We like a bright white kitchen. Nothing looks cleaner or more classic. But if you're a busy mum who spends much of her life in the kitchen, you might want a bit more colour that that.
This year, one of the favourite looks is mint green. It's a cool, fresh colour for winter, but it's charming with pastels in the spring, as well. Green is not a neutral in colour theory, but it's a natural fit with most other colours. The example here is from House Beautiful, and the touches of mint green certainly tone well with the chrome and the dark wood, as well as the white walls.
Another example, from Apartment Therapy, uses mint for cabinets and woodwork, along with white tile and cream paint. White, silver, and other cool shades emphasize mint green's chilly freshness.
In this example from Kitchen Clarity, minty shades are mixed with deeper blue-green for a much bolder look. Mint can also pair with pink or yellow for retro charm, with natural wood and sisal for a classic look, or with deep plum accents for a more modern take.