Want to paint your home green? Here are the best green exterior paint colors!
Green is a super trendy paint color right now, but it is also a timeless classic choice for home exteriors.
Green hues on the exterior of your home bring a sense of harmony and connection with nature.
Whether you prefer a soothing pastel green or a bold forest green, we have a curated list of the best green shades to transform your home’s exterior.
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The Timeless Allure of Green Exteriors
Green is a timeless color to choose for a home’s exterior. It feels tranquil and at one with nature – perfect for the outdoors!
Green colors often blend effortlessly with landscapes, for a really beautiful look with the surrounding environment.
Green paint can look modern, traditional, coastal, or boho, depending on the shade that you choose!
Factors to Consider
It is important to consider your home’s architecture, surroundings, and climate when choosing a green exterior paint color.
Different shades of green can affect the perception of the size and style of your home.
Darker colors in general look more traditional, while lighter pastel greens will feel coastal.
Green Exterior Color Families
Some of the most popular green color families for exteriors include:
These shades vary by undertone (warm vs cool) and darkness (light vs dark).
The choice is mainly personal preference for color family!
Coordinating Accent Colors
It is important to select the right trim and accent colors to complement a green exterior.
Explore classic whites, neutral grays, and earthy browns as excellent choices to create a cohesive and visually pleasing look.
There is a timelessness and elegance of classic white accents when paired with green exteriors. Crisp white trim and window frames create a fresh and clean contrast against green, enhancing the architectural details of the home.
- Sherwin Williams Pure White (SW 7005)
- Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White (OC-149)
- Sherwin Williams Alabaster (SW 7008)
There is a wonderful versatility and sophistication to neutral gray accents in combination with green exteriors.
Warm or cool gray tones can harmonize with various green shades, adding depth and balance to the overall color scheme. I suggest pairing warm grays with warm greens and cool grays with cool greens.
- Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter (HC-172)
- Sherwin Williams Repose Gray (SW 7015)
- Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray
I love the earthy charm and organic appeal of brown accents that beautifully complement green exteriors.
Earthy browns on doors, shutters, or trim elements provide a warm and welcoming touch to the overall exterior.
- Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze (SW 7048)
- Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal (HC-166)
- Sherwin Williams Svelte Sage (SW 6164)
The best green paint colors for a home’s exterior
Here are my favorite green paint colors for exteriors.
It’s very important to swatch colors on your wall to be sure they look good – day and night – in your actual space before committing.
Benjamin Moore Calm (2111-70)
Calm is a serene and soft green paint color that envelops your home in a soothing and inviting atmosphere. Its gentle hue complements various architectural styles, making it an excellent choice for a tranquil exterior.
If you are looking for a very neutral that will sometimes read a touch green, this is a great choice.
Sherwin Williams Pewter Green (SW 6208)
Pewter Green is a versatile green paint color that exudes sophistication and elegance on your home’s exterior. Its gray undertones add depth and character to the facade, creating a refined and timeless look.
This is a deep shade but remember that it will look slightly lighter on a bright exterior. It will likely read as very warm and cozy in bright sun.
Benjamin Moore Herb Garden (508)
Herb Garden is a fresh and lively green paint color that adds a vibrant and energetic touch to your home’s exterior. Its invigorating hue evokes a connection with nature and stands out beautifully against natural landscapes.
This is a bright green paint color, but remember that it will be washed out a bit by the bright light on an exterior so won’t feel quite as bright.
It will still feel warm and this is a great option if you want an exterior to really feel green.
Sherwin Williams Fresh Eucalyptus (SW 9658)
Eucalyptus is a modern and chic green paint color that elevates your home’s exterior with its contemporary charm. Its cool undertones create a refreshing and distinctive look.
This shade very clearly has a lot more blue to it but remember that usually outside you have warm light from the sun, which will warm up the blue undertones and make them feel more like a neutral, sage color.
Benjamin Moore Salamander (2050-10)
Salamander is a rich and deep green paint color that lends an air of elegance and luxury to your home’s exterior. Its bold presence creates a striking and eye-catching facade.
This is a super dark green color that can feel black in a lot of circumstances. If you want some thing very moody or modern this is a great choice.
Benjamin Moore Forest Floor (2129-40)
Forest Floor is a warm and earthy green paint color that embraces your home with natural charm. Its cozy undertones evoke a sense of rustic beauty and harmonize with the surrounding landscape.
This is just a great overall pick if you want a warm green color that will hold its color, even in bright exterior light, but not feel too too dark.
Sherwin Williams Ripe Olive (SW 6209)
Ripe Olive is a rich and sophisticated green paint color that adds depth and character to your home’s exterior. Its deep tones exude a sense of warmth and elegance.
This is another super dark warm, green paint color. If you want something super dark, this is a great option to consider.
Benjamin Moore Guilford Green (HC-116)
Guilford Green is a timeless and versatile green paint color that pairs beautifully with various architectural styles. Its balanced hue creates a classic and inviting facade.
This shade is more pastel and remember it will be washed out by exterior light so it will look even lighter in all likelihood on the exterior of your home.
This is a warm shade that could feel a bit yellow in certain lighting, so definitely swatch first but if you want something light and bright, it’s a great choice.
Sherwin Williams Evergreens (SW 6447)
Evergreens is a deep and majestic green paint color that bestows a sense of grandeur and opulence to your home’s exterior. Its regal presence elevates the facade and makes a striking statement.
This is a great option if he wants and then close to an emerald or forest green it really is just so pretty.
What color are you painting the exterior of your home?
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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!