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My Favorite Green Paint Colors

My Favorite Green Paint Colors - Room for Tuesday As everyone is gearing up to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend, I thought I’d put together a different type of post revolving around “green”. You guys already know green is my favorite color and I love sprinkling bits of it throughout my home! Lucky for us, green paint is continuing to gain popularity and I don’t see it becoming dated anytime soon. If you’ve been on the fence to paint a room, a wall, or a piece of furniture green- now is the perfect time! Click through for my all-time favorite green paint colors…

My Favorite Green Paint Colors - Room for Tuesday As you know, pretty much all of the paint in our house comes from Sherwin-Williams. I have the entire swatch library and fan book system that I often use for interior client presentations, so all of the paint colors within this post are vetted by yours truly. I looked at each and every swatch included in the roundup under natural light, as well as in low light, and they’re all really good greens… my “go-to” greens, if you will.

First up, let’s take a look at the best light green hues. I like to stick to colors that aren’t super bright or saturated- they have a more timeless feeling.

My Favorite Green Paint Colors - Room for Tuesday I’d classify the tallboy dresser in the above image as a “light green”. It adds the perfect amount of color, while still looking balanced and neutral. If you’re non-committal and are having trouble “going green”, the lighter tones are the perfect place to start.

My Favorite Green Paint Colors - Room for Tuesday Moving onto my favorite medium green paint colors, you’ll find a similar approach. None of these colors are screaming, but are rather deep and sophisticated.

My Favorite Green Paint Colors - Room for Tuesday I’d put my fireplace into the medium green category. It’s not crazy dark, but it’s also not light. Medium greens have been in my comfort zone lately. The slightly muted and muddy quality these colors possess is something I’m really attracted to.

My Favorite Green Paint Colors - Room for Tuesday The dark, moody, and rich green hues really sing to my soul. If you’re in need of a bold pop of color, look no further! Check out my favorite dark green paints below…

My Favorite Green Paint Colors - Room for Tuesday The first time I used a deep green paint was in the dining room of our Ohio house. Years ago, I remember being a nervous that it was too weird or crazy. After the entire room was finished, my stress was alleviated by a deep love for the dark color. Everyone who visited commented on the gorgeous color, and I knew it was a great decision. That was later affirmed when HGTV Magazine asked to feature the dining room solely because of the paint color.

These days I don’t need affirmation to know that green is a great (and my favorite) choice in interior settings. It almost reads like a neutral… navy is the same way. Long story short, you can’t go wrong! Even if you’re not 100% sold- paint isn’t permanent. That’s something I enjoy reminding people of.

My Favorite Green Paint Colors - Room for Tuesday Compiling this monochromatic post made me really happy! Did you find the paint colors helpful? Be sure to pin them for later if you don’t have anything to paint at the moment. Are there any other green paint fanatics out there? Any other colors I should add to the list? I suppose the Irish knew what they were doing. Ha!


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    March 14, 2018 at 8:45 am


    I’d love your honest feedback… (and help!). We own a duplex down, so our little girl (and future boy) bedrooms are in the lower level. I had originally painted the nursery “white dove” but i’m not convinced it’s right even if I do fix the lighting. I was seriously considering one of the lighter green colors. I’ve heard that if a room has bad natural the light, that it actually looks better to paint the room a warmer/cozier color. Do you agree with this? What would you think about painting a nursery in one of the colors from the “light green paint color” section? Do you think it might be “too dark”? We have a natural colored crib and blue rug (desaturated blue)

    Regardless, love these green colors you selected and even if we don’t end up using one in the nursery, I definitely want to use it somewhere else!!

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      March 14, 2018 at 1:28 pm

      Hi Mary, Happy to help! I actually disagree that if a room has poor natural light, that painting it a “warm” color is a must. I think each room and circumstance is unique… there are so many factors that make a space feel cozy and inviting: furniture, textiles, decor, color palette, etc- and how all of those things interact with each other. I actually think the lighter green hues would be perfect for a nursery! You might even want to add luxe textures (like drapery, a soft rug, etc) to the space. Maybe even some contrasting art or accents… think burnt sienna / rust tones to compliment the blue and green. I definitely don’t think it would be too dark. Hope this helps! xo

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    March 14, 2018 at 10:48 am

    I’ve been thinking about painting my bathroom an olive color. I feel like this is fate telling me it’s a go. :) Thanks for the round up!

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      March 14, 2018 at 1:14 pm

      100% yes!! I think you should go for it, Jacqui :)

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    Marie rivera
    March 14, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    Where would I get bamboo shades like those?

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    March 16, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Your gorgeous green fireplace is on Studio McGee today!! Yay!

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      March 16, 2018 at 1:22 pm

      Thanks so much for letting me know, Jacqui! I had no idea :) Happy Friday- hope you have an amazing weekend. xo

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