Looking for the perfect blue-green paint color? Here is a guide to how to pick the perfect blue-green paint color for your home!
I am really feeling green paint colors lately. It’s one of my favorite colors for interior walls!
Green is definitely a big trend right now – so I’m seeing it everywhere I look.
And I love it! Green can feel like you are returning to nature. It’s earthy and calm and relaxing.
Blue-green paint colors are having a moment, as well. Blue-greens can also be known as teal. It can look beachy, preppy, or even earthy.
If you have a lot of blue accents or are used to decorating with cool tones, using blue-green colors can be a great option for your home.
Green paint colors can be hard to choose – there are SO many shades!
Here are some factors to consider and a ton of blue green paint colors to consider!
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, blue-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! This is opposed to blue-green paint colors which are almost always cool toned.
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 blue-green paint colors
Light blue-green paint colors
Sherwin Williams Watery
Watery is a light, but not too bright, mint green color, perfect for our coastal kitchen! It definitely has a lot of baby blue to it, making this a great pale blue green color. Consider pairing it with navy blue to bring out more of the blue tones.
Sherwin Williams Rainwashed
This color tends a bit more green-gray, but it definitely has blue undertones. It’s a great option for a bit of green without going too bold.
Behr In the Moment
This is another green with a lot of blue undertones – but it is definitely green and not blue! This blue green paint shade was the color of the year in 2018 and it’s truly beautiful and easy to decorate with.
Sherwin Williams Silver Strand
OK – so this is really a gray paint color. But, it is a gray with blue green undertones. It’s a popular neutral but just green enough to fit in well on this list.
Sherwin Williams Sea Salt
This is a light blue green color that people even consider neutral. But, it’s definitely green. It’s a great option if you want a hint of green without it being too in your face.
Benjamin Moore silver marlin
This is more of a gray with blue and green undertones – heavy on the green. It can look more muted in certain rooms, and more colorful in bright light. It’s a great option for a more neutral look!
This is a SUPER light blue green paint color. It’s almost white with just a hint of mint to it. Perfect if you really don’t want a lot of color, just the feel of the color.
Benjamin Moore Beach Glass
This is another dusty mint green color. It has a lot of green, a medium amount of gray, and a small amount of blue, just enough to give it that light, bright, sea glass look.
Benjamin Moore Wythe Blue
This is a medium toned blue-green paint color has a bit more blue to it, but is still pretty solidly green. It’s got just the right amount of color depth to be interesting without feeling dark or making a room feel smaller.
Dark blue-green paint colors
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!
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. It’s definitely on the greener side for bluish green paint colors, but there is blue to it that can be brought out using blue accents.
Sherwin Williams Drizzle
This color has a lot more blue it it – it’s verging on tiffany blue, but with a touch of green and much more muted with the gray undertones. It is so beachy or cottage-y, I love it!
Benjamin Moore Aegean Teal
Aegean Teal is a super popular blue green paint color. It has a lot more blue it it making it very cool. It is mid-toned, meaning it has a medium color depth and is neither light nor super dark. It really is the perfect teal paint color!
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!
Benjamin Moore Dark Harbor
This is a super dark teal paint color. It’s moody and luxurious. Perfect for a piece of furniture or a room you want to feel like a dark jewel box.
Benjamin Moore Newburg Green
This is another super dark blue green paint color. It’s heavier on the blue – it’s really a navy paint – but with definite green undertones!
What’s your favorite blue-green paint color?
Still not sure what paint color to choose?
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