33+ Unbelievably Chic Olive Green Kitchen Cabinets

Looking for some ideas on the chicest olive green kitchen cabinets? You came to the right place!

Our team has put together a visual board of over 30 gorgeous designs in olive green, which will give you plenty of ideas for your kitchen makeover. Whether you’re looking for dark olive green or light olive green shades, we have includes lots of options for different color varieties.

Head down below to see our curated collection, and don’t forget to check our top tips for implementing this color into your kitchen below.

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Why Olive Green?

Classic, timeless and refreshing… These are all affiliations that come to mind when thinking of the colour green. However, whilst these wonderful concepts are not predominantly associated with the idea of a ‘traditional kitchen’, the colour green can nonetheless elevate and transform your ordinary kitchen into that of a page from a magazine.

Although considered a risky endeavour, if styled and incorporated correctly, this touch of green will undoubtedly add both a sense of luxury and elegance to your kitchen. 

Given its association with nature along with its immense range, the colour green is nonetheless one with the potential to breathe life within a kitchen design.

The following suggestions will furthermore shed light on how to best implement these concepts and create the perfect luxurious look throughout your kitchen. 

33+ Best Ideas for Olive Green Kitchen Cabinets

1. Sunflower Kitchen

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Instagram @sevenpalmtreehouse

2. Olive Green Kitchen Cabinets and a View

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Instagram @dallasbonds

3. Fun and Funky Backsplash

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Instagram @airy_kitchens

4. Rustic Olive Green Kitchen

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Instagram @cherubschalksinteriors

5. Clean and Elegant Kitchen with Olive Green Cabinets

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Instagram @homeatno__9

6. Olive Green Kitchen with an Island

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Instagram @sevenpalmtreehouse

7. Small and Practical Olive Green Kitchen

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Instagram @mirvanzij

8. Farmhouse Kitchen Re-Design in Olive Green

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Instagram @fourcorners_farmhouse

9. Olive Green Kitchen and Back to the 70s’

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Instagram @underthethatch

10. Farmhouse Inspiration in Olive Green

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Instagram @christalproperties

11. White and Olive Green Kitchen Cabinets

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Instagram @rosewoodcustomcabinetry

12. Bamboo Accent

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Instagram @beeholmesphotography

13. Olive Green and Cream Kitchen

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Instagram @jeanstofferdesign 

14. Olive Green Cabinets and Golden Hardware

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Instagram @andreaschumacherinteriors

15. Vintage Vibes in Olive Green

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Instagram @@housebeautiful

16. Nordic Olive Green Kitchen

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Instagram @jminteriorsuk

17. Modern Kitchen in Olive Green

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Instagram @extensionarchitecture

18. Simple and Clean Kitchen Design

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19. Rustic Vibes

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Instagram @thehousewithblackshutters via Pinterest

20. Olive Green Kitchen with Open Shelves

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Instagram @thehomeset

21. Olive Green Cabinets And Marble Backsplash

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Instagram @archlin_studio

22. Olive Green Kitchen and White Backsplash Tiles

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Instagram @ryangarvin

23. Dark Olive Green Kitchen With Light Pink Accents

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Instagram @czasnawnetrze

24. Bohemian Olive Green Kitchen

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Instagram @lisa_loves_vintage

25. Three Shades of Green

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Instagram @devolkitchens 

26. Olive Green Kitchen With Open Cabinets

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Instagram @follyandthegarden

27. Olive Green Kitchen With Accent Backsplash

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Instagram @follyandthegarden

28. Olive Green Kitchen Makeover

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Instagram @rusty_pearls

29. Olive Green Marble

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Instagram @positivevibes_happylife

30. Olive Green Wine Cabinet

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Instagram @davonport_interiors

31. Olive Green Kitchen Cabinets and Black Appliances

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Instagram @rrifka

32. Matching Olive Green Tiles

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Instagram @sprucingupthegaff

33. Olive Green Kitchen Cabinets and Magnolia Chairs

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Instagram @mooblimasin

34. Wood and Gold Accents

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Instagram @niemannpolska

35. Tiny Little Gem

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Instagram @erhdulwich@ourfixedabode@alisonfloracarmichael

36. High-Roffted Kitchen With Olive Green Kitchen Cabinets

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Instagram @teach_na_coille_

Tips for Choosing Your Shade of Olive Green Kitchen Cabinets

Selecting the colour for your kitchen cabinet colours can be somewhat challenging and/ or daunting, as after all, these do make up a large majority of the overall look for the room.

Nonetheless, in this case when it comes to deciding on how to best incorporate the different tones of olive green, the preceding considerations will help guide you on how to navigate this task.

  • First and foremost, it is essential that you consider both the light and orientation for the olive green tone of choice. Whilst you might be slightly tempted to select a tone based on your love for it elsewhere, you do need to keep in mind that much of the tone selection will depend on how much light the room gets, and the cabinets’ orientation. For example, if your kitchen faces north and does not necessarily get a lot of light, a more ‘cooler’ tone of olive green can create a chillier and/ or frostier feeling. In contrast, a warmer olive green tone can therefore work in favour or brighten up the area. 
  • As with any room, it is essential you consider the amount and type of natural light the space gets (or does not get), which consequently, by getting a good grasp on this, you will get a better idea of whether you prefer more warm or cooler-tones hues olive green for your cabinets. 
  • Just as you would with cooking, when it comes to designing your kitchen, it is all about mixing and trying different ‘ingredients’ to create something magnificent, especially when you get the right concoction!
  • As with most transformations, when it comes to incorporating olive green throughout your kitchen, the best tone and texture combinations are the ones that will ‘make or break’ your transformation.
  • When it comes to combining tones and textures, it is always a good idea to see how you can make a statement, for example; whether it be by adding an island in the middle, or extending a counter etc. 
  • The sheer range of different wood types will play a factor when it comes to the textures you are aiming to incorporate. Whilst paint itself does not necessarily respond best to touch-ups when it comes to scratches for example, it can perhaps be adapted and/ or integrated by painting over it and creating a more ‘rustic’ look.
  • Similarly, incorporating stains are furthermore an interesting option, especially for larger kitchens. For example, with the larger size allows for ‘breathing room’ for the stained cabinets, this in turn will create a warm cosy feel and add overall character to the room.
  • Likewise, by incorporating a variation that is both interesting and unique, for example, combining stained and glassy or metallic cabinets, and at different levels, you will be able to combat the monotony aspect of purely stained cabinets, ultimately refreshing and creating a more modern, exciting feel for your kitchen.  

As mentioned, given kitchen cabinets make up the majority of the kitchen, being clever with including variety when it comes to how you style your olive green tone is vital.

An additional way to do so would be to consider using different tones for the different levels of cabinets throughout your kitchen. The concept of this two-tone kitchen similarly helps to separate not only the geometry of the space, but highlight and define certain areas.

It is therefore been encouraged that one must consider using more darker tone of olive green for the lower-level cabinets, and contrast with a lighter one for either the wall, or higher cabinets.

By creating this contrast and using lighter tones for the larger surface areas/ and or the cabinets that are more predominant, will assist in helping them visually withdraw, to prevent making the whole room does not feel heavy, dark or overwhelming. 

Popular Design Themes for Olive Green Kitchen Cabinets

Progressively emerging as a trend within the world of kitchen interiors, the concept of olive green and more specifically, olive green kitchen cabinets, is nonetheless one that has adopted great attention as a result of its ability to add a sense of luxury, timelessness and perhaps sometimes, drama, to a kitchen. 

Whilst it can most certainly create a lasting impression, using darker tones of olive green in your kitchen can be slightly challenging and therefore requires careful planning as due to its dark nature, it might not necessarily reflect light and can therefore contribute towards making a room feeling either cramped, or even cold.

Therefore, in order to pull this off, all other elements should be balanced out in such a way that allows for a pleasant finish. This can be achieved through things like mixing in neutral and timber accessories, and/ or items of furniture that will lighten the space.

With this being said, if you are drawn to painting your walls in a darker shade to compliment the darker olive tones, try and keep the ceilings to a crisp white in order to still maintain a brightness to the room. Otherwise, using things like white marble or polished/ aged brass hardware moreover helps to balance the darker hues and ultimately, reflect natural light around the kitchen. 

Considered one of the more popular tones, adding elements of soft sage green to the olive cabinets is progressively becoming a popular element when it comes to transforming a space. Warmer than a traditional grey, a paler and/ or cooler tone of olive green has the potential to create a tranquil feel, especially given the kitchen tends to be one of the more ‘busier’ rooms in the house.

Using a softer tone of olive green amongst your interior will moreover assist in reflecting the idea of nature beyond your windows, bring the outside in and ultimately, create a seamless atmosphere between your surroundings and your home. In addition to this, specific timber features such as worktops and shelving can again, contribute to create a ‘warm’ element within the room and allow for your kitchen to feel homely and welcoming.

These concepts can be further enhanced with the use of white accessories such as things like white ceramic pieces, or contrastingly, black hardware items such as traditional iron knobs, in order to break up the green throughout the room. 

Given the idea of repainting all your cabinets in another colour can seem somewhat daunting, a substitute to this could be to use the shade sparingly on certain cabinets and/ or elements across the space. For example, should you have an island in the kitchen, this could act as the central focus point and therefore using an olive tone different to that of the island, could serve as a unique way to add extra dynamics to the overall look of your kitchen.

Alternatively, choosing additional neutral shades such as white, grey or a pale cream, can be used throughout the space in order to highlight the olive green furniture elements you wish to have as the main focus. 

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