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Who thought I would ever love anything but a pristine white kitchen? For years, I've coveted the clean look of white cabinetry and marble countertops. I always believed (and still do) that a white kitchen is perfectly timeless and can easily be updated with nothing more than hardware. But now, these dark green kitchens have been popping up everywhere and I can't get enough of them! Check out what I've been drooling over:

I love this floor-to-ceiling green cabinetry. Throw in a few warm wood accents, copper pots and an apron sink and I'm ready to move in. Actually, I might change those white knobs. Am I being too fussy?

This cabinetry is a touch more olive and I'm head-over-heels. The white subway tiles brighten up the space and look great paired with all the vintage-rustic touches like the faucet and dining chairs. Now, those knobs and drawer pulls are just perfect!

You may remember this shot from page 77 of our January 2012 issue (Trend #6: Weathered Kitchens & Sky-High Subway Tiles). Dark green walls make a similar statement in the kitchen shown above, without the pain and commitment of repainting cupboards and cabinets.

The formula seems pretty simple: dark green + brass + weathered wood + copper pots. Easy enough, right?

Will you be renovating your kitchen? Find plenty of inspiration in our Kitchen Design & Decorating guide.

Photo credits:
1. Crush Cul de Sac blog
2, 3. Gregory Mellor
4, 5. House & Home January 2012 issue, photography by Tara Striano


Reiko Caron

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