gorgeous Green Kitchen Design Ideas

Your kitchen is one of the most frequented areas of your home. It's where you host family meals and friend gatherings, morning cups of coffee, and late-night conversations. Your kitchen offers everyday functionality, but it's also a place to express your personality. Enter: Green kitchen designs.

Green can be bold or subtle, refined or vibrant. From pistachio green to vibrant chartreuse, the color gives any kitchen a fresh look. And with so many shades, green works with practically every kitchen style, including traditional, modern, rustic, and more.

Whether you're planning a kitchen makeover or you're just looking to add a pop of color, here are some green kitchen ideas you won't want to miss.

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Go Monochrome

green kitchen with colorful modern art features
David Tsay

Green surrounds us in nature and provides a calming effect when used on walls. Bring the outdoors into your home with a completely green kitchen. This rich forest-green covers almost every surface, including the walls, cabinetry, and range hood, to act as a near neutral. The monochromatic application allows for pops of bright colors, like an aqua tile surround and vibrant artwork.

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Pack a Pastel Punch

kitchen with wooden cabinets and light green island
Kritsada Panichgul

Sweeten up your kitchen with a candy-colored breakfast bar. The bright pastel hue on this kitchen island stands out against neutral cabinetry and stone countertops. Stainless-steel appliances help balance the cool tones of the mint-green paint color and the warm wood cabinets and flooring.

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Paint Your Kitchen Ceiling

kitchen with wooden floors and green ceiling
Helen Norman

Green wood paneling naturally brings eyes up to the ceiling of this cottage kitchen where a coat of sage paint creates a cozy feel. The pistachio-color island complements the ceiling and contrasts crisp white kitchen cabinets. A set of wicker stools add natural texture.

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Statement Light Fixtures

green and brown modern kitchen
Werner Straube

Dusty green kitchen cabinets elevate this kitchen along and showcase a gorgeous pair of brass pendant lights. The dark sade of green helps emphasize the metallic finish and light-wood island. Marble countertops continue the nature-inspired kitchen design.

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Add Subtle Green Accents

white kitchen with stainless steel hood and green decor
Brie Williams

Rather than completely gutting your kitchen to get a green look, opt for a few statement accessories instead. This kitchen sports a shiplap backsplash paired with white cabinetry for a traditional look. Mint- and seafoam-green cups, bowls, and containers stand out against the neutral backdrop.

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Custom Green Cabinets

kitchen with dark green cabinets
Werner Straube

Crisp and stylish, a custom paneled built-in refrigerator gives a sense of luxury. Make your kitchen even more opulent by selecting a lush jewel-tone green for your cabinets, trim, and island. Rattan chairs, quartz countertops, and gold hardware add a final layer of timeless elegance.

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Use Green as a Neutral

pale green, neutral tones kitchen with plants
Werner Straube

Neutral colors arent limited to white or beige. Add subtle color to your kitchen with shades of black, brown, and khaki green. The earthy colors serve as the perfect color mix to support natural wood elements, including rich espresso-stained stools and a honey-hued wood island. Soapstone countertops balance airy white walls and ligh fixtures.

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Pastel Green Kitchen

white kitchen shelving with decor
Rett Peek

In this cottage kitchen, a subway tile backsplash and white kitchen cabinets stand out against a pistachio accent wall. Yellow curtains match serving bowls and cups for a hint of summer color with minimal effort. The light green wall color repeats on the trim of the window treatments and on glassware showcased on an open shelf.

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Create Contrast

kitchen with white island and green cabinets
Anthony Masterson

Compose a sophisticated kitchen with a sleek mix of white and forest green. Quartz countertops and white paneling makes the kitchen island the focal point in this green kitchen. Create cohesion by reppeating the same finish on the faucet, cabinet hardware, and light fixtures.

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Incorporate Green Kitchen Wallpaper

kitchen with green wallpapers
Annie Schlechter

For an eclectic green kitchen, add patterned peel-and-stick wallpaper to otherwise ordinary white walls. Use the colorful accent to offset white cabinetry, then pair it with fun gold accents for a playful, modern look. Here, botanical wallpaper coordinates with a geometric tile backsplash in a similar shade of green.

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Yellow and Green Kitchen Color Palette

kitchen with wooden island and green and yellow cabinets
Nathan Schroder

This layered green kitchen boasts a mix of olive green and goldenrod yellow. A white subway tile and black accents, including the range hood and island seating, ground the unexpected color combination. Walnut cabinetry and a matching island warm up the look. A vintage light fixture and a striped area rug add pattern and interest.

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Shop for Green Appliances

storage on side of green fridge
Jason Donnelly

Paint isn't the only way to design a green kitchen. Achieve a similar look with colorful appliances. This retro green refrigerator boasts both style and function, and its magnetic surface doubles as storage. Pine countertops match this small kitchen's floating knife holder, wooden spoon set, and other cooking acccessories.

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Create a Cozy Space

kitchen with green cabinets and wooden beams
Nathan Schroder

Make your kitchen the cozy centerpiece of your home with open shelving and inviting colors. The warm, sage green cabinets in this country kitchen pair well with natural elements, including exposed ceiling beams, a collection of cutting boards, and a jute runner. Crisp shiplap paneling and copper dishware finish the classic design.

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Cottage Kitchen Style

kitchen with sage green cabinets
Tria Giovan

Colorful and sweet, this tile backsplash pops against bright white upper cabinets. Pastel green base cabinets balance the wall-to-wall tile and ground the airy cottage kitchen. A retro navy range completes the room and continues the tile colors.

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Green Kitchen with Barn Doors

kitchen with green barn door
Greg Scheidemann

Evoke a contemporary farmhouse feel with dark walnut floors, stainless-steel appliances, sage green kitchen cabinets, and a striking barn door. Glass light fixtures and white floating shelves stand out against gray walls, while containers and everyday items hide behind the sleek, rolling door. Add a color pop with a turquoise tea kettle and plates, and tie everything together with a lime green throw rug.

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Add Floor-to-Ceiling Color

kitchen with green cabinets and wooden beams
Laura Moss

For the ultimate green kitchen, incorporate the color from floor to ceiling. Match your upper and base cabinets in a bright shade of apple green for a flashy statement. Blend hardwood elements and subway tile to break up the green color scheme without overwhelming.

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Choose a Gray-Green

kitchen with dark green cabinets and farmhouse sink
Werner Straube

Want a green kitchen, but worried you won't love it five years from now? Pick a subtle shade of green for a timeless approach to color. Find a shade that leans neutral, like gray, tan, white, or black with green undertones. In this modern kitchen, a row of dark green cabinets with a gray tint add muted color without competing for the spotlight.

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Rustic Charm

kitchen with brick walls and green cabinets
Nathan Schroder

If you have exposed brick in your kitchen, complement brown earth-tones with light green cabinetry. In this rustic kitchen, varying shades of brown appear on the brick, hardwood floors, open shelving, and island. Metal counter stools add modern contrast.

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Make It Midcentury

green cabinet kitchen with tan accents
Hector Sanchez

Midcentury modern design incorporates the past and present. Utilize clean lines and neutrals shades to craft a modern meets retro kitchen. Beige wall tiles create a soft backdrop to highlight butcher-block countertops and moss green cabinets. Open shelving continues the honey hue of the countertops and showcases favorite dishware.

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Green Farmhouse Kitchen

kitchen with green cabinets and dining table in center
Tria Giovan

Old homes come with plenty of character, but not everything lasts the test of time. If your rustic country kitchen feels outdated, add a fresh coat of paint. Cover up years of wear and tear on existing cabinetry with a vibrant green paint color and some new hardware.

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Showcase an Accent Wall

kitchen with blue tile wall and green cabinets
Lisa Romerein

Design a one-of-a-kind kitchen with printed wallpaper or patterned tile and colorful cabinets. Here, soft green cabinets frame a blue backsplash featuring a geomertric design. Add simple items like white dishes or clay pots for accents that don't distract from the pattern.

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Gold and Green Kitchen

sunny green and gold kitchen with glass backsplash
John Granen

Like leaves turning colors in early autumn, this kitchen combines greens, golds, and browns into a nature-inspired palette. A bright green finish makes the cabinets and island stand out against their brown counterparts. Painting the upper cabinets' beaded-board backs the same shade of green creates a dramatic spot for displaying white pottery. The variegated subway tile backsplash features earth tones that draw the cabinets, woodwork, and hardwood floor into a harmonious whole.

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Green Cottage Kitchen Island

green and white cottage comfort kitchen
Helen Norman

White cabinets with beaded-board door panels establish the cottage look of this light, bright kitchen. But the sea green island and subway tile backsplash give the room a more colorful personality. Plus, its painted beaded-board surface celebrates every curve of the white vintage-style barstools. A warmly stained hardwood floor and beige granite countertops add neutral strength to the pretty palette.

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Soft Green Kitchen Cabinets

soft green kitchen with white farmhouse island
Kim Cornelison

Simple and classic, this kitchen features soft green Shaker-style cabinets paired with honed black granite countertops and unobtrusive brass hardware. Accessorizing the green cabinets with browns and tans-from the focal-point mural and woven shades to the hardwood floor-adds an earthy personality. A white subway tile backsplash with dark groutlines adds the look of age.

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Green Kitchen Tile

white kitchen with green tiled backsplash
Werner Straube

This wraparound arrangement of white cabinets and open shelving gets its earthy personality from a tile backsplash in variegated greens. The all-wood island and hardwood floor complement the tiles' naturalistic tints and shades. Black granite countertops offer a strong presence that contrasts without detracting from the tile's artful feel.

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Seafoam-Green Kitchen

seafoam green kitchen with brick accent
Tria Giovan

As refreshing as a dip in the ocean, this kitchen pairs seafoam-green cabinets with a white floor and accessories for a simple cottage look. White dishes and serving pieces stand out against a matching painted-green beaded-board backdrop. Stainless-steel appliances add a subtle gleam, while a red brick backsplash provides both color and texture. To perfect your cottage kitchen, keep in mind that cottage style embraces pastels, so add pale yellow and blue accessories at will.

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Farmhouse Green Kitchen

rustic farmhouse green kitchen
Alise O'Brien

Mixed cabinetry finishes, rustic ceiling beams, and a furniture-style island give this earthy kitchen a farmhouse quality that belies its real age (circa 1990s). Mossy greens and browns-inspired by a wooded rural setting-give the cabinets a distressed look, as if layers of paint had been applied over time. The sink base wears a rich brown wood finish, as do the maple countertops. An apron-front soapstone sink adds to the classic farmhouse flavor.

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