These interior gurus have three things in common. They love to share their renovations on Instagram. They have all stretched their budget by buying a pre-owned or ex-display kitchen from Rehome. Lastly, they all painted their kitchens green!
Maybe, it’s because they are so proud to have made a sustainable choice and reduced their carbon footprint as well as saving £££’s whilst creating these incredible spaces?
Scroll down for green kitchen ideas, including green paint colour ideas, techniques and how they accessorised their green kitchens.
Claire @InteriorAntidote Paint: Renner colour matched to shade Hornblende from www.paintandpaperlibrary.com
Method: Professional respray by Shaw Decor
Claire’s kitchen had an original RRP of £44,600 – she bought it for £4,000!
Claire’s pre-owned kitchen was sanded and primed before spraying
Interior guru Claire’s kitchen transformation has to be one of our all-time favourites. She purchased a WHITE Approved Used Kitchen from our website. Here it is reconfigured, installed, stripped down and primed, all ready for painting.
As a lover of dark interiors, Claire had dreamed of a black kitchen. Much to her decorator’s distress! It wasn’t until the last moment that she started considering greens. The kitchen space didn’t have much light, so it was necessary to swatch each colour on multiple surfaces to gauge how they would look at different times of the day. She confesses to having spent about £100 on tester posts – now this is a lady who knows the importance of testing!
Our interior guru was finding the shades a little too olivey for her liking, but then someone recommended The Paint and Paper Library for their stunning earthy greens. That’s when she found ‘the one’ – Horneblend. Shaw Decor colour matched the tone to their preferred brand for a perfect, spray-on application, and got to work!
To complete the look, Claire added walnut-stained worktops. Solid walnut worktops were out of her budget, so she stained beech worktops with a £10 product from Homebase. Instead of changing the handles, Claire asked her decorator to match the colour to her new pot filler tap and then prayed the original kitchen handles to match. She also added some fabulous tongue-and-groove panelling which can be picked up from many high-street DIY retailers.
Et voilà! Marvellous green kitchen inspiration from the queen of luxury interiors on a budget. You can read our full Q&A with Claire here, and follow her renovation story via Instagram at @interiorantidote
Paint: Zinsser All Coat Matt Paint in Toy Tank Green. Matched at www.decoratingcentreonline.co.uk
Paint Method: Roller-painted by hand
We first got wind of Jennie’s marvellous GREEN kitchen transformation when she tagged us on Instagram. The kitchen looked entirely different from the modern grey kitchen she had purchased – we were in awe!
Jennie and her husband were renovating their 1930s home on a budget. She envisioned an olive green kitchen with white worktops, but such a kitchen didn’t seem to exist ‘off the shelf’. The DIY savvy pair decided to purchase a pre-owned kitchen and paint it themselves. The couple selected a suitable kitchen from our website – the unadorned doors would be easy to roller paint, and the selection of cabinets was just right for reconfiguring.
They painted with Zinsser All Coat Matt in Toy Tank Green – a close match to Neptune’s ‘Olive’.
They fitted the cabinets with gold ‘skyscraper’ handles from Dowsing and Reynolds, and added white worktops from Rock & Co. Furnishings include Lara bar stools from Dunelm and Brooklyn pendant lights from Wayfair.
We are blown away by Jennie’s low budget kitchen reno; she shows you don’t need to blow the bank to create a luxury interior for less. That makes it one of our top GREEN kitchen ideas. Follow this renovation on Instagram @Togged_to_the_Bricks.
Adrian & Laura @Coachhouse_to_home
Paint: Farrow & Ball Studio Green
Paint method: Professional respray
Adrian & Laura’s project was featured on George Clarke’s Remarkable Renovations on Channel 4 in 2021.
You might recognise this one? TV renovators Adrian and Laura’s Coach House renovation was featured on George Clarke’s Remarkable Renovations. The heart of their multi-generational dream home was their fabulous GREEN kitchen diner. With such a large home renovation project the couple stretched their budget for this room by shopping with Rehome!
Adrian & Laura saved a huge £20,000 on the RRP of their ex-display kitchen
They spotted an article about Rehome in a self-build magazine and found a beautiful Masterclass Ex-Display Kitchen with all the features they wanted. They just weren’t sure about the colour.
Due to the feature glass doors and open layout, they had an incredibly bright, open space to work with, which could take a bold colour. Green accents were working beautifully in the rest of the build (including an incredible green ceiling in the living room) so they started looking into green kitchen ideas and ordering samples.
Adrian and Laura had their decorators match two separate shades for testing – as with Claire’s kitchen, her decorators had a preferred brand for spray painting. They chose Farrow & Ball shade Studio Green, a shade known for changing with the light. Studio green appears much greener on surfaces than on the swatch, which is why it’s paramount to test, test, test!
Finally, the cabinets were fitted with gold knurled handles with plates from Dowsing and Reynolds.
Read Adrian & Laura’s full transformation story here. You can also follow their renovation story at @Coachhouse_to_home.
Do you love these green kitchen ideas as much as we do? These kitchens are green in more ways than one, as purchasing a pre-owned or ex-display kitchen will offset an average 4059kg of carbon. That’s enough to set off your electricity and heating in the next few months read more about how you can make a change with Rehome here. Achieve more and spend less on your renovation with Rehome.