Cooking With Color

Cooking With Color

We tend to associate green with nature, renewal and youthfulness, making it a great colour option for a kitchen. Vibrant, crisp greens like leafy or lime green provide a kitchen a fun, lively, modern vibe. Or include some yellow to a pale green, and you have a terrific neutral carrot colour that may add a little zing to a conventional kitchen. Obviously green has a negative side too, as it also signifies jealousy, illness and toxicity. But stick to greens seen in nature, particularly the colour of foods you want to eat, and you can’t fail with this new hue in your kitchen.

Jennifer Ott Design

When choosing a green to your kitchen, go for one which reminds you of a popular green food. An appetizing hue on your kitchen will make cooking and eating a more pleasing experience. Here are a few of my favorites.

Green paint selections for kitchens (clockwise from top left):

1. Pale Green Tea 080-1, from Mythic Paint
2. Fernwood Green 2145-40, from Benjamin Moore
3. Green Chantilly 17-3, from Pratt & Lambert
4. Romaine SW6730, from Sherwin-Williams
5. Ivy Vine 207-5, from Pittsburgh Paints
6. Fresh Guacamole, GLG23 from Glidden
7. Grass, from Serena & Lily
8. Alligator Alley KM3390-2, from Kelly-Moore

Studio26 homes

This kitchen exemplifies my favorite colour advice: Use bold colour in ways which are relatively affordable and easy to change out, like via ceiling and wall paint.

Arizona Designs Kitchens and Bathrooms

I am a huge fan of timber floors, wood-paneled ceilings and butcher block countertops, but if you add unpainted wood cabinetry into the mixture, it could be too much of a good thing. Painting these cabinets a mellow guacamole green along with a rich cranberry red avoids wood-tone overload. This is also a great way to freshen up a vintage kitchen which has a good layout and high quality cabinets in need of being refinished.

Barbra Bright Design

I love electrical chartreuses and lime greens, and they’re fun colors to use in a kitchen. If you are a fan of fresh, modern, uncluttered interiors, a bright green will maintain your space from appearing overly dull or sterile — just know a little of those assertive colours goes a long way.

This is among my favorite kitchens on . I love the colours and materials, the cool vintage modern vibe, the more spacious cabinetry and the wise use of tight room. These very handsome greens may be used in large amounts because they’re toned down and play well together.

Phillip W Smith General Contractor, Inc..

Here’s a good example of a wonderful neutral gray-green which will work well with any other colour you choose. It contrasts nicely with the warm hardwood flooring and brown-orange brick in a fetching, calming palette.

Montana Reclaimed Lumber Co..

Another gorgeous kitchen comprising rich, rustic materials and stunning green cabinets. This is a good instance of a kitchen which would attract a wide range of tastes, although it is brilliant and has character. If you want colour in your kitchen but are worried about resale value, either use colour in a means that’s easy to change out or select colors which are tonal, like the green onto this cabinetry. Tonal colours are the ones which are mild in saturation but have grey or brown mixed in. This prevents them from seeming overly pastel-like. It is colour that is muted and soft but also pleasingly rich and complicated.

BarlisWedlick Architects

Now this fun aqua and leafy-green galley kitchen is anything but muted and soft! These are extreme colours, but they work here since the kitchen seems to receive a good amount of natural light from windows, reflecting off the white flooring, counter tops, walls and ceiling.

Barnes Vanze Architects, Inc

Black and white is a classic color combination for a kitchen, but I root for the debut of a third colour to bump up the fab element. This palette is really fresh and crisp, it might work in any style of kitchen.

Barnes Vanze Architects, Inc

Here’s another fabulous green kitchen in the very same architects. There are many colors of cream, green and wood tones going on here, but since the colours are toned down, all of them work well together. What a charming area to cook and entertain in.

CW Design, LLC

If you love green and are all set to make a colour commitment on your kitchen, consider one of the many stunning green backsplash tiles available. Keep everything else light and neutral and allow the tile be the star of this kitchen.

Tell us: Is green a go in the kitchen to you? How have you used it?

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