ISSUE 96  |  The Urban Kitchen

Palette & Paints: 9 Kitchen Floors Gone Green

October 31, 2013 9:00 AM

BY Julie Carlson

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Earlier this week, we visited Esprit founder Susie Tompkins Buell at her SF flat (see A Home at the Top of the World, San Francisco Edition); when we asked her about her affinity for the color green, she said, “My mother loved nature and said, ‘Never put anything on the floor that’s a color not found in nature.” Inspired by these words of wisdom, we went in search of kitchens reflecting the “colors found in nature” philosophy. Here are nine spaces with hard-wearing green floors in materials ranging from marmoleum to painted wood to industrial rubber.

Above: Anissa Helou’s kitchen in London features a wood floor stained green; photo by Celia Topping via Design Sponge.

Above: A kitchen in Denmark with a durable green Marmoleum floor, a linseed-oil-based natural product from Sweden; photo by Pernille Kaalund for Bolig Magasinet.

Above: A wood floor painted green in a Scandinavian home via Stadshem.

Above: A New England open-plan kitchen and dining area with green painted floors; photo by Bob O’Connor for Boston Magazine.

Above: An emerald green rubber floor via Scandinavian Deko  (for sourcing information, see Kitchen: Rubber Flooring).

Above: The Cafe Dyrehaven in Copenhagen, via Kitka.

Above: A dramatic color palette in Sweden; photo via Lagenhet.

Above: A Scandinavian kitchen with green painted floor, via Stadshem.

Above: A kitchen floor painted deep green; via Objekt Fastighets Byran.