We’re undeniably in the era of the Pinterest-approved blue kitchen: We spotlighted the trend last year in
The Cult of the Blue Kitchen, and we’re still fielding new blue spaces in our in-boxes on a weekly basis. (Looking to join the trend? Try Architects’ 12 Favorite Blue Paints for Kitchen Cabinets.)
All the while, the dark green kitchen has been quietly simmering in the background. We think it has staying power: Darkest green functions like a neutral—it’s a black for people who don’t want black—and, in its favor, it hasn’t gained the cult status of blue. What’s more, the kitchens we’ve rounded up here are all at least a few years old, but we still see them with fresh eyes. Here are 10 favorite kitchens with darkest versions of olive, forest, and midnight green.
Above: In a 2016 pop-up apartment designed by Gothenburg design shop Artilleriet, the kitchen featured mismatched dining chairs, Lampe Gras lights, and a cohesive backdrop of dark green. See the rest of the space in Master Mix: A Shoppable Apartment in Gothenburg, Sweden. Photograph by Johanna Bradford, courtesy of Artilleriet. Above: A dark green kitchen in London with cabinets from the Real Shaker Kitchen line from UK cabinetmaker deVol. See more Shaker-style cabinets in Remodeling 101: Shaker-Style Kitchen Cabinets. Photograph courtesy of deVol. Above: A dark green island from Plain English’s traditional Spitalfields line. See more on the Plain English page in our Architect/Designer Directory. Photograph courtesy of Plain English. Above: A dark green kitchen from Plain English’s contemporary Osea line. Photograph courtesy of Plain English. Above: Tucked inside a circa 1890 farmhouse in Shropshire, England, this Plain English kitchen has walls, cabinetry, and doors painted in the same color: the brand’s own Army Camp Green. See the rest in Kitchen of the Week: A Historic Kitchen in Shropshire, Recast in Monochrome Green. Photograph courtesy of Plain English. Above: In this kitchen in a Victorian house in North London, cabinets from Plain English’s Spitalfields line are also painted in Army Camp Green. See the rest in Kitchen of the Week: A Subtly Splendid Kitchen in North London. Photograph courtesy of Plain English. Above: From Norfolk, England, brand Naked Kitchens, this dark green kitchen from the Ladbroke line has marble and walnut countertops with a bronze backsplash. Photograph courtesy of Naked Kitchens. Above: The Dinesen Kitchen series is a collaboration between the venerable Danish flooring makers and kitchen designers Garde Hvalsøe. This one, in Dinesen’s Copenhagen showroom, has walls painted in a deep, mossy green. See the rest in Kitchen of the Week: The Dinesen Wood Kitchen. Photograph courtesy of Dinesen. Above: In a Brooklyn townhouse gutted and remodeled by architect Elizabeth Roberts for a young family, the kitchen is the star. Countertops are Calacatta Gold marble and cabinets are color-matched to a Waterworks hue called Wellie. See more in An Unfussy Brooklyn Townhouse Remodel from Architect Elizabeth Roberts. Photograph by Dustin Aksland, courtesy of Elizabeth Roberts. Above: For the kitchen cabinetry in the Los Feliz home of Commune cofounder Ramin Shamshiri, the designer and his sister Pamela mixed 17 paint samples from Fine Paints of Europe to match the depth of a green door the pair spotted in the Netherlands. See more in Steal This Look: An Exotic Tiled Kitchen by LA Design Firm Commune. Photograph by Matthew Williams for Remodelista.
Designing a kitchen? Start with our
Remodeling 101: Kitchens guide to Dishwashers, Sinks & Faucets, and Cabinets & Hardware. For more green accents from each of our sites, see: