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Sophie Edwards

Lily Collins' kitchen color scheme will dominate trends in 2024 – interior designers love the simple look

Lily collins on a gray background.

The most classic kitchen color is white, but perhaps the second most classic is white with a twist. That is, a white kitchen that brings in a deeper, darker shade for more contrast. One timeless example is the green and white kitchen. It's also the preferred kitchen color scheme of Lily Collins.

The Emily in Paris actress shared a cooking selfie, and we were quick to note the white, gray, and forest green shades in her kitchen. One wall is painted a deep, beautiful green with slightly lighter green cabinets. The backsplash is adorned with white, ombre tiles that fade into a deeper gray.

Interior designer Nina Lichtenstein calls the green kitchen idea 'a perfect pairing.' She tells Homes & Gardens: 'Green walls paired with white tiles create a striking contrast that enhances visual interest in the kitchen. The crispness of white tiles offsets the richness of green, striking a perfect balance between vibrancy and tranquility.'

Lichtenstein continues on why she loves the kitchen color scheme: 'White tiles are synonymous with cleanliness and freshness, making them an ideal choice for kitchen backsplashes or flooring. When combined with green walls, white tiles amplify the sense of cleanliness while adding a touch of brightness to the space.'

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The look also evokes the biophilic design trend. 'Green walls mimic the lushness of outdoor landscapes, making the kitchen feel connected to nature. Paired with white tiles, this combination highlights the beauty of natural elements, creating a welcoming and organic atmosphere,' says Lichtenstein.

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Furthermore, for this reason, the green and white kitchen is only growing more popular. Jennifer Ebert, digital editor at Homes & Gardens states: 'As we become more interested in wellness as a culture, green shades are going to appear more frequently in homes. The naturally calming hues bring a sense of tranquility to any room, especially the kitchen. I definitely see this as a rising interior design trend.'

Lichtensetin wraps up saying: 'In conclusion, designing a green and white color scheme in your kitchen offers a myriad of benefits, from fostering a calm atmosphere to infusing timeless elegance into your home. The pairing of green walls and white tiles is particularly captivating, striking a perfect balance between freshness and sophistication.'

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She finishes, 'Whether you're renovating your kitchen or simply looking to refresh its look, consider the magic of green and white to transform the heart of your home into a nature-inspired, stylish, and comfortable sanctuary.'

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