Kitchen Colour Focus – Green
From forest green to subtle sage, the ever-growing green trend has stolen the show over the past couple of years. Influenced by sustainability and the increasing popularity of bringing the outdoors in, green kitchens can be seen everywhere, from social media platforms to home interior magazines and industry trade shows. Combining warm yet tranquil undertones, a green colour scheme offers you the opportunity to introduce a subtle sense of vibrancy to your kitchen. This elegant and versatile colour trend is sure to stand the test of time, and so we’re going to talk you through how to make it work for you and your home.
Designing With Dark Green
When working with such a bold colour, you can choose to create something more vibrant and airy or embrace the dramatic and moody atmosphere a darker scheme will create. Dark green tones work beautifully in modern and traditional style interiors alike. Here are some tips to help you achieve your desired look…
Maximising natural light is the crucial first step to bringing a bright and inviting feel to your green kitchen. Consider adding a skylight or replacing your windows with larger frames. If you love the luxurious and sophisticated style a dark forest green has to offer, but prefer a more subtle look, a clever two-tone colour scheme could be an ideal solution. Pair this with stylish grey or white marble worktops to emphasise the stunning colour and establish a welcoming yet chic atmosphere.
Combining a deeply saturated green cabinet finish with beautiful natural wood worktops and flooring will create a more cosy, traditional interior. Adding wood textures and charming antique brass fixtures to a neutral base is a great way to introduce a warm and homely feel to your kitchen.
Alternatively, if you’re looking to make a bold statement and go all out with a stylish and sophisticated interior, a dark green hue makes an excellent choice. Chic black worktops and accessories, and lavishly patterned natural materials envelop the kitchen below in a moody Nordic ambience. Sleek handleless cabinetry achieves an edgy, on-trend quality.
The dark and dramatic look isn’t restricted to modern kitchen styles. Set against a sumptuous backdrop of dark, painted ceilings and rich wood flooring, a dark green traditional kitchen with touches of gold offers something altogether more opulent and enveloping.
A Subtle Choice…
A lighter and earthier sage green makes a subtle and radiant choice. There are a number of ways to incorporate sage green in your kitchen to reflect your individual style.
Wood accents complement the natural qualities of a sage green colour really well. Wood can be introduced to your design through flooring, worktops, shelves and freestanding furniture. Adding wood to a soft green palette alongside elegant black accessories and simple styling will evoke a bright and inviting Scandinavian vibe.
You can achieve a similar effect with a handleless or contemporary kitchen. The more pared-back your design, the more cool and sophisticated your interior will look.
Opting for a brighter theme with metallic details such as bar stools, handles, lighting, or accessories establishes a glamorous modern luxe look.
Feature walls always offer a simple yet effective way to add an understated accent of colour to your kitchen space. You can achieve this effect by either painting a feature wall or tiling a splashback. A warmer green with yellow undertones will give your kitchen a wonderful, cosy feel. However, if you want to create a cool and invigorating space, a blue-toned green is a great option.
Green is such a versatile and beautiful colour. There are hundreds of ways it could work for your space. Hopefully, our guide has given you a good idea of where to start when adding green to your kitchen! However, if you could use some more expert tips and advice, please give us a call on 02033 880 617 or email [email protected]. One of our designers will happily talk through your ideas and help you find even more ways to incorporate this trending colour into your home.