Green kitchen ideas: inspirational colour schemes

Whether it's sage, olive or lime, green is set to be THE kitchen colour of 2021 - get inspired with these six shades

Victoria Metro Wall Tiles, Victorian Plumbing

Green kitchens are rising in popularity – and for good reason. From crisp, leafy tones to blooming spring-like hues, green is synonymous with nature, one of the most popular decor themes we’re set to see in 2021 and perfect for creating that fresh, clean feel we all want in our kitchen decor.


The great thing about green is that it has such a varied and versatile spectrum of shades. While certain colours – think grey or pink, for instance – can be like marmite, there’s a green to suit any style. Think cool mint for a modern, refreshing feel, pale pistachio for a sophisticated pastel scheme, or a deep forest green to cocoon your kitchen in natural, homely vibes.

Here are our ideas for six shades of green that work especially well for the kitchen.

Green kitchen decor – our favourite looks

Sage green kitchen ideas

Glass 150x75 Sage Green Brick Tiles
Glass sage green brick tiles, £89.95 per sq m, Walls and Floors

Love the thought of a warm and welcoming rustic kitchen? Then sage green is a safe bet to achieve that uber-trendy Cottagecore look. Pair these tiles with dark wood-effect worktops and copper accessories, then add open storage shelves stacked with cute ceramics for the ultimate cosy cottage vibe.

Pastel green kitchen ideas

Somerset green gloss tiles, £40 per sq m, Tile Giant
Somerset green gloss tiles, £40 per sq m, Tile Giant

For a timeless, sophisticated kitchen style, choose a subtle pastel green shade like pistachio. A pastel tone pairs beautifully with clean white walls and accessories, and cream or silver cookware to give the space a cool, calm and classy vibe. This shade works well in period houses, such as an Edwardian house as this era in history favoured pastel shades especially.

Mint green kitchen ideas

Milano contour ermine kitchen in Spearmint, £3,857, Wren Kitchens

There are so many types of mint green you can choose, from vibrant blue-green spearmint to a pale peppermint. Whichever shade you choose, these hues combine perfectly with clean lines and contemporary fixtures and fittings in the kitchen.

Olive green kitchen ideas

Heather bar stool with backrest velvet upholstered in Mustard, £109, Cult Furniture

Ever since Farrow & Ball named Natural Greens as one of their palettes for 2021, we’ve seen soaring interest in greens inspired by the world around us. Olive green is a comforting shade which works beautifully in a country farmhouse kitchen. Paint your cabinets or walls in an olive tone, which can run from intense dark green to a more yellow-tinged hue, then add light to the scheme with a pop of a complementary colour, like these mustard velvet bar stools from Cult Furniture.