There’s no doubt about it, green kitchens are having a moment right now. In fact, they’re everywhere on Instagram, and we can see why. Not only does the color come in shades that can be bold and vibrant, but they can also be found in soft and subtle hues. Plus, green looks great in any size space and can be done to fit with any style of space from modern to boho to rustic to farmhouse.
We rounded up 50 green kitchen design ideas below. They range from emerald green cabinets, to bold green wallpapers, to mint-toned tiles to sage green islands and more. So no matter if you’re into DIYing and want to add some green elements to your kitchen yourself or if you’re looking for inspiration to do kitchen remodel in your home, there’s a design for everyone. Some of the ideas may be combos you never even thought about before.
Check out the 50 green kitchens below to see which one is right for your home. Trust us, you can’t go wrong. There’s a perfect green for everybody.
50 Green Kitchen Ideas
1. Paint your ceilings green
If you want to add some green to your kitchen, but don’t feel like painting your cabinets, you don’t have to. You can add a pop of green by painting your ceiling instead! It’ll makeover your room in a big way.
2. Go with a whimsical green look
Pull off an enchanting look in your home by choosing a dark grayish sage for all of your cabinets. Make sure you go with matte paint so it won’t be shiny. Once it’s dry, complete the look by adding beautiful butterfly, bronze hardware.
3. Use green to color block your island bar
A touch of green paint can go a long way when you use it on your island bar. Just paint the sides of your island bar your favorite shade of green or paint the underside where you place your bar stools. It’s an easy way to incorporate the color green into your kitchen.
4. Install different shades of green tiled backsplash
If you can’t make up your mind when it comes to what green you want to use, use them both! Creating a backsplash where you have sections of light and dark greens makes your kitchen more interesting. It also brings brightness to your room.
5. Put in emerald green lower cabinets
Having different colored upper and lower cabinets are all the rage. Take this trend one step by picking emerald green lower cabinets instead of black or white ones. The color will look great in any style of home.
6. Go with dark green drawers and light green cabinets
The idea of having two different colors on your cabinets may seem strange, but trust us, it works. The trick is choosing two shades within the same color family. Start by picking out a green you love, then get it in a shade that is 2-3 times lighter or darker.
7. Pick an olive green
Using olive green is great because it’s a more natural shade of green and not super vibrant. It especially looks great when you have your pantry and cabinets painted that hue and have a marble countertop and backsplash. It’d also look amazing with a concrete countertop.
8. Include green chairs
Paint isn’t the only way you can include green in your kitchen. If you are looking for a quick way that isn’t messy, add green chairs around your table or at your island. You can buy new ones or DIY them yourself with fabric you find.
9. Put up green forest wallpaper
Chances are you’ve seen wallpaper accent walls in bedrooms, but what about doing one in your kitchen? A forest pattern wallpaper will transform your kitchen before your eyes. Plus, thanks to stick and peel wallpapers, you can even do it in your apartment or rental.
10. Pick a light, pastel green
Not all greens are dark. In fact, pastel greens, like this one, can make your kitchen look bigger and brighter. It’s a subtle way to get in on this trend.
11. Go with a deep and moody green
Don’t worry, having deep and moody kitchen cabinets doesn’t mean your kitchen will be dark. If you go this route, include things like silver appliances, silver hardware, light-colored countertops and light-colored floors. Doing so will balance everything out and let you get away with that shade of green.
12. Use a high gloss green
One way to change up your kitchen is with high gloss green paint. It’ll add a beautiful shine to your cabinets that is super modern. We love how it looks in this pistachio color.
13. Pick soft green shades
If you are more into country kitchens, you’ll love how soft greens look in your kitchen. Choosing a soft mint shade for your cabinets and then a soft yellowish-green for your walls will create a sweet and cozy feel. It’s not for everyone, but it’s so pretty!
14. Add live greenery—and lots of it
Calling all plant lovers, now is your time to go crazy with greenery in your kitchen. Adding houseplants to your countertops and shelves is the perfect way for you to hop on this color trend. You can even add in a section of green herbs you can use for cooking!
15. Paint the inside of a cabinet
Channel your DIY skills and paint the back of one of your tall cabinets a teal green and leave its shelves its natural color. You can then decorate it with things like white dishes and jars, clear storage containers, wine glasses and anything else you’d like. It’ll be a beautiful way to include some color in your space.
16. Stain your cabinets clover green
If you love how stained wood looks, consider using a green stain on your kitchen cabinets. Pick a bright shade of green if you want to really see the wood grains. Once you’re done, you’ll be obsessed with how it looks.
17. Show off your green-colored dishes
If you have a cabinet with glass doors or some floating shelves in your kitchen, fill them with green dishes! It’s not only a cute way to decorate, but you can use them every day to eat with too. Just make sure you stack them up in a stylish way so they don’t appear messy.
18. Pick a lime green paint
If the thought of lime green paint scares you, it shouldn’t. Using it to create a focal wall between your upper cabinets and countertop can look really stylish. The best way to pull it off is with white cabinets because it’ll tone down the boldness of the color.
19. Paint your kitchen table green
A fun way to include a touch of green in your kitchen is with furniture accents. A vibrant table, like this one, will have everyone who sees it green with envy. Adding ghost chairs around it will help its hue pop even more!
20. Create a minty fresh vibe
Going with a mint-colored kitchen island and tall mint-colored cabinets is another way you can have a gorgeous green kitchen. Accents of bronze paired and uber-chic lighting will keep the mint color looking modern as opposed to retro. By the time you’re finished, your kitchen will be dream-like.
21. Include a green sink
Forget about adding green paint and add a green sink instead! A deep forest green sink, like this one, will look extra glam paired with a gold faucet. Choosing to install a colorful sink is a fun way to include a touch of green in your kitchen.
22. All green everything
When you decide to make everything in your kitchen one color, like green, there’s a right and wrong way to do it. The right way is by incorporating different shades of greens and different textures throughout your space so it doesn’t consume the room. Making sure to include a few natural elements, like wood stools also help create balance.
23. Add a green herringbone pattern
Raise your hand if you’re a fan of herringbone-themed backsplashes! You can go the extra mile and really highlight the pattern by alternating leaf green and white tiles in your herringbone design. It’ll be a bold choice that’ll pay off design-wise.
24. Paint your floor
If you’re dying to change up a dated kitchen floor, think about painting it green! To give it a more custom look, use a stencil to paint a white pattern over it.
25. Embrace multi-colored pattern backsplash
Quirky, pattern backsplashes are a good way to add some character to your kitchen. Ones that have a few shades of green can brighten up your space in no time at all. You can even find a stick and peel backsplash if you are trying to makeover your space on a budget or live in an apartment.
26. Choose a green that’s almost black
When people think of green, they often forget how many shades it comes in. Choosing a really dark green that’s almost black can help you stay on trend if you’re nervous about committing to a bold green shade. This hue on the other hand will give your kitchen a more industrial vibe and add a bit of edginess to it.
27. Mix green with warmer tones
One way to create a sophisticated feeling kitchen is with color. Choosing to use a bold Sacramento green for your cabinets and then a rich brown marble backsplash will be incredibly elegant. To up the design even more, install a modern gold chandelier and place maroon velvet chairs around your kitchen table.
28. Pair pink accents with deep green walls
If you want to create a more feminine space in your kitchen, choose a green that has a gray undertone. Then accessorize your space with dusty rose-colored pieces, like bar stools. The two colors work really well with one another.
29. Cover an awkward wall with tile
Just because tile is usually just used as a backsplash between the countertop and the bottom of your upper cabinets doesn’t mean that’s all it’s good for. Try creating an accent tile wall by running the tile up your entire wall. If you have a wall that has an awkward shape, like a point, it’ll bring beauty to it. You can use green subway tiles for this, or tiles with an interesting pattern.
30. Go vintage
If you love how farmhouse kitchens look, then a vintage green island is for you. You can DIY your own by first painting a layer of green on your island. Then, once it’s dry, use sandpaper to rub-down the island’s edges. To give it an even more aged appearance, apply a wash of watered-down paint that is a tab bit darker than your original shade.
31. Pair your bold cabinets with starburst tile
To bring your green kitchen to the next level, choose a really fun floor tile. Using one with a large starburst print, like this one, will complement the color. Plus, it’ll draw your eye to the entire room instead of just your cabinets.
32. Go the tropical route
To achieve a tropical vibe in your kitchen, use a tea green color to paint your cabinets. Then, find a wallpaper that has banana leaves on it. One that has green leaves and a soft pink background will look amazing with your light green cabinets.
33. Choose a cascade green paint
A soft color, like cascade green, offers a sense of balance to the natural wood countertops throughout the room and cream walls. It also goes nicely with gold accents. To boost its elegant factor even more, find faux fur bar stools.
34. Channel shades of seagrass
A light green paint, such as seagrass, is great for people who want to be part of this kitchen color trend, but aren’t into dark shades. It’s a very airy hue that looks great in big or small spaces. If you want a more modern look, make sure you use matte finished paint.
35. Use mint porcelain tile
One way to get a green kitchen is with mint porcelain tile. Choose one that is a large hexagon shape and has a sunburst pattern. It’ll give your kitchen a fresh and contemporary look.
36. DIY a textured green wall
To achieve a textured green wall, first, paint your wall a base green coat. Once it’s dry, use a sponge, (not one that you wash dishes with, but a natural sponge) to add some texture. To do so, just dip it in water so it’s damp, then dip it into another shade of green and lightly tap it against the wall so it’s layered over your base color.
37. Combine green and gold
Want a glam kitchen? Then you need a jade kitchen island that has gold trim. To elevate the chicness, add in a few floral bar chairs.
38. Build custom green glazed lava countertops
Instead of having plain countertops, give them some color using glazed lava. You can have it custom done in any shade of green you like. Besides looking cool, the material is perfect for kitchens because they can withstand very high temperatures and acids.
40. Add a green fridge
Sometimes swapping out one thing for another is all the change you need. Deciding to trade out your typical silver or white fridge for a mint green one, is a simple way you can transform your kitchen. It’ll give your space a retro look that you’ll love.
41. Put up a leafy wallpaper
To get a boho vibe in your kitchen, find some wallpaper that has vines on it. It’ll be whimsical and bring a new life to your room. You can even match your chairs to the green in the wallpaper to pull your design together.
42. Go with yellow-green shades of paint
Use complementary tones of yellow-green to paint your cabinets. It’ll keep your space from looking flat and give it a more artsy feel. If you have a window above your sink, you can even switch it out for stain glass to really bring your design over the top.
43. Use retro mint backsplash
A fan-design tile is beyond dreamy in kitchens. It’ll give your room a fashionable and luxurious appearance. If you have sleek mint-painted cabinets to match it, everyone who sees it will be extra obsessed.
44. Combine mint and forest green
It might never cross your mind to combine mint and forest green when you’re designing your kitchen, but the combo actually works together! The contrast of shades adds dimension and interest so your space will never look boring. The trick is to use glasses, wall art and other kitchen décor item to help tie the shades together even more.
45. Embrace floor-to-ceiling tile
Bye-bye painted walls! Installing a subway tile in a sage green that goes all the way up to your wall from your floor to your ceiling is one way you can make a statement in your kitchen. Make sure you also paint your cabinets the same shade so your design flows together.
46. Go crazy with muted green
A muted green kitchen is super welcoming. It looks particularly great if you’re going for a country-style kitchen. It’s a shade that goes with pretty much anything.
47. Incorporate mint green kitchen accessories
Switch out your black or silver coffee maker and toaster for more colorful ones, more specifically mint green ones. Having them lined up on your countertop will look so stylish. It’s a simple way to change the look of your space.
48. Paint your uppers and lowers green
Go all out…with green paint! Instead of just painting your upper or lowers, paint them both. Doing so will make your kitchen appear more uniform.
49. Use green marble
Makeover your kitchen with unique backsplash and countertops. Installing green stone slabs like these, will make your space look magazine-worthy. We’re obsessed with their pattern!
50. Mix green with gold hardware
To give your green cabinets a modern look, accent them with metallic accents. Adding silver or gold bar pulls will pop against the green. Plus, it’ll make your kitchen look chic.