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

The shades in the 'Emily in Paris' actress's kitchen fosters a calm atmosphere and sense of timeless elegance

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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.'

Nina Lichtenstein
Nina Lichtenstein

Nina Lichtenstein is the founder and principal home designer at her eponymous design studio, based in Westchester, NY. Nina believes that home design should capture a family’s unique spirit by how it serves the family's daily needs while nourishing the soul. She has been celebrated for designing, renovating, and building elegant living spaces. 

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.'

Jennifer Ebert
Jennifer Ebert

Jen is the Editor (Digital) of Homes & Gardens. Before starting this position, she had completed various interior design courses at KLC Design School, as well as working across Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes and Country Homes & Interiors as an interiors writer.

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.'

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

I am a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.