A Fresh Paint Color We Love For The Kitchen (So, NO, It’s Not White, Blue or Black)

updated May 3, 2019
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I love both blue and black kitchens and all their loveliness and drama, but after seeing 50 million of them over the past couple of years, I start itching for something new to make my eyes happy. So it’s refreshing to see another shade emerge lately as contender for the role of hottest kitchen color.

We’re calling it “bruised” green —anything from olive to army to deep forest. These hues don’t have the glamour of emerald, or the friendly accessibility of kelly green —they are more muddy and down-to-earth over opulent. Sophisticated yet oh so cozy at the same time.

(Image credit: Naked Kitchens)

The Ladbroke Kitchen from Naked Kitchens used a green known for its ability to blend in with the landscape, yet it looks beautiful with the brass backsplash. The space is unassuming but stunning in its minimalism.

Paint: Invisible Green paint by Little Greene

(Image credit: Plain English)

The Osea Kitchen from Plain English in their Marylebone showroom. No word on what paint they used, but the light green is both utilitarian and elegant.

(Image credit: Instagram)

This kitchen spotted on photographer Gene Pease’s Instagram looks cozy and feels like it’s giving you a big hug.

Paint: Sorrel Leaf by Behr

(Image credit: House & Garden)

Antiques dealer and interior designer Adam Bray from House & Garden has a kitchen that feels quietly luxurious.

Paint: Camo 19′ from Papers and Paints

A green kitchen from Vancouver’s Love It Or List It, designed by Jillian Harris.

Paint: Forest Floor by Benjamin Moore

(Image credit: House & Home)

This kitchen from a former House & Home Art Director reads as a moody neutral.

Paint: Dark Olive from Benjamin Moore

(Image credit: DISC Interiors)

Glen Lawson (of Lawson Fenning) installed traditional cabinets in his Loz Feliz Home, designed by DISC Interiors. The warm cabinets pair nicely with the cold white marble.

Paint: Custom milk paint mixed to match Olive Bark by Pratt & Lambert