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29 Gorgeous Ideas for Green Kitchen Cabinets

Contrary to popular belief, it’s easy being green.

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Stephen Kent Johnson

It’s no secret that green has been trending in a major way lately. Not only does the leafy shade conjure the sensation of being outdoors after two years cooped up at home, it also is a versatile (and welcome) alternative to traditional colors like white and gray. Don’t believe us? Paint color juggernauts Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams named tints of green as their top hues for 2022.

Interior designers have gone particularly wild for green kitchen cabinets—and it’s easy to see why, given the freshness the color evokes. Green is also mercifully easy to match with your existing finishes and fixtures, and a verdant coat on your cabinets is a surefire way to create a look that’s both trend-forward and classic. To kickstart some kitchen design inspiration, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite green kitchen cabinetry looks, from the softest of celeries to look-at-me emerald lacquer.

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1 Green Lacquer Cabinets
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Cerruti & Draime

ELLE DECOR A-List designer Fabrizio Casiraghi doused this Paris apartment in a layer of glossy green lacquer. Follow suit by coating your kitchen cabinets in a high-shine finish.

2 Classic Green Cabinets
paris apartment by lorenzo castillo
Ricardo Labougle

What makes this elegant Paris apartment extra striking? The green kitchen cabinets, of course! Designer Lorenzo Castillo painted the surfaces in Farrow & Ball’s Studio Green and papered the walls in a complementary covering of his own design. A sky-blue ceiling lends the look an alfresco feel.

3 Earthy Green Cabinets
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Stephen Kent Johnson

Brother-sister design duo Ramin and Pamela Shamshiri chose Farrow & Ball’s earthy Dyrehaven green for this laid-back kitchen in Southern California. White shiplap walls and pale timber floors keep the look organic and effortless.

4 Acid Green Cabinets
Roger Davies

A shocking shade of poison ivy green has been making the rounds lately, and we love this take on the trend, courtesy of David Netto. He tempered the lime cabinets above with stainless steel and blue-gray cabinets below.

5 Barely-There Green Cabinets
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Ryann Ford

Pale jade green cabinetry accentuates the airy feel of this effortless Texas bungalow designed by architect Paul Lamb. Bonus: the tint echoes a subtle green palette that can be found throughout the home, including the tile that clads the exterior.

6 Blue-Green Kitchen Cabinets
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Isabel Parra

If acid green isn’t quite your style, consider a deeper, moodier shade, like this deep green in the Hudson, New York, home belonging to the founders of Perifio.

7 Celery Green Cabinets
Kelly Marshall

Fashion designer Chris Benz coated his kitchen in the palest of greens, a move that feels fresh and timeless. Here and in the rest of the house, he opted for Farrow & Ball’s Teresa’s Green.

8 Green and Gold Storage
green lacquered cube hold appliances next to an island in pink marble
Ye Rin Mok

If you’re not ready to commit, paint a single zone of your kitchen in green. We love this scheme from Los Angeles firm LAUN. Instead of sticking with a single material, the firm specified stone and brass alongside the sleek lacquered storage volume.

9 Layers of Green
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Douglas Friedman

In Martyn Lawrence Bullard's glamorous West Hollywood kitchen, varied shades of green add visual interest to everything from the cabinetry to the custom stools and Moroccan tile from Zellij Gallery.

10 Sage Green Cabinets
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Michael Partenio

An elegant, understated shade of green boosts this Connecticut kitchen’s style factor. Design by Rachel Reider Interiors.

11 Mint Green Cabinets
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In this kitchen by Maureen Stevens Design, mint green cabinets create an attractive contrast to the brass hardware and Moroccan handmade tiles.

12 Soft Lime Green Island
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Benjamin Moore

A soft green island, thanks to Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace, offers a sense of balance to the pops of crisp white in this kitchen design scheme.

13 Olive Green Cabinets
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David W. Gilbert

A windowless kitchen designed by Blythe Home benefits from deep olive green cabinetry.

14 Deep Olive Cabinets
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Andrea Cipriani Mecchi

Michele Plachter Design experimented with rich olive green cabinetry in this sophisticated kitchen featuring gold accents and mirrored subway tile.

15 Bold Green Cabinets
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Chaunte Vaughn

In this Brazilian-inspired kitchen owned by the Bucket List family, bright green touches, including cabinetry and a patterned rug, serve as focal points.

16 Mallard Green Cabinets
Douglas Friedman

In Steven Gambrel's Chicago apartment, the sink fittings in the butler’s pantry are by Kallista, the counter is in Indigo Green marble, and the antique mirror is from Olde Good Things; the cabinetry was painted in a custom high-gloss lacquer matched to Pantone’s Mallard Green.

17 Pistachio Cabinets
Jared Kuzia Photography

In a kitchen from Haver & Skolnick Architects, Shaker-style cabinets in a mellow pistachio tone provide a cool complement to red vaulted walls.

18 Seaweed Stain
Robert Benson Photography

In this farmhouse kitchen by Haver & Skolnick Architects, traditional paneled cabinets are washed with a slightly transparent rich sea green.

19 Shades of Citron Shelves
Roger Davies

Girlboss founder Sophia Amoruso opted for citron open-shelving and cabinetry, plus melamine stools in shades of mint, jade, and gray green.

20 Seagrass Cabinets
Jamie Salomon

Seagrass toned cabinets in a barnwood double-height kitchen by Kristina Crestin Design.

21 Olive Green Cabinets
Björn Wallander

In this earthy Greek island home, the kitchen's doors, window frames and custom cabinetry are all splashed with a custom green color that is reflected in accent pieces throughout the home. The kitchen countertops are poured concrete.

22 Two-Toned Green
William Abranowicz

In a Malibu beach house belonging to designers Nathan Turner and Eric Hughes, the light green floor (painted in Farrow & Ball's Arsenic) provides just enough contrast to the dark, glossy green cabinetry by SieMatic.

23 Fresh Mint Cabinets
Thomas Loof

In a dreamy Southampton home designed by Celerie Kemble, the kitchen is styled with an appetizing and refreshing shade of mint green.

24 Clover Green Cabinets
Eric Piasecki

In a colorful, contemporary Houston home designed by J. Randall Powers, the kitchen's lower custom cabinets are painted green in a strié effect.

25 Juniper Green Cabinets
William Abranowicz

Cameron Diaz's Manhattan home, designed by Kelly Wearstler, features a show-stopping green and brass kitchen. The backsplash, counters and sink fittings are all unlacquered brass while then brass-trimmed cabinetry is lacquered in a custom color. The wood floors were treated with an ebony stain and then cerused.

26 Grassy Green Cabinets
Simon Upton

This kitchen in a Manhattan apartment is swathed in Benjamin Moore's Courtyard Green, which covers the cabinets, walls and table.

27 Sapling Green Cabinets
William Waldron

Punctuated by a glossy wooden countertop, a refreshing shade of green lends quiet charm to glass-fronted cabinets, accentuating the glassware and fine china displayed inside.

28 Lime Green Cabinets
William Waldron

It may seem like an unusual choice for a kitchen, but the Benjamin Moore’s Bright Lime hue used in this cheery kitchen brightens and energizes upon first glance. Red accents pop against the green for a palette evocative of apple trees on a sunny summer day.

29 Pastel Green Cabinets
Stephen Kent Johnson

Amanda Seyfried's cozy home in the Catskills, designed by Brooklyn-based firm General Assembly, is full of subtle, gentle color. The kitchen is defined by a geometric green backsplash and pale green cabinetry.

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