More Green Cabinets In My Future

Last Updated on February 14, 2019 by Kristi Linauer

I almost got my pantry doors finished yesterday. Almost. But after taking them outside to finish priming, sanding, and spraying them yesterday, I ran out of time to reinstall them and attach the new handles. (If you follow me on Instagram, you can get some behind the scenes looks at my projects, including a peek at the beautiful new handles I bought for the doors.)

Anyway, I decided on white for my pantry doors, as I told y’all a few days ago. I know. That sounds boring, right? It would definitely be boring for me if I stuck with my original plan of doing a white pantry. But a few days ago, I changed my mind on the white pantry.

I’ve decided to go with a green pantry instead.

I don’t know why I’ve been planning on white cabinets in my pantry in the first place. How many times have I said that white cabinets just aren’t me? So what was I thinking? I’m a color kind of person, and I think green cabinets peeking through those white French doors will be just perfect. Blue and green (or in my case, teal and green) work very well together.

Remember our condo? (If you missed the condo, you can click here to take the tour.) I had teal cabinets in the kitchen, and just around the corner I had green cabinets in the hallway.

condo hallway and utility closet makeover

I loved those green cabinets. I have no idea if that particular green is the one I’ll end up using, but it sure does look like it would work beautifully with my dining chair fabric…

breakfast room dining chairs

I can’t even remember the name of that paint color, so I’ll have to do some searching. But I hope to end up with something bright and happy like this…

Or if that green is a bit too bright and yellowish, then something like this might work…

I’m very excited about adding some color behind those white French doors. I can just imagine what a happy little pantry that will be filled with one of my favorite colors.


My pantry is finished! Want to see the entire project from start to finish? You can find every single post about the pantry build right here…

Or you can skip to the end and see how it turned out. Here’s a peek of the finished pantry…

Butler's pantry remodel with dark teal lower cabinets, floating corner shelves, and whitewashed wood countertop

You can see more pictures on the before and after post right here…

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    March 21, 2017 at 9:36 am


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    March 21, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Love the green in the second picture.

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    March 21, 2017 at 9:47 am

    I love bright green, and I agree with you about white cabinets. I prefer color, or simply go dark.

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    March 21, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Love the BHG green ones❤❤

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    March 21, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Green is my favorite, it’s a happy color yet soothing at the same time; depending on the shade you choose.

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    March 21, 2017 at 9:54 am

    I think your green cabinets are going to look fabulous in the pantry. What a great idea! By the way, I clicked on your Instagram link and I absolutely love, love, love the new pantry door handles.

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    March 21, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Agree 100% about the BHG green. It is soothing, a bit subdued, yet bright at the same time.

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    March 21, 2017 at 9:57 am

    LOVE!!!! Of course, my color tho

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    March 21, 2017 at 9:58 am

    I love the second green in the BHG photo. A beautiful soft color. That will look great peeking through the doors of the pantry.

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    March 21, 2017 at 10:02 am

    This is going to look amazing!

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    March 21, 2017 at 10:07 am

    House & Home green is my favorite of the two:)

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    March 21, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Apple green, please. 🙂

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    March 21, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Phew, I thought for a moment that you are going to repaint the kitchen cabinets green 🙂 Love your plan!

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    March 21, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Love the BIG picture-that’s the color I want for my kitchen, but with white subway tile!! So excited to see this beautiful pantry come together.

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    March 21, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Love all those greens, it will always be Spring in your pantry! I have a similar color on the walls in my studio, it’s called “Plum Passion” but I don’t remember the brand of paint. I thought that’s a dumb name until I remembered the green plums.

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    March 21, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Love the teal and green together! Such a happy home!!

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    March 21, 2017 at 10:39 am

    It is going to look fabulous. I love the second green. I think the first green has a little to much yellow and the second one coordinates with your breakfast room colors.

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    March 21, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Ooh, like that last green. I just bought the same twisted bar pull handle to use on a wooden trunk in place of the robe pull that came with it. How funny.

    Have you decided what to do about the corner spaces in the panty?

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    March 21, 2017 at 10:58 am

    I love the cecond green and have for a while now and used it in several places! the one I chose is described as “sage”, hinting at the slight grey undertones. A light green is a very interesting choice for your pantry and I agere will go lovely with the kitchen and the breakfast room furniture!

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    March 21, 2017 at 10:59 am

    What a great way to go! I think it will be totally gorgeous like you said, looking through those French doors. Btw, your post was terrific yesterday. It just goes to show that we need to stay true to our personal design loves. I have gotten off track myself and I blame Pinterest for that because of the overload of choices and the constant inundation of boho, tribal, Scandinavian, and other designs that distract me from my first and true love, traditional.

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    March 21, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Hi Kristi
    That is so strange I was just thinking about when I started following your blog,and it was when you were doing the checkered paint effect in the utillity room,and today here it is! Looking forward to seeing your progress.Xx

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    March 21, 2017 at 11:27 am

    That’s such a great idea! Can’t wait to see. I agree with apple green.

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    March 21, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Nice! Following your muse is working out marvelously!

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    March 21, 2017 at 11:37 am

    You’ve got my vote on the green cabinets (love the second picture colour). It will look stunning!

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    March 21, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Love love love the second green. I’m afraid the “yellowy” green would clash with your kitchen, but believe the second one will contrast wonderfully.

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    March 21, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    The second picture is awesome! I love the stained wood backs! I feel like you are doing all my research for me when I need ideas on how to redo my rooms. 😉

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    March 21, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Well. Well. Well. You are full of surprises and I love that green. With the yellow in your fabric, it might be the perfect shade in the pantry. Very exciting stuff.

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    March 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Ooooh that will be so pretty! But then again, I’m partial to yellow green. I have it in my kitchen and I love it! 🙂

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    March 21, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Green is natures’s neutral and I love this shade!

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    Marcia B.
    March 21, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Whew! You scared me there for a minute! I thought you were changing your kitchen cabinet color again. I think green will be very pretty for the pantry.

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    March 21, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Oooooo. Great idea, Kristi! I really love the pear green in the House and Home image. It’s just classy and pretty well perfect with everything else you’re doing. Gorgeous.

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    March 21, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Oh I just adore that green. You’re right, it fits with the colour scheme for your chairs perfectly. I’ve always been a white cupboards girl (and yes, I wondered how long before you shook off that urge) and even I am tempted but such a gorgeous colour scheme. In my opinion I think the first yellow green fits well with your chairs but the second colour is just so rich. I’m no help at all here.

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    March 21, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    You are on a roll, lol! This green color will look very nice in your pantry 🙂 I started following your blog during your condo days and I always did love the colors there.

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    March 21, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Either of those greens would be gorgeous! As someone up thread said, it’s a very fresh color, very happy, and will work beautifully with your color scheme. It’s going to look stunning with your chair fabric.

    Your favorite color family is mine as well, anything that’s in an aqua or turquoise or teal shade with sea greens family are my favorite colors. So calming and peaceful, yet happy and clean looking. Plus, certain shades feel beach-y to me, and the seaside is my favorite thing in the world!

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    March 21, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    I know monitors differ, but that second green looks just like Sherwin Williams Great Green. Love it!

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    Vicki B.
    March 21, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Love the idea of colored cabinets. I just redid my laundry room and added SW Oyster Bay cabinets against Alabaster walls and white subway tile. Everyone tried to talk me into white cabs and it tied my stomach in knots and a few sleepless nights. I went back to my gut and it is spectacular. I love my new updated room. Everyone loves the green cabs. So FRESH as an earlier reader stated. Good Luck, have been following your blog for several years. You’ve inspired me to keep going!

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    Lisa E
    March 22, 2017 at 9:34 am

    That will look great. I have a shade of green on my dining rm and living rm walls and had a different shade in my last kitchen and dining rm. It’s so easy to be swayed otherwise but I love my calm and soothing green.

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    Ellen W.
    March 22, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Love the green! When you said there’d be color in there, I was hoping it would be green. 🙂

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    March 22, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Green will be really pretty. I love the color of the House & Home cabinets; it’s a much fresher and happier color than the BHG ones.

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    Elizabeth | Ellie & Elizabeth
    March 26, 2017 at 7:08 am

    I have a green (and cream) kitchen and I love it. I can’t get a pic to post but you can see it here –

    Love the fresh green look and following all your projects!