It is typically connected to nature and, thus, revitalization. In addition, since a new beginning is what many homeowners want, It’s no surprise that this hue is popping in various unique designs on Houzz. These eight kitchens demonstrate the stunning way that green — either dark and moody or bright and fresh gives a room the feeling of renewal.
Homeowners’ request. “The client had recently purchased the home in downtown Ann Arbor and wanted to renovate it to move into it,” designer Nicholas Vanderhovel says. “The kitchen was very old-fashioned and was located placed in an awkward position which separated the room in an extremely odd way which made it inaccessible to a certain extent. Every person who was drawing spaces for the homeowners fought the window and continued drawing similar layouts to those they had already. I knew that the window needed to go.”
The cabinets are green. Boreal Forest by Benjamin Moore. “I would love to tell a story about how we reached the decision to choose a green, but it was as simple as that’s the first thing they told me they wanted, which was on my bucket list of kitchen design colors I wanted to try,” Vanderhovel explains. “My clients sent me photos of a kitchen in green they had seen on Houzz and it took us on a green rabbit hole, and made us realize this stunning kitchen. The best thing about the room is that the entire interior of Ann Arbor is blue and maize to help support and support the University of Michigan. White and green represent their biggest competitor, Michigan State University, which is where one of these customers is from. She still supports her school with pride even when she’s in the middle of enemy lines.”
Find a designer in your area youUserOther particular offers. Wood flooring refinished. Original exposed brick ceiling joists and wall joists. The finishes are champagne-gold, with a kick toe on one side of the kitchen island. Quartz countertops that look like marble have a waterfall-like edge and Quartz slab backsplash.
Designer tip. “If you have a client who wants to have fun, run wild,” Vanderhovel advises. “I had a great experience with these clients because they’re young, and keen in having a bold and exciting space. There were some ideas I discussed with them that didn’t find their appearance in the design However, overall they let me use a variety of fun and modern elements that were far from the traditional white kitchen that we’ve seen so many of.”
Homeowners’ request. “My clients lived in England and purchased this home virtually with their Realtor for their family of five,” says designer Ruthie Staalsen. Her customers discovered her through Houzz. “They required a designer to help them in the kitchen remodeling virtually and take care of the design, coordination and the details for them until they arrived just before Christmas. The kitchen was cramped and outdated, and not accessible for family use. They wanted to give it an a little farmhouse look and an English cottage feel. I was aware it could easily be opened and modified to create an extra-large island with open shelves, beams, and beautiful tilework.”
Green cabinet. Kale Green by Sherwin-Williams. “I suggested to the client that we paint the lower cabinets green because I felt like it would give the kitchen a warmer, more inviting feel,” Staalsen states. “Because the rest of what we picked was part of the cream or white family, I was sure that a powerful, bold color would add life to the kitchen. As I picture England I picture lush green fields and gorgeous grasslands.”
Upper cabinet paint: Alabaster, Sherwin-WilliamsRuthie Staalsen InteriorsOther special features. Picket tile backsplash that runs to the ceiling. Walnut shelving with pipe mount.
Design tip. “Reuse some of the features that are already there if you can,” Staalsen suggests. “We removed the upper French doors from the bar space and moved them to the main area in the kitchen. This created interest, glass doors and the perfect lighting that makes the kitchen look more organized.”
“Uh-oh” moment. “We were running on a tight timeline with the client coming home right before Christmas, and all during a pandemic,” Staalsen declares. “The client was eager to return to America before they closed off England again. We had to work round all hours to ensure that all the necessary details were completed before they were able to fly back. A few of us were up all night to wrap up.”
Homeowners’ request. Expand a small and cramped kitchen into a separate family room while still maintaining a sense of distinct design and function.
Green cabinets. Softened Green by Sherwin-Williams. “For this retired food scientist, she requested anything but a sterile white kitchen like what she worked in for years,” designer Bridget Chirigos says.
“When I first met her, I noticed she was dressed in spring hues and carried her beloved floral designs throughout the rooms adjacent. This project was instantly dubbed “Spring Kitchen. I was awestruck when I saw the stunning open-concept design by Mark Peterson of MA Peterson Designbuild. We realized that having the kitchen, living, and dining spaces color-coordinated was imperative. Herwin-Williams’ Softened Green is the perfect color to bring joy amid a Minnesota winter, but it’s also elegant to entertain. To complete the spring-themed garden’ of colors, we chose to pair it with raspberry-pink and cream turquoise and the elegance of the Calacatta marble backsplash. Then, we ground the entire garden of colors by incorporating warm wood on the island.”MA Peterson Designbuild Inc.Other particular highlights. Quartz countertops that look like marble with a color of Calacatta Gold from Silestone. Table and seating space of 30 inches on the island.
Homeowner’s need. “The original cabinets were cheap and falling apart, and the style of them was not consistent with the lovely vintage Art Deco art, sculptures and antiques the client had bringing character to the home,” designer Selena Fitch says.
Cabinets in green. Deep green with gray and blue undertones (Eucalyptus finish by Medallion Cabinetry). “While the client had asked for dark gray cabinets when we first met, when I began designing the new kitchen, I felt like the gray was bland and ordinary for the vintage classic style she had,” Fitch declares. “Green came to mind because it would be complementary to the reddish tones in the fir doors and floors that were not being replaced or affected.” Fitch Design Company Other unique highlights. Glazed white ceramic hexagonal backsplash tile. Marble-look quartz countertops. Apron-front sink. The faucet and the hardware are matte black. “The client was pretty minimalist in the kitchen and didn’t need the use of all the cabinets available for kitchen storage,” Fitch adds. “She wanted show off the collection of her Rookwood Pottery collection, which was manufactured from America around 1880. We added glass doors with clear glass to the top of the cabinets, and then put puck lights inside them.”