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Are Green Kitchen Cabinets The Next New Kitchen Cabinet Trend?

I never thought I would use such bold paint colors in my home. We have fallen in love with using green paint. No matter what your style is there is a shade of green for you in this list. (#7 is our favorite)

can of rookwood Sash Green paint with paint stick on white shiplap.

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Painted cabinets are the perfect way to stand out in your neighborhood. Remember you don’t always have to do what interior designs or DIY bloggers say (I know ironic). If you like a style then do it.

We know painted cabinets and trim are not for everyone, but they totally helped us remodel our kitchen cheaply.

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Our Personal Experience

When we were thinking of changing our painted white kitchen cabinets to a color, naturally gravitated towards green cabinets. We were able to ease into our color choice by painting only our lower cabinets green and keeping the upper cabinets white

Then I kept seeing green kitchen cabinets and knew I had made the right choice. Here are a few of those green kitchen cabinets that I feel will be the next kitchen trend.

two toned painted blue green kitchen cabinets with white upper cabinets and red apples on counter.
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Bright Colors Making A Comeback

We recently read an article about how the bright painted cabinets from the ’50s and ’60s may be making a comeback.

Now my grandma may have had yellow Formica counters with red cabinets and that probably won’t happen again. She did know how to rock an artsy mid-century look!

Why choose green kitchen cabinets?

Greens can go with a lot of other colors. Some of the lighter-tone greens (see our favorite neutral green wall color) can honestly fit any color scheme.

Green paint colors also come in such a wide variety, from more vibrant to toned done neutral greens. Greens, just like grays also come in so many tonal colors and are so versatile.

Even Celebrity Kitchens Have Green Cabinets

Even Elle Decor shares examples of Cameron Diaz’s green kitchen cabinets, so I guess we are totally on-trend for kitchen cabinet color without even knowing it!

How To Pick Cabinet Paint Color

One of the best ideas is to bring home a lot of paint chips. Compare new paint chip ideas in the following places.

  • With your current wall color
  • Next to trim and molding
  • Any other prominent colors you have in your kitchen

Get Paint Chips For Colors Already In Your Home

Gather all chip colors in your kitchen. Display the chips together to see how they look.

small paint chips on wood floor in accessible beige, high reflective white and rookwood sash green.

Considering place them in different locations. Such as on the floor or on a white background so that the surrounding colors do not affect what you see. If your trim is not white, then you should also hold up the chip color one you are thinking to white.

Comparing colors to a pure white paint chip will give you a better sense of the color in your space.

Larger Paint Samples Can Be Helpful

Also, once you have narrowed it down consider ordering a larger paint sample. We ordered 3 paint samples from Samplize. This was important because you are able to wrap these peel and stick paint samples around the corner of the cabinet in order to see the cabinet color from different angles. 

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You can read our full Samplize review in this post.

Be Careful Of Lighting

Just be careful you don’t go too mint or yellow-green. In this post, we share two examples that have done these colors just right!

At first, we thought we would go more with a gray-green neutral color like SW Pewter Green. However, we chose to paint our kitchen island SW Rookwood Sash Green.

It was more of a blue-green color and we are very happy with the contrast that it provides in our budget kitchen makeover.  After seeing how awesome and brand new the cabinets looked, we knew we will have to paint all the lower cabinets this green.

Green Paint chip samples with text Kitchen cabinet paint trends.

Best Paint For Cabinets

No matter what color you are going to paint your cabinets, you need to make sure you buy the right paint. We had massive success with Sherwin Williams Proclassic Latex Enamel paint when we first painted our kitchen cabinets white.

However, this time around we painted our kitchen island with Sherwin Williams Emerald Urethane Enamel. I will only be using this paint from now on to paint cabinets.

While a professional painter might pick a different paint, we love this paint especially if you are painting your kitchen cabinets as a DIY project.

7 Green Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Here are 7 different ways you can DIY your kitchen cabinets with a trendy green color of your choice. It honestly can fit any home decor style.

Green Kitchen Cabinets

From a grayish-green to a more warm yellow-green, green kitchen cabinets are such a great bold way to add color to your kitchen in 2021 and beyond. Paint your whole kitchen or just a few bottom ones and make a statement.

Cabinet FAQs

Why do we like Sherwin Williams Emerald Urethane Trim Enamel?

This product is super unique because it is water-based but almost acts like oil paint in the hard finish and also helps stop yellowing. It was easy to work with and self-leveled better than any cabinet paint we have worked with before.  The two biggest cons to this paint are that it took time to fully cure due to humidity in my house and it does have a stronger odor than a typical latex enamel. However, the finish was totally worth it for us!

What to do if you do not want to paint all of your kitchen cabinets a bold color?

You can even see in the latest HGTV dream home that they painted just the lower kitchen cabinets a bold and rich color. And if that is even too much for you, you can always add just a fun painted color (like a dark green or blue) to your island only.

What green paint color is our favorite from this list?

We love the modern look of the cabinets in #7. The muted green is the perfect way to add a little color to your lower cabinets without being overpowering.

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Trust us, we love our green kitchen cabinets & know we made the right kitchen cabinet paint color choice.

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muskan thakur

Friday 24th of September 2021

great article

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