18 Green Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Green is definitely having a moment right now. From hunter to olive, green is gaining popularity in every room in the house—but we can’t get enough of it in the kitchen. A color that embodies renewal, rejuvenation, and energy, green is more than a passing trend. While it lends a modern feel to the kitchen, it can also feel equally traditional and classic.

If you’re tired of the white kitchen trend, here are 18 kitchen ideas to inspire you to go green.

01of 18 Green and Black Mable
Light mint green kitchen cabinets
Instagram / cecy_j_interiors

This stunning kitchen design from cecy_j_interiors features a mixed-material design with classic black marble, deep wood and muted grey-green cabinetry that all play tremendously well together.

This shade of green a bit understated and is a great choice if you want to create a more traditional green kitchen look that won’t feel dated in a few years.

02of 18 A Pop of Aqua
Aqua colored kitchen
Stoffer Photography Interiors

The rich, bold hue of these cabinets seen in this kitchen from emberbrune is a great choice if you want to go big with colour. Jewel tones feel saturated and glam and work wonderfully in this kitchen. Opt for white or wood countertops to keep the kitchen chic and classic.

03of 18 Pair With Bold Backsplash
Green cabinets with decorative backsplash
Instagram / meridiandesignconstruction

In some ways, green is one of those “go big or go home” colours. Even in the most subtle shade, green simply stands out (in a great way) so why not take the look to the next level with a bold geometric backsplash tile, like this one from meridiandesignconstruction?

Want something a little more toned down? A green backsplash is also a great way to get that green kitchen look without painting your cabinets.

04of 18 Keep It Open
Green kitchen with open shelving
Instagram / bridgetmarie24

The shamrock-inspired shade of green in this kitchen from bridgetmarie24 is bright and takes centre stage—but because it’s only on the bottom cabinets, it doesn’t overwhelm. Opting for open kitchen shelving is a great way to tone down such a lively colour.

05of 18 Green and Black Cabinets
Green and black kitchen
Instagram / tfiinc

This beautiful kitchen from tfiinc features the best of both worlds, with a green island and black built-in cabinets. Two-toned cabinets are a great way to add dimension to your kitchen, and the contrast between the minty green and the moody black cabinets creates a world of visual interest.

06of 18 Add Wallpaper
Green kitchen with black and white wallpaper
Instagram / fromgrittopearl

We cannot get enough of this cheery kitchen from fromgrittopearl. Not only does it feature a happy emerald shade of green on the cabinets, but the black-and-white wallpaper provides a wonderful contrast and acts as a focal point in the kitchen.

By keeping the countertops and backsplash simple and neutral, the rest of the kitchen can really shine.

07of 18 Olive Green Cabinets
Oilve green cabinets with runner
Instagram / jeanstofferdesign

These earthy olive green cabinets from jeanstofferdesign offer a sophisticated look and feel with a modern twist. We love how well this rich colour works with the burnt orange vintage rug and the natural wood island.

08of 18 Layer Shades of Green
Green cabinetry with light green walls
Instagram / devolkitchens

When done correctly, you can easily experiment with different tints of green throughout your kitchen. This space from devolkitchens features darker green cabinets paired with a grassier shade of green on the walls. When mixing shades of green, opt for greens with similar undertones so they don’t clash.

09of 18 Vintage Inspired
Antique kitchen with light green paint
Instagram / ashleybeseda_

While we tend to think of green as a trendy, modern hue, this kitchen from ashleybeseda_ proves it can work in nearly any kitchen. This kitchen is a bit more rustic and vintage-inspired than some of the others on our list, but the muted green cabinets give it that perfect pop of colour against the otherwise neutral space.

10of 18 Mix Green and Wood Tones
Green kitchen with wooden island
 Instagram / girlandgrey

This modern kitchen from girlandgrey features a mix of deep hunter green and natural wood elements to give it a mid-century modern look and feel. Between the muted hunter green cabinet colour and the gold starburst overhead lighting, we can’t decide what we love most about this space.

11of 18 Paint Existing Cabinets
Medium green kitchen
Instagram / hannanakano

Going green doesn’t have to mean a whole kitchen renovation. This space from hannanakano utilized existing cabinets and a can of bold green paint to transform the space. Work with the undertones in your backsplash and countertops to find a green hue that plays well with your existing kitchen.

12of 18 Green and Brass
Green kitchen with bar stools
West of Main

Green and gold is a colour combo that works incredibly well together. This green kitchen from West of Main features gold and brass accents throughout the space to elevate the look and give it a regal, upscale feel.

13of 18 Opt for Glass Cabinetry
Green kitchen with clear glass cabinets
Instagram / lightanddwell

Worried that green will overwhelm your kitchen, but not into the open shelving look? This space from lightanddwell features glass doors on the upper cabinets that keep the kitchen feeling open and airy while still giving it that pop of green colour.

14of 18 Dramatic Green Kitchen
Green kitchen with brick wall
lesinge_julien_el_julian / Instagram

The green in this kitchen from lesinge_julien_el_julian is rich and moody, and perfect for anyone who wants to make a statement with their kitchen decor. The use of brass accents throughout the space gives it a high-end look that feels both modern and traditional.

15of 18 Add Texture
Muted green kitchen with cabinet texture

This pistachio green kitchen from inredningstil is definitely eye-catching. While the green is a somewhat muted shade, the geometric texture on the cabinets lends even more visual interest to the space.

16of 18 Green and Light Wood
Wooden and green kitchen
Instagram / brightcassandra

Unfinished wood gives off a minimalist look and feel, but pair it with a bit of colour (like in this kitchen from brightcassandra) and it feels modern and edgy. A wood this light plays well with nearly any shade of green, but we like it best when paired with darker shades for added contrast.

17of 18 Barely-There Green
Kitchen with copper sink
Instagram / knelsonarchitects

The pastel green in this kitchen from knelsonarchitects is subtle enough that in certain lights it could even look white, but look closely and you’ll see the slight hints of green come through. We love this idea for anyone who wants to add a bit of colour to their kitchen but doesn’t want to over saturate the room with pigment.

18of 18 Fake the Look
Green pantry in a kitchen
Instagram / fadedcharm_livin

If a green kitchen appeals to you, but you’re not ready to paint all of your cabinets just yet, this space from fadedcharm_livin is a perfect inspiration. This green pantry is perfect for adding a pop of colour to any kitchen without committing to a full renovation.

While green may be having a moment right now in home decor, it’s more versatile than you might expect. The colour plays well in kitchens in a wide range of styles, whether you’re aiming for a modern look or something more classic.

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