White, as we all know is a neutral shade and pairs well with every colour on the colour wheel. It is a pure and serene colour that reflects light and adds a lot of space, light and airiness. Green in the perfect complement to white as it symbolizes nature, freshness and fertility.
It has been researched that a green and white kitchen adds freshness to the mood of the homemaker and hence helps in neutralizing boredom. If you have been feeling that your marriage has fallen into a rut, try using green and white in your décor not only in the kitchen but as a central décor theme.
Shades of green and white in your kitchen
Warmer of shades of white like off-white and cream go beautifully with darker greens like olive, Brunswick or even a deep and rich bottle green. The trick is to be careful about the ratio of white to green.
Stark white shades of white are reflective and more contemporary in nature, so they require a bolder shade of green like chartreuse, mint green, celadon green to balance the brightness. Enhance the look with focal points of a darker shade of complentary shades of green.
Think of a warm off-white wall paint, and a bottle green cabinet, coupled with a green marble countertop and floor. White open shelving, window drapes and cookware completes the look. The backsplash can be an interesting pattern in a contrasting shade of green like mint and white with a splash of red or blue to create visual focus.
Alternatively, paint the walls a pale leaf green, add white cabinets and countertops. The appliances and accessories along with the backsplash can have a metallic green shade. A white floor and window treatment along with white cookware and accessories will go a long way in creating a unique freshness.
“Green and white is the most refreshing colour combination you can think of. White walls and cabinets coupled with dark green countertops and floor, accents of dark green in the backsplash and accessories. Flashes of a bright metallic silver in the form of accessories, knobs and sink can really add pizzazz to your kitchen,” says Melissa Stuart of Houzz Prod Interiors.
‘Think mint and white, Lime and white, chartreuse and lots of white with little pops of red or hot pink as accent pieces. Mint green walls are matched beautifully with white cabinets with mint green trim. The countertop can be a pristine white and the floor a dark wood. Add white appliances and a rug or two in vivid shades of green inabstract designs and you have a stunner of a kitchen!
Accents that go with green and white
Green and white used on their own can look a little boring. Add focal points of red, hot pink, yellow or even black to draw the eye. A wall hanging, a stool, a rug or even window treatments suffice as accents. You can experiment with a patterned or quirky backsplash to create an eclectic design statement.