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Green kitchens

Ten calming green kitchens that bring natural tones into the home

For our latest lookbook, we've rounded up ten fresh and airy kitchens that use shades of green to give a hint of the natural world.

From soft sage to bright emerald, green is this year's kitchen colour trend, often paired with natural local materials.

Perhaps inspired by our craving for nature during the pandemic, calming sea greens, grassy hues and mossy tones are popular choices for kitchen cabinetry, walls or tiles.

This is the latest roundup in our Dezeen Lookbook series providing visual inspiration for the home. Previous articles in the series showcased living rooms with statement shelving, peaceful bedrooms and designer bathrooms.

Kitchen with murky green cabinets

Belgium Apartment, Belgium, by Carmine Van Der Linden and Thomas Geldof

Local architects Carmine Van Der Linden and Thomas Geldof designed this duplex for a coastal location surrounded by sand dunes on the Belgian coast.

To contrast the marble-topped counters, the architects choose to colour the splashback, shelving and panelled birch-wood cabinets in a shade of green that recalls seaweed and beach grasses.

"The colour choice of the wood subtly brings in the seaweed colour from the adjacent sea and the marram grasses in the surrounding dunes," the architects explained.

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Kitchen with countertops of terrazzo flecked with orange stone

The Mantelpiece Loft, Stockholm, Sweden, by Note Design Studio

Note Design Studio painted furniture in green and pink throughout The Mantelpiece Loft to stand out against its white walls.

Sage green was used for one of the staircases and a bedroom, as well as the kitchen cabinets that were paired with contrasting countertops of terrazzo flecked with orange stone.

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Green kitchen in Lyon apartment

Apartment XVII, Lyon, France, by Studio Razavi

Studio Razavi combined pale-grey plaster, a light wooden floor and sea-green cabinets in this renovation of an apartment in a Renaissance-era building in the historic Vieux Lyon neighbourhood of Lyon in France.

The green kitchen cabinetry has a matching splashback with a stepped silhouette.

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Kitchen with sea-green cabinetry

Casa Mille apartment, Turin, Italy, by Fabio Fantolino

Italian architect Fabio Fantolino used pops of green and petrol blue throughout the interior of this apartment in Turin that he designed for himself.

In the herringbone-floored kitchen, sea-green cabinetry is paired with copper handles.

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Stained-green kitchen cabinets

House extension, Sheffield, UK, by From Works

The bespoke kitchen of this house in Sheffield was designed to incorporate the materials and colours of moss-covered rocks found in the nearby Peak District.

It combines green-stained plywood with grey fossil limestone worktops and splashback sourced from a Derbyshire quarry.

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Green kitchen

Waterfront Nikis Apartment, Thessaloniki, Greece, by Stamatios Giannikis

Architect Stamatios Giannikis used colour-blocked walls painted in flamingo pink, azure blue and pastel green to define the different rooms in this seaside apartment in Greece.

The green chosen for the kitchen cabinets and walls was designed to be in sharp contrast with the apartment's original geometric red and black cement-tile flooring.

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Apartment with a mint-green floor

Apartment on a Mint Floor, Porto, Portugal, Fala Atelier

As the name suggests, Fala Atelier created a mint-green floor from epoxy resin throughout this two-bedroom apartment in Porto, Portugal.

To complement the floor, the apartment's kitchen unit doors were coloured two subtly different shades of turquoise.

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Green kitchen in Paris apartment

Parisian apartment, Paris, France, by Atelier Sagitta

French practice Atelier Sagitta added an almost entirely green kitchen to this previously characterless apartment in Paris.

The emerald-green walls and cabinets, combined with grooved oak cupboards made by a local cabinet maker, make the kitchen the focal point of the apartment.

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Plum-purple kitchen walls

Esperinos guesthouse, Athens, Greece, by Stamos Michael

The kitchen of this guesthouse in Athens was painted a plum-purple hue to contrast with the rest of the largely moss-green interiors.

Green was also introduced in the kitchen where dark emerald cabinetry was matched with black, industrial-style shelves that display crockery.

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Dark green kitchen cabinets

Apartment #149, Lviv, Ukraine, by Roman Shpelyk

Interior designer Roman Shpelyk designed this apartment in the Ukrainian city of Lviv to have largely simple white interiors.

Colour was added with a plant-filled shelving unit and the forest-green laminated-plywood cabinetry in the kitchen.

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This is the latest in our series of lookbooks providing curated visual inspiration from Dezeen's image archive. For more inspiration see previous lookbooks showcasing peaceful bedroomscalm living rooms and colourful kitchens.