Want to paint your home green? Here are the best green paint colors and ideas for how to use them in and on your home!
Green is trending – and for a good reason.
The color green can feel natural, cozy, and comfortable. It can lean boho, eclectic, or even traditional.
There are so many shades of green that each can give your home a totally unique feel.
Green works great for walls, cabinets, furniture, and so much more.
Sage green paint is especially having a moment – the sage green bedroom aesthetic is particularly popular.
Green paint colors can be hard to choose from because there are SO many shades!
Here are some factors to consider and a ton of green paint colors in real rooms!
How do I choose the right shade of green paint?
You want to first pick a vibe that you like – look for inspiration photos to decide light green, dark green, sage green, etc.
Get samples and test them in your actual space! Test them on multiple walls at all times of day. My Paint Color Formula shares the exact process I use to pick paint colors!
Is there a warm green?
Warm greens will be greens with a lot of yellow or brown to them. Think olive green as a good example of a warm toned green!
What is the darkest green paint color?
Charleston Green is a really dark green color! They say that it was made when Charleston was a british colony and required to use black paint for their fencing. The charlestonians rebelled and added just a few drops of green to the black paint to jazz it up a bit.
Is green a good house color?
Yes! Green is a great color to paint your house. It’s great for exteriors that are in green, wooded areas as it really gives the home a nature-inspired aesthetic.
I love green for nature-inspired or boho style rooms. It’s really cozy!
Green pairs well with white, black, blues, yellows, and even pink! It’s a very versatile color.
Where should I use green paint?
You can use green paint for:
- the exterior of your home
- the walls of a room
- an accent wall
- an accent piece such as a fireplace
- a piece of furniture
- a ceiling
What is the color psychology of green?
Color psychology is the idea that different colors make you feel different ways. Green is said to bring out feelings of nature, healing, freshness, and quality!
The best green paint colors
Behr Nature’s Gift
This is a beautiful earthy green. It’s slightly darker than light green, with both blue and gray undertones. It really transforms in different light!
Sherwin Williams Watery
Behr Laurel Tree
This is a sage green thats just slightly bright, but has gray undertones so it’s not neon at all.
Behr Trailing Vine
This is a deep true green color that I used as the background color for Luke’s jungle mural!
Behr North Woods
This is a deep green color with muted undertones, so it doesn’t look too forest green but almost black.
Benjamin Moore High Park
This is a medium-dark sage green color. It’s a super on trend shade!
Sherwin Williams Rookwood Sash Green
This is a very rich forest green. It has just a touch of blue undertones, and in cool light could look a bit teal. I love how dramatic it is on cabinets!
Benjamin Moore Waller Green
I love that this green is very dark but not overwhelmingly green. It almost looks charcoal in certain lighting.
Sherwin Williams Pewter Green
This is the perfect earthy sage green paint color. It is gorgeous on the exterior of a home in an earthy, wooded lot!
Benjamin Moore Night Train
This green color has a lot of gray undertones to it, making it not feel too bright. It instantly makes a room feel cozier.
This is an almost teal green color because it has a lot of blue undertones to it. Gorgeous and perfect in an owner’s suite!
Behr In the Moment
This is another green with a lot of blue undertones – but it is definitely green and not blue!
Behr Black Bamboo
This is a gorgeous medium toned sage green paint color. It’s very earthy and works well in boho style homes!
Sherwin Williams Shade Grown
This beautiful deep green color has a vintage feel and pairs really nicely with metallic tones and light neutrals.
Sherwin Williams Rye Grass
If you are looking for a light, bright shade of green, this could be a really good option for you! It has a lot of yellow to it, and is best in homes with warm fixtures like tile or flooring.
Clare Current Mood
This trendy color has a lot of blue undertones to it, making it a beautiful teal green paint color.
This is a rich, true green color. It’s super dark making it moody and perfect for a small space.
Fusion Mineral Bayberry
This paint is meant for furniture but isn’t it stunning. This is a really true olive green if you are looking for the perfect shade!
Sherwin Williams Coastal Plain
This is a lighter, bright, beachy green color. It almost reminds me of sea glass!
Olympic French Market
If you are looking for a very bright mint green, this is the perfect cheery shade!
Sherwin Williams Rock Garden
This is a deep emerald. In a bright room, it will feel energized and not dark and dreary.
Sherwin Williams Retreat
This is a dusty olive green color, with a lot of gray to it so it doesn’t at all feel overwhelming.
Benjamin Moore Cushing Green
This is another great blue-green color. It’s medium toned – not too bright, not too dark – so it will work in a wide variety of room sizes!
Annie Sloan Antibes Green
If you are looking for green chalk paint and you want something BRIGHT green, this is the perfect option. It’s like the perfect fresh healthy leaf!
Sherwin Williams Talipot Palm
Looking for the perfect palm leaf green paint color? If you like maximalism, color, and pattern, this could be the perfect green paint color for your home!
Benjamin Moore Dakota Shadow
This is really a gorgeous olive green paint color! It has a really earthy, boho feel to it!
Sherwin Williams Acacia Haze
This is a dusty olive green color. Perfect for a trendy, sage green wall!
Still not sure what paint color to choose?
My Paint Color Formula ebook walks you through the painless process of expertly testing paint swatches to ensure you have the perfect color for your home.
The best way to sample paint? Samplize!
Thanks for reading!
Morgan is passionate about home decor and paint colors. She has been sharing DIY home decor tips since 2012 at CharlestonCrafted.com. From there, she learned to love paint colors, and the Paint Color Project was born in 2022!