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11. Deviate from white in a small space. This kitchen trounces the so-called rule that small spaces should be pale in color. This luscious olive-sludge green features on every cabinet right up to the ceiling on three walls, and it doesn’t overwhelm the space at all. However, there’s a little trick at play. The cabinets ahead and on the left are glass-fronted, with a pale shade inside and interior lighting. This little touch creates depth where solid green could have felt a touch top-heavy. The crisp white ceiling and pale marble “sandwich filling” also play a key part in providing visual harmony. Tell us: Does your kitchen feature green? If not, would you like it to? Tell us in the Comments below.MoreSeeing Green: Some Kitchens Ditch White for Mother Nature’s NeutralCooking With Color: When to Use Green in the Kitchen
Olive works for clothing — and kitchens. Green is definitely having a moment in fashion, with olive’s being particularly strong. For a fun fashion detour, check out an assemblage of the dozens of green designs among the spring 2017 collections from the recent fall runway shows, by bloggers Tom & Lorenzo. “We are definitely seeing olive on the rise,” says Andrea Lucena-Orr, color planning and communications manager for DuluxGroup in Australia. “[The] 2017 colors have beautiful, deep, almost army greens.” Though Lucena-Orr hasn’t yet seen this color translate to kitchens, it is on the horizon in terms of trend forecasting. “We are certainly seeing the olive green in other living spaces coming through,” she says.
Eat your greens. These days, more sophisticated kitchens are bringing dusky green tones to the fore, after a run of shades like sage, apple and lime. Perhaps it’s all that kale we’ve been adding to our smoothies!Here, the use of glass-fronted cabinets, glossy marble and clever lighting prevents the look from being too heavy in a small space.Cooking With Color: When to Use Green in the Kitchen