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The New Trend: Green is the New Gray!

Updated: May 24, 2022

Inspiring Green Kitchen Ideas for 2022: Sage Green, Olive, Emerald and More

If redecorating your kitchen is at the top of your to-do list for 2022, there is one colour leading the way and inspiring the heart of the home more than any other. Our research revealed that Google searches related to green kitchens are up year-on-year by 52% and interior designers everywhere are scanning the spectrum as the colour green makes its mark. A natural colour to complement kitchens, this year’s trending colour draws on the understated hues of fresh herbs and produce like sage and olive - and for those dreaming of a more statement shade, decadent emerald and deep forest greens are in demand. No matter your desired aesthetic, look no further as we explore the most inspiring green kitchen ideas for 2022.

Kitchen by Jean Stoffer| Features our MIX Straight Handle with Backplate& Longbridge Pullin our burnished brass finish

Why green is our 2022 kitchen color of the year We’ve been admiring all things green for a while at Armac Martin - in fact, last year we featured the colour in both our blog on 6 colourful kitchens and as an interior design trend for autumn winter 21, so what is it about this organic colour we’re coveting? Abundant with harmonious properties, it’s no doubt the timing of the green kitchen trend is a direct reaction to nearly two years of life as we’ve never known it before. As we crave a renewed sense of living, we’re consciously inviting calm and serenity into our homes when we choose interiors now - and green is a natural choice to make our living spaces a true sanctuary. The beauty of the colour green also stems from its versatility. With a shade suited to all moods, green suits both traditional and modern styles of decor in equal measure and so when redecorating, it’s no wonder we’re embracing green interiors. From sage green kitchen design ideas to finding your perfect green colour scheme, we have all the inspiration you need to make your dream green kitchen come to life this year. The rise of green kitchens It seems green is the new grey when it comes to kitchen colours for 2022. A quick search for green kitchens on Instagram returns over 90,000 results and with colours varying from muted grey-greens to vibrant and verdant greens, this healing colour yields a hue to satisfy every interior style.

Kitchen by Canavan Interiors | Features our Leebank Handle & T-Bar in our satin antique satin lacquered finish Jason Canavan, Director of Canavan Interiors comments, ‘We used a subtle green shade but a strong tone to create a central focus. The colour is Zoffany “Cobble stone” and it primarily a neutral grey base with warm green undertones which is enhanced with accents of antique brass Armac Martin hardware and the statement worktop with its striking gold veining.’

Kitchen by Thomas Ford & Sons| Features our Cotswold Drawer Pull& Bun Knobin our burnished brass finish Exploring green kitchen design When it comes to green kitchen colour schemes, there are so many options to complement all things green. Our research revealed that green and grey is the most popular combination when users search for green kitchen ideas on Google - in 2021, green and grey accounted for around 41% of all ‘green & [colour] kitchens’ type searches. If grey isn’t for you, then you may want to explore green and white kitchen ideas for a refreshing look. Add rattan elements and luscious leafy botanicals for interiors reminiscent of the tropics. If you’re in search of a complementary colour, think pink. This popular duo appears opposite each other on the colour wheel meaning they effortlessly enhance one another. If you’re painting with pink, experiment with faded tones like Zoffany’s ‘Tuscan’ and Little Greene’s ‘Roman Plaster’ or style pink in your kitchen by choosing pink tiles or incorporating hints of the colour through your artwork and decorative details.

Kitchen by Planet Furniture | Features our Queslett Pull & Queslett Square Knob in our burnished brass finish

Kitchen by Herringbone Kitchens | Features our Kingsheath Handle& Kingsheath Knob in our burnished brass finish Choosing the right colour green for your kitchen If you’re not sure which colour green to commit to in your kitchen, think about the space you have to work with, the mood you’d like to create and whether you want the colour to make a feature or quietly add interest. Leanne Dunn, Director of Planet Furniture says, ‘Choosing the right green for your kitchen can be a complex process as lots of elements should be taken into account. Natural light plays a major role, as do ceiling height and window position. Lots of light and space lend themselves to darker or bolder shades. Your choice of worktop and tiling will also influence the shade - natural finishes such as oak and granite look great with lighter greens whereas bright white offers a striking contrast to deeper shades.’ LIGHT VS. DARK GREEN KITCHENS

Kitchen by Planet Furniture| Features our Queslett Square Knob in our burnished brass finish If you’re wondering whether to go light or dark, Leanne Dunn, Director of Planet Furniture notes, ‘Light green kitchens can make the space look a lot bigger, especially if the colour is teamed with another light colour, such as soft pink or shades of beige. A deep, dark green will suit a large kitchen where the space is not restricted and the natural light is coming into the room through different angles.’ William Durrant, Owner and Director of Herringbone Kitchens advises, ‘A darker colour will show more buffs and fingerprints; if you have little ones with curious hands or can't stand to see marks, lean towards lighter greens.’ Stylish green kitchen colour schemes Giving green the go-ahead in your kitchen is certain to bring a sense of renewal into your home and there are endless ways to incorporate the colour into your kitchen. From painted cabinets and walls to the addition of green tiles or upholstery as an accent colour, now is the time to make it evergreen in the kitchen.

Kitchen by Shape London | Features our MIX Diamond Handle & Diamond Knob in our satin antique satin lacquered finish Here are some of our favourite green kitchen colours to consider, each creating its own inspiring look. NO.1 SAGE GREEN KITCHEN

Kitchen by Gunter & Co | Features our Kingsheath Handle & Kingsheath Knob in our polished brass finish If you’re seeking sage green kitchen ideas, you’ll be in good company; Our research revealed that Google recently reported a 94% increase in searches globally for 2021.⁠ The colour is often at the top of the list for country kitchens, however, it’s now steadily steering the design of more contemporary aesthetics too. NO.2 EMERALD GREEN KITCHEN

Kitchen by Hetherington Newman | Features our Sparkbrook Handle in our burnished brass finish A regal shade that epitomises elegance, emerald green kitchens are a popular choice for luxury interiors. The richness of this colour works especially well with burnished brass details to give kitchens extra luxe appeal. NO.3 MINT GREEN KITCHEN

Kitchen by Thomas Ford & Sons | Features our Cotswold Drawer Pull & Bun Knob in our satin brass lacquered finish For a modern green kitchen design, mint green is a firm favourite. This soothing pastel shade looks great with marble worktops and equally suits polished brass or silver-toned hardware. NO.4 DARK GREEN KITCHEN

Kitchen by McClark Bespoke Kitchens | Features our MIX Diamond Knob with burnished brass on matt black lacquered Deep forest greens are sure to make guests go green with envy. The bold use of a darker colour suits open plan settings where the design leads into a dining area. Try a deep green velvet to give seating areas a decadent appearance.


Kitchen by Newcastle Design | Features our Cotswold Cup Pull, Cupboard Latch & Bun Knob in our burnished brass finish Bring colour to your kitchen with painted cabinets in teal green. This striking earthy colour works well in open-plan settings, adding instant depth.⁠ To warm up the look, opt for traditional brass accents and natural woods.⁠ Whether you go all-out green this year and paint your cabinets in stylish sage green or opt for a few emerald green design elements to makeover your kitchen, there’s no doubt green kitchens are here to stay in 2022 and beyond. For more green kitchen design ideas, follow Aramac Martin on Pinterest. Contact Tampa Decorative Hardware and we'll order it for you! We are an Armac preferred vendor.

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