Green Kitchen Cabinets

By Kate Riley September 14, 2016

Years ago I painted the center island in my white kitchen a pale gray green (Ben Moore’s ‘Camouflage’) and I’ve loved it ever since. Today I was at Home Depot beginning my search for cabinets for the kitchen at the flip house, and I’ve had green on my mind for some time.

I’m considering a white + gray/green cabinet combo using white cabinets above and greenish cabinets below. (Catch of the glimpse of the old kitchen cabinets here). I’m looking for a brand that offers a pale gray green and I found two potential candidates, Ocean Floor from Martha Stewart and the Zeus color by Decora, both are pale sage greens, the Martha color leans more gray. Decisions decisions…

 gray green kitchen cabinet colors

Green is a beautiful choice for painted kitchen cabinets, it has an organic feel since it taps into the color we see most in nature. I’ve spied several kitchens popping up in designer spaces with cabinets painted in various shades of green. Most are brighter or deeper shades of green than I’m considering but all quite lovely.


 pale green contemporary kitchen cabinets

elle decoration

 green cabinets stylemepretty

style me pretty

 green base kitchen cabinets

workbook by westbrook

 apple green kitchen cabinets

new york times

 green painted peninsula


 green kitchen cabinets

jillian harris

 green kitchen makerista

the makerista

 green cabinets in kitchen

teddy edwards

 army green cabinets

gregory mellor

 olive green frameless cabinet

naked kitchens

 forest green kitchen

deVOL kitchens

Is green the new gray with kitchen cabinets? If so, I’m on board.



  1. I favor the Martha Stewart design but the other is very sleek and modern. Good luck with your decision, either will be beautiful.

    • Thanks Ming! The second image for Zeus is only the color, not the door style, but you’re right I do love a contemporary door fron too. :)

  2. We just purchased a major cosmetic fixer upper, and I painted my kitchen cabinets a gray green. (A mix of SW Useful Gray and Analytical Gray) I love them…they look a little more gray in the day and a little more green at night.

  3. I used “Mexican Feather Grass” from the Ralph Lauren color line (I think it’s Benjamin Moore) and I love it. I used it on some walls. It was the first color I’ve used that looks exactly the way I expected it to after it was applied. I love the idea of doing my cabinets in a version of “griege”.

  4. I have always loved green in my decor – everything from blue greens to gray greens. The kitchen in the third image is to die for! I can’t wait to see your progress on the flip.

  5. I like both of your choices! I love green cabinets, but I am happy with my white. Who can forget the fabulous green kitchen on Fixer Upper last season? Emily Clark just did green cabinets in her kitchen and a couple of others I’m thinking of are Erica Powell’s kitchen and Edie Wadsworth’s beverage area. All are gorgeous!! I prefer the more subtle grayish greens though. :)

  6. I have those Martha Stewart cabinets from Home Depot in ocean bottom and really like them. I painted the walls a soft shade of white. Hope you share your choice. Good luck!

  7. I just finished my kitchen with those Martha Stewart ocean floor cabinets for the bottom with white for the upper cabinets. I love how it looks!

  8. LOVE deVOL kitchens. Wish they had a U.S. arm to their business.
    Thank you for the images of your progress. Has this home been more difficult to redesign and implement than your previous spaces?
    You have an impressive design skill, and a knack for making it look simple. : )

  9. I never thought I would be considering green kitchen cabinets but I’m loving all of these different shades of green! We are having our cabinets refinished in a few weeks and I actually think I’m leaning towards one of the dark shades of green. I’m with you–green as the new grey!

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