Green kitchens are having more than a moment – they're having a year. And now, they're set to dominate interior design trends in the seasons ahead.
These natural-toned spaces may already be admired for their bold but earthly aesthetic. However, the growing awareness – and importance – of domestic wellbeing has allowed the green kitchen to take on a new meaning for 2022.
But what makes this color so beneficial? Here, the experts share the green kitchen ideas you need to know about before your next renovation.
Why are green kitchens good for wellness?(opens in new tab)
We all wish we could live our lives' just a little bit more outside than in', begins deVOL's (opens in new tab) Creative Director, Helen Parker. 'Not totally outside with no walls for comfort or that feeling of being home and safe, but the idea of being surrounded by nature and all its benefits.'
It's a desire that many hope to incorporate in their homes, but Helen has the solution to the widespread craving.
'Green kitchens are a top color choice, especially for people who can't face the care required to look after plants but still want to feel the positive vibes of such a fresh and vibrant color which reminds us so much of nature and the outdoors,' she says.(opens in new tab)
If you need more convincing to go bold with the paintbrush, fear not. Helen is not alone in her admiration for this earthy hue. Instead, designer and founder of the eponymous kitchen company, Tom Howley (opens in new tab), further reinforces Helen's adoration for this wellness trend.
'Wellness, sustainability, and interiors with a distinct sense of personality have been prominent trends throughout 2021,' he explains. However, unlike last year, Tom suggests that 2022 will see a 'move in this direction with our interior schemes.'
'People are also becoming increasingly brave with color, opting for adventurous earthy tones and brilliantly bold hues,' he says.(opens in new tab)
Sharing his sage green kitchen ideas, Tom emphasizes that green is a color that is instantly associable to nature – meaning it can '[reconnect] us with our surroundings [and create] moments of calm and positivity.'
This year, we're prioritizing kitchen color ideas that look good – but make us feel great. You have all the permission you need.
Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc’s homes titles, including Livingetc and Homes & Gardens. As a News Writer, she often focuses on micro-trends, wellbeing, celebrity-focused pieces, and everything IKEA.
Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and expansive collection of houseplants.
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