Mint Green Kitchen Ideas That Are Oh-So-Fresh

mint green kitchen with rose gold backsplash and open shelving
credit: Rebel Designs

If you're after a bright and airy color for your kitchen that still packs a punch, we've got just the hue for you. Yep, that's right, it's 2020's next big color trend: mint green. Bringing vibrancy, versatility, and a fresh feeling, not to mention a hint of the outdoors, this verdant shade really is the one thing that your cook space has been missing. But don't take our word for it — here are 10 mint green kitchen color ideas that will have you craving ice cream for breakfast.

1. Soften things up.

Scandinavian mint green kitchen with wood countertops and wood flooring
credit: Reform CPH

The cold mint hue in this kitchen belonging to blogger Tikkie Elsøe work with the white tile backsplash and wood countertops to create an effortlessly cool aesthetic. Working with Danish design company Reform, Tikkie loved the way the mint green complemented the warmth of the wooden cutout cabinet pulls and the work surfaces without being too warm. Hello major mint-spiration!

2. Keep it traditional.

While mint green is seen as a modern and trending kitchen color, it can also be used to freshen up traditional settings, too. Choose a hue with gray undertones and you'll hit the pastel nail on the head without ending up with a palette that feels overly saccharine. Adam and Amber Ford chose a softer version of peppermint green, bringing in some classic pops of pink and brass fixtures to add an extra modern touch.

Get the look: Farrow & Ball Pigeon

3. Mix it with marble.

mint green kitchen with marble backsplash
credit: Oh Happy Day

We'll just go ahead and say what everyone is thinking: Marble in a mint green kitchen is pretty much a match made in heaven. So it makes sense that the Oh Happy Day team chose the cheerful combination for their studio kitchen using IKEA cabinets and painting them in the perfect shade.

Get the look: Behr Light Mint

4. Make a feature out of it.

The mint green kitchen backsplash in this scheme by Aly Velji Designs is quite the showstopper, but wouldn't be hard to recreate in your own kitchen. Pair it with fresh white cabinetry, leather accents, and midcentury-inspired wall sconces for a warmer take on an industrial cook space.

5. Champion retro design.

small retro mint green kitchen with white appliances and countertop
credit: Kerra Michele

This crisp, bright studio space by Kerra Michele has been brought to life with a touch of mint green and we love how perfectly it works with the other retro design features. Proof that you don't need the grandest or most modern kitchen to make a pop of color work.

6. Paint a feature wall.

white and mint green kitchen with open shelving and farmhouse sink
credit: Sugar & Cloth

For the renters or budget hunters amongst you, there really is a simple way to add this season's hottest color to your home — just paint. Ashley of Sugar & Cloth transformed her rented white and walnut cook space into a dreamy mint green kitchen way before the rest of us caught on.

7. Incorporate black accents.

For something a little different, opt for black hardware to accentuate your kitchen cabinetry. You might be surprised at just how much this will help them stand out. Interior design firm cityhomeCOLLECTIVE used a pale mint green to update this previously white culinary space, finishing the look with a black countertop and stainless steel appliances.

8. Make it two-tone.

two-tone mint green kitchen
credit: IKEA

If you really want to go all out, opt for a two-tone mint green kitchen. The sleek Metod cabinets from IKEA look dreamy with bright mint on top and black on the bottom. Who would have thought this pair would work so well together?

Get the look: Behr Tidewater

9. Pair with metallics.

mint green kitchen with rose gold backsplash and open shelving
credit: Rebel Designs

Country meets contemporary in this mint green kitchen design by Rebel Designs. The metallic backsplash tile brings out the verdant tones of the cabinetry while the wooden shelving, countertops, and accessories warm the entire look. We're sold.

10. Add a dash of mint.

If committing to mint seems like too much, try it before you buy it as they say. Sarah Joy used just a pop of green via the light fixture and kitchen island stools in this predominantly wood kitchen design; a time where less is more is exactly that.


Emma Jane Palin

Emma Jane Palin

Emma Jane Palin is a multi-award-winning blogger and freelance writer with a penchant for design and interiors.