This kitchen wellness trend is a stylish alternative to house plants for 2022

This designer-approved hue will fill your kitchen in nature's benefits – and provoke positivity for the new year

Green painted kitchen by deVOL
(Image credit: deVOL)

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? 

Green painted kitchen by deVOL

(Image credit: deVOL)

We all wish we could live our lives' just a little bit more outside than in', begins deVOL's 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. 

Green painted kitchen by deVOL

(Image credit: deVOL)

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, 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. 

Green painted kitchen by deVOL

(Image credit: deVOL)

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 Slack

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team.


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 whilst 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.


Megan currently lives in London, where she relocated from her hometown in Yorkshire. In her home, she experiments with interior design trends and draws inspiration from the home decor ideas she observes in her everyday work life. Her favorite pieces include her antique typewriter and her expansive collection of houseplants. When she isn’t writing, she is browsing London’s coffee shops and bookstores to add to her ever-growing library, taking over the open shelving in her apartment.