Have you ever wondered why the feel of the room changes with the color scheme? All colors have a feel. Today we will talk about green and its impact on the kitchen colour scape.
Green is a colour associated with fertility, freshness, rebirth, health and well being. It is a naturally soothing and purifying colour. It is also the color which denotes nature or natural.
It is obviously the first colour we want to associate with food. So design a kitchen predominantly with green shades to add freshness to your home.
Colors Compliment Green
John Phillip from Shelly & Co. Interiors says “Green is an easy color to design with. As it is closest to neutral colours and is in itself a soft color, we can opt for a soft palette or make the colors bold with emerald or dark green combined with muted yellows, browns and wood colours” His green kitchen is inspired by the colors of Autumn.
Green soapstone counters with dark wood flooring and glass fronted cabinets with pale gold shelving. Phillip brings the outdoors into the kitchen, adding a freshness that is stunning.
Christiana Martin has a different approach to a green kitchen. She says, “Green natural stones are easy to work with and are very easy to maintain. Complement a white floor and walls with green granite countertops and cabinets. Maybe add a stained glass window in various shades of green to create a garden like effect”.
Green walls and cabinets can be set off with brown countertops, pale pinewood flooring and a dramatic orange hood chimney to bring a festive look to the kitchen. A dramatic and edgy look can be created by assembling Chartreuse green cabinets with white walls and a black countertop, the accessories and appliances could be varying shades of green.
Soft greens with leafy prints on the wallpaper, printed tile backsplashes, table cloths and napkins could create a soft look which can be complemented with large windows looking out on a green patch, accentuating the feel of a rain washed morning. Lots of natural light and well placed artificial lights can add to the fresh feel of a green colored kitchen.
Green islands with green painted furniture and cushions add charm. Appliances like the refrigerator and stove coupled with green coloured cookware can also add splashes of color to the kitchen.
Dark green can also bring electrifying mood to the space. Industrial dark green kitchen is designed by Charlie Flemmons from Sustainable Kitchens.
Adding green to your kitchen
Maybe the easiest way to add green to your kitchen is to include leafy potted plants in the corners. Green creepers trailing over the window rails and the upper shelves can look really pretty. A few blue vases with plenty of green foliage also create a close to nature look.
Blue, yellow and cream change the feel of the green shades used in your kitchen. The latest trends lean towards creating a green wall with wall mounted planters. This wall looks so alive with plants and profusion of flowers that the look and feel of the kitchen is transformed.
And last but not the least; add eco-friendly energy saving tools to your kitchen to make it truly green!