Jonathan Scott and Zooey Deschanel mastered a cabinet and tile color pairing that's topping 2024 kitchen trends

This designer-approved color combination brings their Georgian revival home firmly into the contemporary day

Jonathan Scott and Zooey Deschanel
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How do you ensure your 1930s Georgian revival impresses long into 2024? Start with the kitchen. Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott have done exactly that in their historic home in Brentwood, Los Angeles, where they have seamlessly tapped into not one but two of 2024's most talked-about kitchen trends

In their space, the couple has paired emerald green kitchen cabinets with black and white patterned tiles above their stove. This cabinet hue is a stand-alone trend, but when paired with the tiles, designers say it's all the most impactful. 

'Pairing dark green and white, whether this is your countertop or your island, always goes well together,' comments kitchen designer William Durrant. 'A contrasting color adds interest and creates a brighter space; it's all about getting the perfect match.' 

Kitchen Designer
William Durrant
Kitchen Designer
William Durrant

William Durrant has worked in the kitchen industry for almost a decade. After learning from powerful kitchen brands, he had a desire to manage all aspects of the design project, so he founded Herringbone Kitchens. He now owns the UK-based kitchen company, where he manages a talented creative team and creates kitchens while observing international design trends. 

Decorating to follow 'design trends' can understandably feel risky, especially in the kitchen, when renovation is often no easy feat. However, Jonathan and Zooey's kitchen tiles and cabinet pairing is a failsafe combination worth the investment. 

We love how they experimented with emerald paint through their cabinets, but as William explains, we can also incorporate this color through our countertops or kitchen island

Pairing this hue with black and white tiles is an impactful way to pay homage to the trend (that's Deschanel-approved, naturally). However, as kitchen designer Kate Feather emphasizes, green kitchens are powerful enough to stand alone, too. 

'Green kitchens are having a moment, and for good reason. From subtle sage to glossy emeralds, green is on track to be a big kitchen color trend for 2024,' she begins.

Green kitchen with marble splashback

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In a recent kitchen project, Kate chose a vibrant green tone that created an 'impactful aesthetic' that is almost sure to stand the test of time.' Don't be afraid to pair green with carefully chosen shades of pink to create an elevated and sophisticated design,' she adds.

Kitchen Designer
Kate Feather
Kitchen Designer
Kate Feather

Kate Feather is the founder of her eponymous South West London-based kitchen brand, which started in 2018. Kate started her career as a CAD technician for a cabinet-making company and gradually moved on to specialize in kitchen design and interior architecture. This experience  – and also being a mother of three – influences her practical approach when designing each Kate Feather project. Kate is passionate about creating beautiful and functional spaces, believing the kitchen is a multi-tasking hub of the home.

The couple has dressed their green cabinets with gold finishes, but to accentuate the trend further, William recommends investing in darker hardware – yet another trend that's set to endure. 'Brass has been a favorite for many years now and one we adore. However, for 2024, gunmetal, tarnished, or darker metal finishes for hardware are flourishing,' William says.  

Paint aside; we can tap into the green kitchen trend with these accessible buys we've handpicked below. They're the best way to flirt with the trend before investing in color, the Jonathan Scott and Zooey Deschanel way. 

Megan Slack
Head of Celebrity Style News

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.