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The best dark olive green paint colors

Want to paint your home olive green? Here are the best dark olive green paint colors and what to consider when picking olive green for your home!

Green is a super trendy home decor color at the moment.

Olive greens are warm toned shades of green with heavy yellow or golden undertones.

Dark shades of olive green are particularly effective at giving a room a moody feeling.

Our bedroom is a dark olive green color (Behr North Woods) and I love the effect!

Let’s talk about olive green paint colors and the best dark shades for your home!

the best dark olive green paint colors

See my favorite light olive green paint colors here!

How do I choose the right shade of olive green paint?

As you already know, olive green is quite popular for interior design right now, so we’re not surprised you chose this one to freshen up your walls.

It’s interesting how this shade is both calming yet bold, perfect for an all-over wall shade or to introduce subtle pop of color. 

But when it comes to choosing the right olive green paint color, things start to get tricky.

Namely, there is a vast array of different shades that only vary slightly from one another.

So, the best way to approach this task is to look at the overall picture, i.e., the details of your home.

Consider your furniture, decor, carpets, and other important elements you won’t remove after you paint your walls.

Also, look for inspiration online by searching for olive green home aesthetics to understand which hues will best match your layout.

Try to determine at least whether you’d opt for lighter or darker shades, as this will help you choose an exact tint much easier. 

See my favorite Olive Green paints by brand: Sherwin Williams & Benjamin Moore

The best dark olive green paint colors

Farrow and Ball Olive

farrow and ball olive

This hue brings to light all the earthy features of olive green, and it’s best used in spaces that can really bring out its richness. 

Sherwin Williams Artichoke

Sherwin Williams Artichoke

This one combines both yellow and gray undertones, giving darker yet warm bursts of energy.

Click here to get a peel & stick sample of Artichoke.

Benjamin Moore Sussex Green

Benjamin Moore Sussex Green

If you love olive green but aren’t so sure of incorporating a bright shade, try this combo of sleek olive infused with charcoal hints. 

Click here to get a peel & stick sample of Sussex Green.

Sherwin Williams Leapfrog

Sherwin Williams Leapfrog

This is a more green version of the olive, but it’s great to give your space a vibrant quality. 

Click here to get a peel & stick sample of Leapfrog.

Benjamin Moore Shady Lane

Benjamin Moore Shady Lane

A deep olive green that incorporates both earthy and forest qualities. 

Click here to get a peel & stick sample of Shady Lane.

Benjamin Moore Forest Floor

Benjamin Moore Forest Floor

Another one on our list of dark olive green paint colors, deeply muted and very close to charcoal gray. 

Click here to get a peel & stick sample of Forest Floor.

Farrow and Ball Bancha

Farrow and Ball Bancha

A modern version of the beloved olive, this green is great for those who want to achieve a vibrant home atmosphere.

Click here to get a peel & stick sample of Bancha.

Benjamin Moore Dark Olive

Benjamin Moore Dark Olive

For those who want their space to be both earthy and elegant, this dark, muted olive green would make a perfect choice. 

Click here for a peel & stick sample of Dark Olive.

Sherwin Williams Relentless Olive

Sherwin Williams Relentless Olive

A deep earthy green with yellow undertones, giving off extremely warm and natural vibes.

Click here to get a peel & stick sample of Relentless Olive.

Benjamin Moore G.I. Green

Benjamin Moore G.I.Green

Similar to the previous one, only this dark green is heavier in its yellow undertone. 

Click here to get a peel & stick sample of GI Green.

Benjamin Moore Greenbrook

Benjamin Moore Greenbrook

This is an incredibly warm hue, which at first glance seems like it has a hint of brown infused. 

Click here to get a peel & stick sample of Greenbrook.

Sherwin Williams Dried Thyme

Sherwin Williams Dried Thyme

Definitely one of the best cool toned olive green paint colors, this is an outdoorsy, organic shade that’s perfect for making a calming statement. 

Click here for a peel & stick sample of Dried Thyme.

Sherwin Williams Rosemary

Sherwin Williams Rosemary

If you’re looking for a shade to soothe your senses, opt for this deep green with a grey undertone that makes a great pair with wooden furniture. 

Click here to get a peel & stick sample of Rosemary.

Benjamin Moore Newt Green

Benjamin Moore Newt Green

Newt Green is a perfect combination of earthy green and golden undertones to add a touch of warmth to your space.

Click here to get a peel & stick sample of Newt Green.

What is your favorite shade of olive green?

Still not sure what paint color to choose?

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