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Tuesday, September 20, 2016


I'm noticing a trend lately that I can totally get on board with... green cabinetry.  I know that sage green and more muted tones have likely been popular for years, but I'm talking GREEN green.  My green.  Bold green.

While looking through this month's HGTV magazine, this kitchen stopped me in my tracks! I studied each detail and was SO drawn to that gorgeous green island.  Right then and there I got up and looked at my kitchen and wondered if I could do the same.

Sadly, I don't think it would work with my current kitchen countertops, but I've tucked this idea away for the future for sure.  I've been looking to replace my barstools, though, and those are certainly inspiring me!

Here's a peek of one corner of the kitchen via Style Me Pretty (photographed by Alyssa Rosenheck)- see the post for more photos and information on the design.

But, that's not the only place I'm seeing pretty green cabinets turn up.  My friend Emily has done a complete kitchen remodel, and do you see those green cabinets peeking out in the corner?  She hasn't posted a full reveal of the space yet, but I'm waiting with baited breath... hurry up, Emily!  :)

via Elle Decor (Cameron Diaz's Manhattan Apartment)

via Vogue

Kitchens aren't the only place green cabinets are turning up.  How gorgeous is this bathroom?  I give this color combo two thumbs up.

A variation that I'm also loving is a deep, rich, moody toned green.

Lindsay from The White Buffalo Styling Company just revealed her gorgeous new kitchen, full of lovely green/blue/gray cabinets, metallic and wood accents, and that stunning vintage runner.

Afraid of color on your cabinets?  I think the key in most of these photos is lots of light/white mixed in with a saturated dose of color.  An island is always a "safe" play to experiment with color, or like the photo above a bold color on a bathroom vanity could be a good jumping off point.

What do you think?  Would you/have you used a bold color (maybe green!) on any cabinets?

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  1. A few friends (and I think our cabinet guy. HA) thought I was crazy when I told them I wanted to use Sherwin Williams "Dill" as the color for our boys' bathroom when building our home 1.5 years ago! It was the best decision ever and is the perfect pop of color in that small space. Your green china cabinet was actually part of my inspiration!! LOVE.

    I love it in a kitchen as well and had we not chosen grey for our kitchen, I would have definitely went with something like Lindsey @ White Buffalo Styling Co! Love her style and she's actually helping one of my dear friends in Greenville, SC. I can't wait to see what they come up with for her new living room design!

  2. I like the green - it's one of my favorite colors (along with turquoise and navy). When we were renovating our kitchen, I painted my island turquoise. I love it! I'm a fan of bold colors in a home rather than just beige, brown and gray. :)

  3. There is nothing that me smile more than a big, bold green splashed about a room!

  4. I have noticed that trend too, and I love it. The kitchen in this year's Southern Living design house is painted that bold green also.
    Your house is gorgeous and such an inspiration to me. Your blog has gotten me a little addicted to Craigslist. :)

  5. I notice another commenter has mentioned the Show House currently open here in Birmingham. While it is undeniably stunning, it is too dark for my taste. The ceilings, walls and EVERYTHING are painted dark green. I would be trying to cook with a flashlight in my pocket in there! I like a lot of these you have shown because we all love your green china cabinet. You should look at the kitchen on Addicted 2 Decorating blog, too.

  6. Looks great, but I'm afraid I might tire of it quickly! Though, and island or a pantry cabinet painted in a saturated color might not be a bad idea since it will be quick switcheroo once you tire of the color.

  7. Not sure if you made it to the Designer Showhouse this past weekend (and the weekend prior) in Edmond. But they had painted all of the living room cabinetry and wainscoting bright green plus the two giant bamboo light fixtures. My mom (Donna Wight) and I went, and several times commented that these designers were decorating just like you have (bold green, pink candlesticks - literally looked like they had re-created from your tutorial blog post, bamboo, black and white, etc)! We decided you're a trendsetter even for the local professionals!! :)

  8. Green color also have a major impact in my home. everything looks so pretty...especially love your cabinet doors.

  9. I agree with Scribbler you should really visit Addicted 2 Decorating she has designed and built a beautiful kitchen using stock cabinets. She is a huge inspiration to anyone trying to do it yourself.


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