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When It Comes to Kitchen Cabinets, Green Is the New White

A kitchen with rich green cabinets and a white tile backsplash.
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There have been more than a few interior design staples to emerge over the last few years, including open-concept floor plans and white kitchen cabinets. Now, however, another color seems to be taking over the kitchen, and those snow-colored cabinets might be on their way out.

Semihandmade—a company that manufactures aftermarket cabinet door upgrades for IKEA—published a prediction that green cabinets will soon be the new white. Although unexpected, the shade’s versatility seems to be the main reason for its popularity.

“But green cabinets aren’t just a trend,” Rebecca Deczynski explained on the company’s site. “They can brighten up a space even more than all-white panels would, lend a dramatic accent even better than a coat of black paint, and look as calming as a pared-back gray. Simply put, it’s the non-neutral neutral that can give any style of kitchen a totally revived look.”

There’s some compelling evidence that green cabinets are rising through the ranks. Semihandmade cites Benjamin Moore’s 2021 paint color of the year, Aegean Teal, as an indicator that green tones are in. The green cabinets in actress Dakota Johnson’s Los Angeles home have also gone viral on TikTok.

If you want to see a few ways you can work some green into your own space, you can check out all the suggestions over at Semihandmade.

Shea Simmons Shea Simmons
Shea Simmons is an Atlanta-based writer who has written about everything from whether Crisco is a good moisturizer to how to KonMari your space. Her work has appeared in Bustle, My First Apartment, and Make It Grateful. Read Full Bio »

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