When we renovated our kitchen a few years ago, I remember thinking that I was making a bold move by painting some of our cabinets emerald green. I knew I wanted to bring in color but everything that I considered in the blue family felt too safe to me. So I took the plunge, committing to Deep Jungle (Benjamin Moore) and suddenly green kitchens (in all shades) seemed to start popping up everywhere I looked.
I’m fully on board for the return of color to the kitchen. And obviously, I’m partial to green because it works well with so many other elements (bright white, grays, wood textures, marble, blue and white pieces, brass accents, etc.). Whether you’re considering bringing color into your kitchen on the cabinets, doors, island or walls, you may want to consider one of these five shades.
EMERALD. Classically green. (Image via Better Homes & Gardens.)
COLORS TO TRY: Deep Jungle (Benjamin Moore), Lucky Green (Sherwin-Williams), Grasslands (Behr), Deep Green (Benjamin Moore)
PAIRS WELL WITH: Bright white, brass accents, golden wood tones and blue and white.
MINT. This light shade can easily go retro, depending on how you style it. I like how this kitchen keeps it more classic with casual barstools and brass pendants. (Image via Taylor Anne Interiors.)
COLORS TO TRY: Fresh Mint (Benjamin Moore), Mint Condition (Sherwin-Williams), A Mint Whisper (Valspar)
PAIRS WELL WITH: Navy and white, brass hardware and lighting, white tile, warm wood tones, black accents.
FOREST/DARK GREEN. Deep and moody. Paired with lots of natural textures and bright white, it feels modern instead of 1980s. (Image via Studio McGee.)
COLORS TO TRY: Hunt Club (Sherwin-Williams), Deep Forest Pine (Glidden), Hunter Green (Benjamin Moore), Dark Everglade (Behr Paint)
PAIRS WELL WITH: Natural textures, light wood tones, white accents, leather furniture, chrome hardware.
JADE. A blueish-green that can go very traditional but work just as well in a farmhouse style, depending on the finishes and accessories. (Image via Jaclyn Peters Design.)
COLORS TO TRY: Ionian (Sherwin-Williams), Geddy Verdigris (Benjamin Moore), Dark Jade (Behr Paint)
PAIRS WELL WITH: Matte black accents, natural wood tones, woven/rattan furniture, oriental rugs, white tile.
DARK SAGE. The darker end of this shade is traditional but with a modern twist, especially when paired with graphic black and white. (Image via The Makerista.)
COLORS TO TRY: Sage Green (Behr Paint), Sage Stem (Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines), Rocky River (Sherwin-Williams), Lush Sage (Valspar)
PAIRS WELL WITH: Black and white, warm wood tones, marble accents, black lacquer finishes.