The Allure of a Refinished Neutral Ground (White) and Avocado (Green) Kitchen

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The kitchen is the heart of any home, and its design plays a significant role in setting the overall ambiance.

While contemporary styles often dominate the modern kitchen scene, there is something undeniably charming about incorporating a touch of nostalgia into your culinary haven. One such timeless combination that has been making a resurgence is the refinished Neutral Ground (White) and Avocado (Green) kitchen.

In this blog post, we'll explore the captivating appeal of this classic color scheme and provide some tips on how to bring it to life in your own home.

  1. Embracing Retro Vibes: The Neutral Ground (White) and Avocado (Green) color duo instantly transports us back to the retro era, evoking a sense of nostalgia and simplicity. It was a popular choice in mid-century kitchens, exuding a fresh and vibrant atmosphere. By refashioning this vintage palette, you can create a space that merges the best of both worlds - a nostalgic charm with a modern twist.

  2. Choosing the Right Shades: When it comes to reviving the Neutral Ground (White) and Avocado (Green) combination, selecting the perfect shades is crucial. Opt for a crisp, soft white to serve as the base color, allowing it to brighten up the space and provide a clean canvas for the accent color. For the green, choose a shade that reflects the classic hue, capturing the essence of the past while blending seamlessly with contemporary design elements.

  3. Cabinetry and Countertops: The kitchen cabinets and countertops form the foundation of your kitchen's aesthetic. To achieve the refinished Neutral Ground (White) and Avocado (Green) look, consider painting your cabinets in a sleek, glossy soft white finish. This will create a fresh, airy feel while offering a beautiful contrast to the rich avocado green accents. To complement the cabinets, opt for quartz or marble countertops in shades of black or light gray for a cohesive and elegant touch.

  4. Backsplash and Flooring: The backsplash and flooring provide an excellent opportunity to infuse the kitchen with personality and character. To maintain the vintage allure, consider incorporating a subway tile backsplash in a glossy white finish. This classic choice pairs harmoniously with both the Neutral Ground (white) cabinetry and avocado (green) accents. As for the flooring, hardwood in a light or medium stain can add warmth and a touch of timeless sophistication to the space.

  5. Accessories and Decor: To complete the refinished Neutral Ground (White) and Avocado (Green) kitchen, carefully select accessories and decor items that enhance the overall ambiance. Stainless steel appliances offer a sleek modern touch, while vintage-inspired light fixtures can add a delightful retro charm. Consider incorporating accents like patterned green curtains, vibrant kitchen towels, and decorative ceramic or glassware in avocado green to tie the theme together.

A refinished Neutral Ground (White) and Avocado (Green) kitchen effortlessly combines the elegance of the past with the functionality of the present. This classic color scheme brings a sense of nostalgia, warmth, and vibrancy to any culinary space, offering a refreshing alternative to the more common contemporary designs.

By following the tips outlined above and infusing your personal style, you can create a kitchen that exudes timeless charm and becomes the heart of your home once again.

Now, see every bit of tips in action from these before, during, and after refinishing images to have an idea on how professionals do it.


Project Details
  • We used Milesi Wood Coatings tinted to Sherwin Williams Neutral Ground. (Such a gorgeous soft white.)
  • The Lowers are tinted to Sherwin Williams Avacado
  • Everything was sanded with our SurfPrep Sanding 
  • Everything was sprayed onsite with our Apollo Sprayers HVLP
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