Your Guide to Green Kitchen Cabinets: Shopping, Design, and Installation
A kitchen with green cabinets can be surprisingly versatile stylistically and can give a trendy, earthy, or even Victorian feel to your home depending on the shade of green, type of cabinet finish, door style, countertops, and hardware you choose. Be it designing dark green kitchen cabinets with old-world beadboard charm or aiming for the zen flair of light green kitchen cabinets with raised panel doors, the Kitchen Search team is at your service to help create the green kitchen of your dreams.
Why Opt for Green Cabinets in Your Kitchen?
Green kitchen cabinets can add an enormous amount of personality and flair to any kitchen. All you have to do is decide on a shade – and with it, a design concept. A calming light sage green can create a peaceful setting in the busiest part of your home. An earthy, deep-hued moss green can bring the outdoors in while glamming up your kitchen if paired with other trendy elements like crystal hardware or gold fixtures. Or maybe you’re a bit of a traditionalist who happens to love pops of color and you’d love your home to harken to a bygone era. In this case, you might opt for a Victorian-inspired emerald green shade for your kitchen cabinets and pair it with warm butcherblock countertops and cream notes for your paint and backsplash. This is not your green linoleum of the 1970s or the green laminate trend of the 1990s. Green has come back into style in a huge way, largely thanks to having this kind of versatility.
Another reason to choose green cabinets when choosing to modernize your kitchen is to maintain its charm and uniqueness. Seemingly uncommon colors, like green, can make your kitchen a memorable one. How many white kitchens have you seen? Probably too many to count! This crowd-pleasing effect might be ideal for home flippers or those afraid to rock the design boat, but wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a bit of yourself shine through your new kitchen instead? After all, it’s you who will be spending the greatest amount of time there. It should speak to your personal style.
And don’t worry, that’s certainly not to say that green isn’t a popular choice. It is becoming more and more common to see pops of color introduced into newly installed kitchens, and, increasingly, home buyers are flocking to this sort of charming and thoughtful design for their future homes over their cookie-cutter competition.
Top Material Choices for Green Cabinets
When it comes to choosing green kitchen cabinets, you’ve got quite an array of materials to consider including stainless steel, melamine, metal, wood, and thermofoil, among others. While solid wood cabinets might be the obvious choice at first glance, it’s worth noting that the best pick for your kitchen can actually vary quite a bit depending on the design you’re aiming for and the budget you’re working with. We’ve broken down these material options for you, below. Nevertheless, it’s advisable that you consult with our Kitchen Search design team. They can help you figure out the best choice for your space, needs, budget, and style preferences.
Solid Wood Cabinets
Solid wood cabinets usually come with a higher price tag compared to other options because they’re built to last, offer the possibility of future refinishing, have a substantial feel, and maintain a classic appearance. They’re available in various wood species, grain patterns, and stain choices. You’ll find options like oak, maple, cherry, and walnut. Opting for green solid wood cabinets can give any room a bold and high-quality boost. Though these cabinets are tough and easy to fix, they might need a bit more attention than other materials. But they’re also eco-friendly because they’re made from renewable resources that break down quickly and naturally.
Stainless Steel Cabinets
Stainless steel cabinets work wonderfully in contemporary, industrial, or European-style kitchens. They’re prized for their durability and easy upkeep, which are key in busy commercial kitchens. But it’s not just there – they’re also becoming a sought-after choice in residential spaces.
Melamine is essentially particle board material that is coated with smooth resin. Among the material options, these cabinets are on the more budget-friendly side. They’re easy to maintain and clean and come in a wide range of colors and styles. However, some people might notice they lack the premium feel of solid wood cabinets and unlike solid wood, you can’t really refinish melamine cabinets which often means replacement if any major part of them becomes damaged after some time. For this reason, you’ll want to make sure you take great care of your cabinets if you choose to use melamine for your cabinet construction.
Metal cabinets offer a range of colors and cabinet door styles. They can help facilitate a vintage theme but are also versatile in that they can work with eclectic and modern styles as well. They’re very low maintenance and easy to clean, but they can be vulnerable to scratches and dents which can lead to the need for replacement, similar to melamine cabinets.
Thermofoil cabinets are made from MDF wood and a vinyl veneer. The veneer effectively protects the moisture-sensitive MDF, thus making it a suitable choice for environments with high humidity or other moisture, like kitchens and bathrooms. This material is characterized by its smooth and uniform appearance and comes in a wide array of colors and patterns. It can even emulate the appearance of natural wood. However, it’s worth considering that over time, the vinyl veneer could delaminate and is typically susceptible to scratches.
Popular Door Design Options for Green Cabinets
With the ideal material and a striking green theme for your kitchen cabinets chosen, the next step is determining what style of cabinet doors best matches your taste. Fortunately, there’s a multitude of door styles on the market. Among the most common are shaker, flat (or slab), raised, and European panel styles, but alternatives like beadboard, arched cathedral, and mission styles are also popular choices. Read through the following brief description of each style and consider which would be the best choice for your new kitchen:
Opting for green cabinets might not be traditional, but this coloring still pairs well with the classic choice of shaker-style doors. These doors are essentially made by framing a flat panel with simple trim. Though they have quite a long history of use, shaker-style doors are a versatile style and can seamlessly integrate into various design concepts.
Flat or Slab Style
For a modern touch, consider flat panel doors for their sleek appearance and functionality. This door style is most commonly used in contemporary kitchens and is often linked with the minimalist movement and European design concepts. However, they are also versatile in their own right, and this typically depends on the color and accessories chosen. If you opt for handles or knobs, it can greatly tone down the modern design. If you do without handles, you can pump up the modern aesthetic.
Raised Panel Style
Raised panel doors are designed with a central panel that is elevated within a framed border. Typically, the border features the same raised profile as the central panel and a distinctive groove separates the two. This type of door design is commonly associated with more traditional kitchen styles.
European-style doors fully cover the cabinet frame. This door style is an excellent fit for minimalistic kitchen designs. Their versatility allows them to seamlessly work in both traditional and modern aesthetics. For a more traditional feel, a natural wood grain can be chosen, while green cabinet doors would be well-suited for a modern look.
Essential Accessories for Green Kitchen Cabinets
The practicality of kitchen cabinets greatly depends on the accessories, shelves, and inserts installed within them. Features like cabinet pulls, handles, trash can storage pull-outs, and drawer organizers play a pivotal role in turning your stylish green cabinets into efficient storage solutions. At Kitchen Search, you’ll discover an extensive range that includes:
- Pegboard Drawers
- Charging Drawers
- Simple and Double-Tier Cutlery Drawers
- Wire Peg Inserts (for things like Pots and Pans)
- Deep Roll-Out Trays (for things like appliances and other miscellaneous items)
- Stemware and Bottle Holders
- Wall Spin Trays
- Half-Moon Pull-Outs
- Basket Pull-Outs
- Pantry Pull-Outs
- Tray Pull-Outs
- Spice Pull-Outs
See our catalog for even more accessory options.
Finishes That Complement Green Cabinets
Cabinet finishes affect not only a kitchen’s style but also its durability, cleaning methods, and upkeep demands. There are many options to finish your green cabinets with, including paint, stain, glaze, laminate, distressed, veneer, natural, high-gloss, matte, patina, glass, and virtually any blend of these choices. To pinpoint the best finish for your cabinets, reach out to a Kitchen Search Specialist. We’d be happy to guide you to the kitchen of your dreams.
Key Features of Kitchen Search’s Green Cabinets
We are all about people. We love serving and helping our customers make their kitchen projects easier and more fun! You can rest assured that you are in good hands and getting the best design service when you work with the Kitchen Search team. Our simple and easy 3-step process makes your time investment minimal while allowing you to leave with the assurance that you are making the right decision. During our initial call, we will answer all the questions you might have. To contact us, call or text: 215-253-5800. You can also schedule a 15-minute video consultation at kitchensearch.com/go.
Price Range of Kitchen Search’s Green Cabinets
Our prices are typically 30-50% lower than big box stores. This is the best alternative to traditional kitchen buying out there! We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy quality cabinetry at a better price.
Green Cabinet Projects Undertaken by Kitchen Search
When we hear the word “fresh”, this kitchen is now what comes to mind for the Kitchen Search team. The owners were adamant about providing a splash of joy to their kitchen cabinets, and they accomplished this by paring uplifting mint green lowers with complementary bright white uppers. Our designers wanted to ensure a tasteful approach when using such a unique color, so they brought in traditional touches by opting for a subway tile backsplash and special shaker-style doors that feature a thick main outer frame and thin inner trim around the sleek center panel. The white marble countertops and brass sink and pulls with open shelving provide both glam and coziness to the space. We couldn’t be happier with how well green kitchen cabinets worked in this home.
Elevate Your Kitchen with Stylish Green Cabinets from Kitchen Search
Ready to bring a new vibe to your kitchen? Look no further than Kitchen Search – your trusted partner in turning your kitchen dreams into a reality.
At Kitchen Search, we understand that your kitchen is more than just a place to prepare meals; it’s the heart of your home where cherished memories are made. Our thoughtfully curated range of green cabinets offers the perfect canvas to shape a space that truly suits you.
Whether you’re captivated by the trendy allure, the eclectic charm, the chic elegance, or the earthy vibes of green kitchens, our Kitchen Search design is prepared to tailor each design to fit your unique style. Our unwavering commitment to quality guarantees that your green cabinets aren’t just beautiful, but also durable.
Our team of experts is dedicated to guiding you through every step of the journey – from envisioning your dream kitchen to choosing the perfect green cabinets and overseeing installation. With unmatched craftsmanship and a dedication to customer satisfaction, Kitchen Search is your partner from start to finish for your kitchen remodel.