Out of all the colors, the color green is regarded as the most restful and relaxing color for our eyes. Green symbolizes renewal, tranquility and peace and is typically associated with nature.
The Color Green for a Soothing, Tranquil Mood
There is plenty of research that shows color impacts our moods and affects the way we feel.
A cool color, such as green, is associated with calm and relaxation. Homeowners have saved green kitchens on their Pinterest boards over the past year and a half, driven by a need for calm, regrowth, and rejuvenation after living through the pandemic.
It’s not really surprising that the color green has experienced a resurgence in popularity. Homeowners remodeling their kitchens post-COVID are searching for a calm, soothing vibe. And the color green is what they have found that works.
In a press release, paint manufacturer Glidden reported that online searches for green paint colors have more than doubled since 2020, indicating that homeowners are looking for soothing colors.
The Color Green: Perfect for Kitchens
When a homeowner struggles to decide on the perfect color for their kitchen cabinets or kitchen walls, think of the kitchen designer who tells his clients to think of celery when choosing a green shade. Shades of green in celery go from the dark green of the leaves to the pale green on the inner heart.
Paint Companies and the Color Green
Each year, paint companies and color experts reveal their picks for the colors that best capture the current period. They base their choices for color of the year on trends in pop culture, fashion, technology and design from around the world.
Evergreen Fog by Sherwin-Williams
Sherwin-Williams named gray-green Evergreen Fog SW 9130 as its 2022 color of the year. This color can “introduce restorative energy to kitchens.”
This color works especially well with warm neutrals, such as beige. Then bring in some texture with natural materials, including wood. Complete the look with metal finishes like brass.
Guacamole by Glidden
Anyone who survived the Avocado green appliances craze never suspected they would see that color in kitchens again. And yet – Glidden has picked Guacamole PPG1121-5 as their 2022 color of the year. This avocado-green is both relaxing and refreshing (according to Glidden).
In kitchens and bathrooms, Guacamole works with classic white subway tile and matte black accents for a timeless mix.
Breezeway by Behr
Behr's 2022 color of the year is a soft blue-green shade called Breezeway MQ3-21. Behr reports that the color creates a sense of renewal, restoration and wellbeing. Further, the color is perfect for kitchens when it’s mixed with white subway tiles and black accents.
Olive Sprig by PPG
PPG selected a soft, organic shade of green called Olive Sprig PPG1125-4 as its 2022 color of the year. The gray-green color was chosen to represent regrowth and the resiliency of nature as we adapt to new ways of living post-pandemic.
The color looks beautiful on kitchen cabinetry with polished brass accents.
Brighton Cabinetry and the Color Green
Brighton Cabinetry recently published on their social media channels that they’ve been creating color matches with shades of green.
The Wellness Kitchen and the Color Green
The pandemic and a desire for their homes to be safe and healthy spaces has introduced the concept of the wellness kitchen to remodeling homeowners. Some of the factors that make up the wellness kitchen include using non-toxic materials, improving the lighting and ventilation, paying attention to ergonomics, and more.
A huge part of the wellness kitchen is satisfying one of our basic human needs by connecting with nature and bringing the outside in. And this, of course, means including the color green as found in nature. Using nature-inspired colors promotes calm and wellness. in Better Homes & Gardens details how to bring Mother Nature’s color palette into your remodeled wellness kitchen.
Cabinets in a green shade can bring the feeling of nature into your clients’ homes. Green can represent new beginnings, so having green in their kitchens is a great way for them to start each day fresh.
You can also sell green as an integral part of the wellness kitchen, since homeowners are concerned about making their homes safe spaces.
And paint manufacturers are paying attention to consumer demands by naming various shades of green their “color of the year”.
Bob Aungst Cabinet Sales is a full-service rep agency with the goal of matching kitchen designers and remodelers with the cabinet manufacturers best suited to their business’ style and clientele. Owner Bob Aungst III represents Brighton Cabinetry, US Cabinet Depot