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7 decorating tips to achieve a GREEN kitchen – from easy accents to furniture ideas and backsplash, green is the perfect kitchen color for a lagoon-front home with stunning outdoor landscaping.

Outdoor rustic home that brings the outside into it's interior decor.

Last week, I had the opportunity of a lifetime: I got to visit the HGTV® Dream Home 2017! It’s located in St. Simon, Georgia which is the largest island in the Golden Isles, just off the coast near Jacksonville, Florida. It’s a stunning island that’s bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and several creeks and lagoons. It’s a stunning place to vacation and I can’t wait to share all about it with you, but today I want to talk about the HOUSE!

First, before we go any further, don’t forget to enter for your chance to win this fabulous home, all it’s furnishings, a new Honda Pilot and $250,000 provided by Quicken Loans®. You can enter twice a day through February 17, 2017.

There is so much I want to tell you about this house, but first, the best part: THE KITCHEN.

While visiting the home, we got to meet the designer, Brian Patrick Flynn. The exterior of this home is probably my favorite part (it’s truly an entertainers paradise) and Brian wanted to bring the outdoors into the inside of the house. He did this by adding lots of green touches to the house. I would never have thought choose green as an accent for a designer kitchen, but Brian pulled it off magically. Every single piece works so well together and I have some things I want to replicate in my own home.

Here are 7 decorating tips for bringing GREEN into your home kitchen

FYI: almost everything you see in the kitchen can be found on Wayfair, the furniture sponsor:

1. A neutral cabinet color.

7 Tips for decorating a GREEN kitchen: - off white or light gray cabinets offset the richness of the green.

Green is a bold interior choice, so you need to soften the color with accents and cabinets. Brown stained cabinets would make the home look like an indoor tree, so stick with a light neutral color. Brian went with a light gray, which was perfect with the dark green pulls and backsplash. A white cabinet would make the green pop too much, so the gray is perfect.

2. Go bold with a green backsplash.

7 decorating tips to achieve a GREEN kitchen: use a green subway tile to create a stunning backsplash.

A backsplash makes a statement and this one screams bringing the outdoors in. The subway tile was simple yet beautiful, done in an easy subway pattern.

3. A POP of counter color.

7 decorating tips to achieve a GREEN kitchen: green concrete counters give a pop of color to every surface.

Instead of settling for a neutral white or brown counter, why not bring green into the very surface of the kitchen? These concrete counters were created with shells just for this home.

4. Green Accents

7 Tips for decorating a GREEN kitchen: adding accents via green pulls for the cabinets.

Afraid to go all the way with green? Start with accenting some items with a dark hunter color. The green pulls for the cabinets was a nice pop of color against the gray cabinets.

5. Stainless makes a statement.

7 Tips for decorating a GREEN kitchen: stainless steel appliances look best with the rich green color.

White or black appliances would make the room seem too harsh. Stainless appliances seamlessly integrate into the room, almost disappearing into the cabinets.

7 Tips for decorating a GREEN kitchen: a stainless touch faced makes cooking a breeze.

The faucet is a touch faucet from Delta – my favorite!

6. Pops of color and modern decor.

7 Tips for decorating a GREEN kitchen: add pops of color when decorating, along with rustic touches like wood.

If you’re going all the way with the green accents, you need to add in some pops of color. A wooden bowl or cutting board, fresh lemons or oranges add in that color to offset the green.

7 Tips for decorating a GREEN kitchen: add a touch of modern with a stunning wall hanging.

These wall hangings are a fun and unexpected wall piece that seem like they wouldn’t fit the kitchen, but totally do.

7. Rustic Decor to bring the outdoors in.

7 Tips for decorating a GREEN kitchen: rustic touches in furniture helps ground the green throughout.

Brian designed this kitchen to bring the outdoors in; the green seamlessly melds with the greenery and stunning lagoon views out the back door. To offset the green and bring in some modern yet rustic outdoor decor, he finished some gorgeous stools, an antique looking light fixture, and wicker chairs at the breakfast table. These touches complete the green kitchen look.

Now you have the decorating tips to achieve GREEN in your kitchen…

Want this kitchen for yourself? Enter for your chance to win the HGTV DREAM HOME 2017!

7 decorating tips to achieve a GREEN kitchen- from easy accents to furniture ideas and backsplash, green is the perfect kitchen color for a lakefront home.

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This decorating tips post has been sponsored by HGTV. All opinions are 100% my own.


Dorothy Kern

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  1. Thank you for telling me to add some pops of color if I were thinking of following a single shade of color in decorating my kitchen. In my case, I want my kitchen to look clean and bright, so I’m choosing white or beige for my appliances and countertop. In addition to that, I’m thinking of purchasing the Padauk platter that I’ve seen online to add that brown ‘pop’ of color as you have advised.

  2. Great stuff! You can also opt for granite countertops, which is an awesome idea to decorate your kitchen.

  3. Thanks for sharing tips. I fell in love with your green kitchen post. I’ve seen a lot of kitchen with green theme but this make me inspired. Your backsplash color quite impressive and give a cool look with pendant lights.

  4. Great ideas I have learned from your post. Great staff! Your cabinet color quite impressive and cool. I love the color.

  5. Great ideas! a lot of time we spend our time in the kitchen and most of the women did. So if the kitchen looks good then we feel good to work in here.

  6. Amazing article! I love the color of your kitchen. I love your ideas and tips. I’ll consider trying these ideas and tips of yours in the future. Thanks for these!