Inspiring Green Kitchen Ideas from Light Mint to Dark Green

Posted by KraftMaid on 28th Mar 2024

Green is one of the hottest kitchen colors on the market. We’ll share a few green kitchen ideas you can use to design a kitchen that’s as on-trend as it is timeless.

Maybe you’ve noticed green showing up in kitchens all over the place lately. From the fresh look of light green kitchen cabinets to the inviting appearance of muted sage walls, green is enjoying a moment in the spotlight of kitchen design.

Green is a wonderful choice for kitchens because it is so versatile. You’re sure to find a shade that fits your style and your personality. There’s the deep and dark beauty of pine green and the delicate whisper of minty green. Green can have the electric vibrancy of lime or the earthy mellowness of sage. Plus, any shade of green you choose symbolizes freshness – a fitting notion for the place where you cook food.

See how easy it is to jump on the green kitchens trend by checking out some ways the KraftMaid® design team has used it in our feature kitchens.


We often look to nature for design inspiration, and trees show us how perfectly greens and woodgrain go together. The trick to getting it right is matching the overall tone and visual prominence of the two. Darker green cabinets, like KraftMaid Evergreen, tend to look great paired with mid-tone stains or wood species with prominent grain and textures. However, Evergreen, sage, and other darker greens can overpower lighter-tone stain on a fine-grained species, like Maple.

KraftMaid Evergreen dark green kitchen island with hickory woodgrain cabinets

Natural Wonder: The lush Evergreen island balances the dramatic Hickory woodgrain pattern.

KraftMaid sage green Bonsai kitchen cabinets with Shortbread kitchen island

Relaxed Manor: Muted sage green Bonsai cabinets echo the mid-tone Shortbread island.


If you’ve got a kitchen design style in mind, green will help enhance it. Case in point, the two kitchens below feature light green cabinetry painted in KraftMaid Serenity. This pastel mint green contributes a dynamic energy in the high-contrast contemporary Mint Condition kitchen. But Serenity green looks equally at home in the vintage-style Farmhouse Fresh concept – adding a soft touch of color and interest to an otherwise white kitchen.

KraftMaid Serenity pastel mint green kitchen cabinets in a contemporary kitchen design

Mint Condition: Serenity mint green cabinets in a contemporary kitchen design

KraftMaid vintage mint Serenity green kitchen with island

Farmhouse Fresh: A vintage look featuring a Serenity green kitchen island


You don’t have to fully commit to green cabinetry to enjoy green’s freshness and vitality in your kitchen. Green kitchen accents can be a creative way to showcase your personality in your kitchen. Try painting a wall or two green. Use green accessories, like rugs, pottery or dish towels, to add pops of color. Or keep leafy green herbs in pots on display near your window.

KraftMaid pistachio green kitchen accent wall with white cabinets and dark countertops

Pistachio green accent walls in our Complementary Geometry kitchen soften the contrast between white cabinets and darker woods.

Green kitchen accent stools contrast grey cabinets

Green accent stools and grey cabinets make a handsome combination in our Hip Hive kitchen.

KraftMaid contemporary kitchen with sea green glass backsplash accent

The Contemporary Cool kitchen features sea green glass backsplash tiles.


See our green paint options in real life with cabinet finish samples or full door samples. They’re easy to order and great to have on hand as you coordinate your green with other finishes in your design.