A color that's easy to live with, moss green evokes the great outdoors. White cabinets and light butcher-block counters are a pleasing combination with these walls.
Like leaves turning colors in early autumn, this kitchen combines greens, golds, and browns into a nature-inspired palette. A bright green finish makes the cabinets and island stand out against their brown counterparts.
Painting the upper cabinets' beaded-board backs the same shade of green creates a dramatic spot for displaying white pottery. The variegated subway tile backsplash features earth tones that draw the cabinets, woodwork, and hardwood floor into a harmonious whole.
Pistachio-green cabinetry with a distressed finish and detailed moldings makes this kitchen look as though it could be original to this 90-year-old home. Subtly patterned wallpaper and granite countertops in tone-on-tone beige add a sense of luxury while letting the cabinetry take center stage. The arched valance over the sink mimics the arched limestone range hood on the opposite wall. Both display creamy tones that suit the room's soothing color palette.
As refreshing as a dip in the ocean, this kitchen pairs seafoam-green cabinets with a white floor and accessories for a simple cottage look. White dishes and serving pieces stand out against a matching painted-green beaded-board backdrop. Stainless-steel appliances add a subtle gleam, while a red brick backsplash adds color and texture. To perfect your cottage kitchen, keep in mind that cottage style embraces pastels, so add pale yellow and blue accessories at will.
Fresh green cabinets add blocks of color to a simple kitchen sheathed in neutral beige and white. Richly stained walnut countertops and a coordinating wine rack above the fridge infuse the room with the warmth of wood. Using coarsely woven storage baskets on open shelves adds interesting texture to the mix.
Mixed cabinetry finishes, rustic ceiling beams, and a furniture-style island give this earthy kitchen a farmhouse quality that belies its real age (circa 1990s). Mossy greens and browns -- inspired by a wooded rural setting -- give the cabinets a distressed finish, as if layers of paint had been applied over time. The sink base wears a rich brown wood finish, as do the maple countertops. An apron-front soapstone sink adds to the classic farmhouse flavor.