One of the hardest parts of designing or remodeling your kitchen is deciding on a color scheme. It must above all be classic and stand the test of time, because renovating your kitchen is not an easy task. It should also be trendy and attractive while reflecting your personality.
There is no better color combination for this effect than green and white. As Hawk Hill explains, green was an incredibly popular kitchen color as far back as the 19th century, as well as into the 1950s. This means it can be both classic and timeless or retro in new and trendy ways. . Green is both sophisticated and refined, yet down-to-earth and laid-back. Pairing it with white makes it a little less serious while still having a touch of refinement. White also has a brightening effect on green. Keep reading for great green and white kitchen inspiration.
1. Light Sage and White
One of the most timeless green kitchen color combinations is light sage green cabinets with white marble countertops and white walls. Incorporate lightweight wicker and copper.
2. Industrial Dark Olive
For a more industrial and raw look, opt for dark olive cabinets with white subway tiles, incorporating steel and darker metals.
3. Light Mint Cabinets
Mint green is an incredibly bright and fun color. Pair mint cabinets with white walls and have fun with complementary accent colors like peach and yellow.
4. Scandinavian green and white
While Scandinavian design tends not to favor bright colors, sometimes green is the exception. Keep it bright and pair it with warm white or gray.
5. Modern Asparagus Green
An often overlooked shade of green is asparagus, which pairs perfectly with white appliances and countertops in a modern kitchen.
6. Army Green Accents
For a bolder, on-trend look, pair white cabinets and wood accents with a dark green rustic accent wall.
7. Touches of green
For a very subtle incorporation of green into your kitchen, paint only the counters and the inside of open cabinets in your kitchen green.
8. Minty inspirations
Keep your kitchen bright, youthful, and playful with white brick walls, white vinyl floors, white countertops, and pale mint green cabinets.
9. Forest Green Accent Wall
If you want a simple green and white kitchen makeover, swap out a plain white wall for a dark forest green accent wall.
10. Black pistachio
Pistachio is a slightly more mature and refined version of mint. Make it even more sophisticated by darkening the pistachio hue, pairing it with a very light gray or a darker white.
11. Barely There Green and White
If you love green but don’t want to overdo it, look for a white shade with a slight green tint. Pair it with crisp white and soft gray.
12. Country Kitchen Style
Early 20th century country houses are easily identified by their bright colors, especially in the kitchen. A light, vibrant shade of green will work beautifully in a country-inspired kitchen when paired with white countertops.
13. Green fridge
Instead of the classic dynamic of white appliances and green cabinets, replace it with a green refrigerator and white cabinets and walls.
14. Green cabinet fronts
For a simple yet effective splash of color in a white kitchen, add green panels to the back of your kitchen island.
15. Lime Green Backsplash
Likewise, a vibrant backsplash is an incredibly effective way to add color and intrigue to a small kitchen. Lime green is a very bold and punchy color, and perfect for the small backsplash.
16. Use Panels
If you have a lodge house or an older 70s-style kitchen, consider painting some of that woodwork a fun shade of sage or olive green, which will complement the white cabinetry.
17. Light Pistachio Cabinets
For a mod-inspired retro kitchen design, pair a light, youthful pistachio color with white countertops and fixtures.
18. Bright spring green
If you’re not afraid to be bold with your color choices in your kitchen, paint all your cabinets a bright and vibrant spring green, pairing it with white countertops.
19. Subtle Sage
On the other hand, if you err on the side of subtlety in your design approach, paint your cabinets a very soft pastel sage color.
20. Green Mosaic Backsplash
A little can go a long way with green undertones. Replace your plain white backsplash with a mosaic of green, white and gray tones.
21. Moss Green Cabinets
Another often overlooked shade of green that looks great in your kitchen is moss. When paired with crisper shades of white, it has a sophisticated and modern effect.
22. Light Celadon
Celadon is another rare shade of green, which falls somewhere between mint, pistachio and jade. It has a luminous and soothing, energetic effect.
23. Japanese Green
Japandi is a design that fuses modern Japanese styles with Scandinavian aesthetic approaches. A bamboo or sage green goes great with a Japandi style kitchen.
24. Dark Moss Green and White
For a darker effect, go for a very dark, saturated moss green color for your cabinetry, keeping it light with white marble countertops and a white subway tile backsplash.
25. French Green
French green is a slightly muted, more spring-like tone of sage, and also works beautifully in a kitchen when paired with white and other bright shades.
26. Add Gold
White and green look great on their own, but adding a few gold accents through hardware, fixtures, and decor will only enhance the color combination.
27. Dark forest green
A super dark flat forest green will give an incredibly sophisticated look and feel to your kitchen, especially when paired with similar flat white colors.
28. Green open shelving
If you have open shelving behind your kitchen island or cabinets, a creative way to incorporate green is to pair white countertops with green shelving.
29. Dark Peacock Green
A very sophisticated and elegant shade of green is peacock green, which has heavy blue tones. Pair it with a rich wood tone like mahogany or cherry, and brighten it up with white cabinetry.
30. Copper Accents
Another metallic color that complements white and green beautifully is copper. Not only can you use it for your kitchen hardware, but you can also replace your pan collection with copper cookware.