Dark green kitchens: 10 ways to embrace this edgy look

Dark olive cabinetry, statement marble surfaces, aged metal finishes and organic artisan decor are all working hard to create the ultimate green kitchen in 2024.

We look at how you can welcome this edgy look into your kitchen…

Colour drenching

Working with compact dimensions? Why not use the same shade of green on your walls, ceiling and cupboards, to create the illusion of more space and achieve a cohesive scheme? Here, Devol has paired its Classic English kitchen with veiny Arabescato marble worktops, splashbacks and a fluted sink, as well as beautiful brass accents and a selection of vintage pictures to help soften the look.

dark green kitchen with marble surfaces and brass accents
Devol‘s English shaker kitchen prices start from £30,000.

Add a country twist

Add a nostalgic country twist to your kitchen with a freestanding wooden island. We love the luxurious hue of the Spring Green Haddon units by Burbidge Kitchen Makers. Add stone flooring, traditional light fittings and an iconic Aga range cooker for yet more character. And, for a final flourish, hang copper pots and pans on brass kitchen rods.

rustic freestanding wooden island with pendant light above
Prices for a Haddon kitchen start at £15,000.

Modern-rustic scheme

This modern rustic scheme by Second Nature includes elegant Crathorne Shaker-style cabinetry in Regents Green. The integrated pantry – packed with crockery, cookbooks and potted herbs – livens up the space and adds a touch of warmth and personality. And we absolutely love the tiled chimney breast. It is decorated with patterned designs, while gold grout creates a seamless link with the other metallic elements throughout the space.

timeless design with dining table in the middle
Crathorne Shaker-style cabinetry in Regents Green. Prices start at £15,000.

Pared-back dark green kitchen

If you prefer a pared-back look, zellige tiles are a great alternative to statement stone. The white glazed tiles create the perfect backdrop for a display of artisan kitchenware and fun, quirky kitchenalia on the green open shelving.

open shelving and white zellige tiled splashback
Shaker kitchen, from £10,000, Olive & Barr.

All about multi-functionality

Create an inviting and sociable space with the help of a hardworking layout, complete with a home bar and a grand central island. The designers at Herringbone Kitchens chose a moody shade of green for the floor-to-ceiling and under-counter cabinetry, which is complemented beautifully by authentic marble surfaces, and polished brass handles and light fixtures.

dark green kitchen design with marble worktops and splashbacks
Designs by Herringbone Kitchens start from £28,000.

Go for a tranquil look

Green oozes a sense of tranquillity, making it ideal for a busy, hard-working kitchen or utility space. The St Giles design by Naked Kitchens mixes green and grainy wood units with a neutral painted panelled splashback, a slim worksurface and a beautiful fluted butler sink, creating a simple and serene scheme.

utility room design with glass wall cabinets and panelling
St Giles design by Naked Kitchens. Prices from £15,000.

Mix and match green shades

Have you ever considered using colour to zone your space? Paint the main run of cabinets in a light shade of green and choose a deeper, earthy hue on your island to visually section off different areas in your kitchen.

multi-functional island with banquette seating
1909 Kitchens are priced from £25,000.

Fill your kitchen with light

Expansive glazing and cleverly placed skylights can help to balance out a dark-green kitchen, while creating an indoor- outdoor link. The abundant source of natural light in this design, which features Harvey Jones’s Shaker collection painted in a luxurious shade of green, ensures the space feels calming and grounding.

kitchen island design with practical drawers
Harvey Jones kitchens start from £19,500.

Timeless dark green kitchen

If you don’t dare to go bold but still want to subtly embrace green in your kitchen, why not create a feature wall by painting a run of cabinets in this nature-inspired shade? The two-tone design by Masterclass Kitchens features Hardwick Shaker cabinetry in New Forest, which is a dark green, and Highland Stone, a creamy beige. For a pared-back aesthetic, play with neutral tones and complete the look with traditional touches.

shaker kitchen design in two tones
Designs by Masterclass Kitchens start from £15,000.

Mix metals

Forget sticking to single-tone finishes in your kitchen and welcome mixed metals in 2024. Add visual interest with statement stainless-steel range cookers with gold trims, gunmetal kitchen rods or sleek brassware.

moody dark green kitchen with mixed metals
Bar single lever mixer tap in Brushed Dark Platinum, £1,263.48, Dornbracht.

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