This Cabinet Color Will Help Your Kitchen Feel “Less Sterile,” According to a Celebrity Chef

updated Apr 30, 2021
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Conversations around kitchen cabinet colors have been happening with increasing frequency since the pandemic began. And it’s not hard to see why: with more cooking at home, people are yearning to make their kitchens more exciting to be in. An easy way to do that? Refresh your cabinets with a little bit of colorful paint — and for celebrity chef Curtis Stone, it’s all about the deep green.

Stone — who recently led a cooking demo with Wolferman’s Bakery for National English Muffin Day and understands the whole “spending more time in the home kitchen” thing — uses dark green to make his cooking space feel less boring. “Traditionally cabinets sort of just blend in, the whole kitchen has felt a little generic. The cabinets are usually light in color, and so is the tile, so is the stone,” Stone told Apartment Therapy. “It can all just fit a bit sterile and we really wanted it to feel quite warm.”

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In order to prevent this blandness from happening, Stone went with a green that he described as “slightly deeper than a hunter green.” By combining that color tone with brass handles, he was able to create a warm backdrop for all moments of the day, from breakfast with his kids in the morning to winding down at the island at night.

An additional component that really makes the dark green cabinets shine is the white subway tile backsplash. Against stark white, the rich green cabinets pop and grab more attention. So a good takeaway tip is if you’re going for a moodier cabinet color, incorporate some lightness into other kitchen details to create an eye-catching contrast.

If you’re feeling kind of meh about your kitchen these days, grab a paintbrush and a can of dark green paint. You’ll thank Stone later.