I’ve come across a lot of people and friends who tell me that they would love to have a lime green kitchen, but have no clue where to start.
Growing up, I was not big on bright colors because I worried that I’d get them wrong – do too much of the color and mess up my outfits. I, however have fallen in love with lime green and I will tell you why…..this is one color that you do not need too much of in order to make a difference in your interior.
I decided to dig deeper, crawl the net so that I can inspire your lime green kitchen decor.
Not brave enough?…start with lime green kitchen accessories instead
Instead of going all lime green with cabinets and all, small lime green kitchen accessories will make all the difference. Lime green works best on a neutral backdrop, like this kitchen below:
This is an easy look to pull off, and I will show you how…..
This will work on any neutral color backdrop, but would work best against the color white:
Use lime green wallpaper or tiles
If you have a bare wall or just a boring color for the cabinet back-splash…it may be time to update it with lime green wallpaper or, budget permitting..simply go for lime green tiles for the wall. This alone will give your kitchen so much energy, you will want to spend most of your time there…cooking!
I like how the open shelves of the island also have a lime green back-splash!
Lime green pillows in the kitchen
I never thought of having lime green pillows (or any other pillows) in the kitchen BUT then, kitchen bar stools can be uncomfortable.
I think using the pillows in the kitchen is a piece of genius! I also love that the pillows match the curtain. You may not get the exact pillows as in the picture – but matching whichever variation of lime green you get with your curtain may work just as beautifully!
======>I wrote about lime green pillows on a previous post.
Lime green trash bin…who knew?
An ex colleague of mine nearly fainted once when she realized that I actually color co-ordinate my trash bin with the rest of the kitchen decor…
Well, I’m more than relieved to realize that I’m not the only one.
Our model kitchen does actually have a lime green trash bin to complete the theme of the kitchen!!
A trash bin is quite a visible item. You can actually start out by adding it in your kitchen and see how you like the color:
====>I found one online
The rest of the accessories are also simple lime green items that need not cost you much – the lime green apron hanging by the door. It seems all coincidental but in reality it is part of the decor. Lime green cookware also makes for a great lime green accent.
Displaying your lime green kitchen towels is also effective!
DII 100% Cotton, Basic Everyday Kitchen, Heavy Duty, Drying & Cleaning, 16 x 28DII 100% Cotton, Ultra Absorbent, Washing, Drying, Foodie Kitchen Dishtowel 18 x 28Kay Dee Designs Cook Collection Flour Sack Cotton Towels, 26-Inch by 26-Inch, Lime, Set of 3
I almost missed the lime green coffee cup on the kitchen island…well, I’m pretty sure it does not always sit like that, but you can find a way of displaying it on your counter-top.
As you can see, it is the little things that one needs for a lime green kitchen….
BUT, if you feel adventurous……then……
A complete lime green kitchen could inspire you more…
A starting point would be to alternate your cabinet door colors, like these lime green kitchen cabinet doors. It works well with a contrasting color. I don’t see it well with a color of the same hue e.g blue. I actually love it!
I can imagine how dull the kitchen may have been before this transformation……
I would personally get a professional to complete the paint job for me..
Making use of the correct paint would be key to getting this beautiful work of lime green art!
Notice how only a few doors have been painted lime green? This is in-line with my observations that a bright color like lime green only requires very little of it to shine through! Less is always more when it comes to bright colors.
I also like the idea of simply going for a lime green counter top on a kitchen design:
I hope this post has managed to give you ideas and inspiration for your upcoming lime green kitchen. These are just a few ideas and you can pick and choose what resonates with you and your lifestyle. Whether you prefer to go lime green on your permanent fixtures, or just stick to lime green accents is indeed a matter of taste and choice.
A happy decorating!