Green is the most common color in nature - the color of life, freshness, strength. Forming a mixture of two opposites - warm yellow paint and cold blue, it is the embodiment of harmony and balance. It is an ideal color for decorating the working areas of the house - kitchen and study. Kitchens of green flowers are invigorating and cheerful in the morning, and in the evening - soothe and set on rest.
- Green color in the design of interiors is considered one of the most versatile. Professionals value him for his ability to animate, soften, and add spontaneity to thoughtful spaces;
- This color has an incredible number of shades: emerald, jade, jadeite, apple, lime, olive, pistachio, lime, mint, pear, khaki, etc. Combining different variations of green with other colors, you can create different moods and visual effects.
Our goal is to use these properties as efficiently as possible and create the desired atmosphere by selecting the right additional colors for the desired green shade.
For those who are in the process of finding ideas for their new, future or already existing green kitchen, we have compiled a list of the most successful combinations and collected a large selection of photos of successful "green interiors".
5 general rules
Creating a "green design" of the kitchen, you need to keep in mind several recommendations:
- Ideally, if you are in the planning stage of green kitchen design, it is advisable to start with headset selection, furniture, an apron, a table-top and technics and only then to start to search for a tone of a paint or wall-paper;
- For all the universality of green, you need to take into account some of the subtleties of applying its hues. Bright green tones (lime, ripe pear, chartreuse) are not desirable for the design of large surfaces. These active shades can be decorated only with an accent wall in the kitchen of low-key scale (an example in the photo below). And dark green (myrtle, coniferous, aspragus, etc.), on the contrary, are revealed on large surfaces.
- To decorate the kitchen facing south, green tones with a greater proportion of blue should be used, that is: turquoise, mint, gray-green, jade, malachite, emerald, mossy. And for kitchens facing north, green shades with a predominantly yellow note, that is, olive, marsh, lime, chartreuse, pear, will do.
- Try to adhere to the rule: muffled, dusty, and also deep, dark shades are appropriate in the interior of strict, classical, traditional, minimalistic or men's kitchens.
The predominance of clean, bright colors is more suitable for modern styles, for example, Scandinavian. Although, this is probably not a rule, it's just a recommendation. Take a look at the following photo of a classic and at the same time modern dining room. Pistachio and lime in combination with a beige background and accents in the form of orange and pink look quite harmonious.
- If large spaces can be made out in any scale, then small kitchens - only with a predominance of light colors. For example, the kitchen can be white, and the walls are light green. Or vice versa: the kitchen is green, and the walls are in white. If this is a green wallpaper, then they should have an unobtrusive drawing that "does not eat" the space (photo below).
Match colors correctly
Combination with white color - universal and win-win
White and green cuisine is the most classical and harmonious combination. To this duo, you can add any color accents and do not worry much about the proportions.
A kitchen of pistachio color or a colder mint in combination with white walls and pink inclusions looks fresh and tender.
Mint and gray-green kitchens in combination with a light finish and wood are suitable for a modern kitchen with a hint of country.
Olive-colored kitchen organically looks in the interior in the style of country, Provence, English and American classics.
Kitchen in the green color of an almost acidic shade, perhaps, is combined only with a white background.
Here are the interesting kitchens with green bottom and white top.
Even more common is the second variant of white-green kitchen, when the furniture and furniture are white, and the walls are light green, dark green, gray-green, etc.
Pistachio color in the interior of the kitchen in combination with white and warm wood shades, as in the photo below, looks warm and cozy.
Walls of olive color - appropriate in the interior of the kitchen of any style, both modern and traditional.
Bright grassy shade of walls with white kitchen.
Bright lime, apple, pear shades are very active, so it is appropriate only on a fragment of the wall.
The dark green walls in the kitchen, combined with white, look less gloomy. In a small kitchen, dark green wallpaper in half the wall like in the photo below will not make the kitchen less.
Gray-green and light green walls - this is the base color, which will fit in any interior, especially good for small kitchens and kitchens, sustained in the classical style.
Combination with shades of brown (beige, woody, wenge) - classic and soothing
Another classic combination is green and brown or beige colors, which can be presented in the form of wooden furniture, a brick wall, tiles on the floor and an apron, etc.
Kitchen beige with green wallpaper in a cage.
Combination with orange - for a healthy appetite
Orange and green are two self-sufficient, bright colors that are simply created for kitchens and canteens, as they increase appetite and mood. To not get tired of an abundance of bright colors of lime, pear, grass and orange, use them in a 1: 3 ratio. The best background for this union is white, and the inclusion of pink, yellow, and blue shades will be able to dilute it.
Combination with pink - for the spring mood in the kitchen and in the shower
In nature, pink, like the color of roses, peonies, tulips, sakura and other flowers, always neighbors with green. Therefore, this is another harmonious combination, which is often used in interior design.
To create a spring mood, combine gentle shades (for example, green, pistachio) with a pink color of different saturation.
A bright mix of lime and fuchsia should be balanced with a restrained background (turn the photo to the right).
More about the rose kitchen.
Combination with blue and blue - a symbol of the planet and harmony
Blue and blue, like the colors of the sky and water, harmoniously complement the gentle, slightly saturated green shades in the next photo compilation.
Green in accents
Since this color is universal and combined with all the colors of the rainbow, it can be included almost in the interior of any kitchen in the form of indoor plants, accessories, textiles, furniture and decor.