Best paint colors in green for a stylish home

paint colors green shades

Colorful and calming green paint shades for a trendy home


Green is the color of nature and represents life, renewal, prosperity, and harmony.

The popular paint color in green has been changing in the last few decades. Various shades of green were popular during the 1940s and ’50s. So if you like thrifting, you’ll find a lot of green vintage furniture and home decor accessories in your local thrift store.

Avocado and olive green were trendy in the ’60s and ’70s.

Seafoam green was the favorite choice in the ’80s. Many of us still love this pastel hue of green. It is perfect for incorporating in your coastal home decor.

Hunter green and emerald green gained popularity in the ’90s through the early 2000s. They give a bold statement in your home, and bohemian style lovers use them all the time.

Is green a popular paint color in 2020?

Luckily, all shades of green are popular nowadays, and you can mix a couple of different tones in the same living space.


What are the shades of green colors?

Please note that this article contains affiliate links.  Please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the page.

paint colors of green

There are way too many to mention but to give you some popular paint color in green shades and hues, here is a shortlist:

  • Teal
  • Turquoise
  • Kelly green
  • Forest green
  • Lime green
  • Emerald green
  • Olive
  • Sage


The color green is created by mixing blue and yellow together. There is more to mixing different shades of greens, though. Once you chose your favorite color, they will mix grey, white, brown, red in it too to create your perfect shade.

Hunter green, emerald green, teal have deep blue undertones, and they are perfect for modern or boho style homes where you want to create a bold statement.

Lime green, sage green, and olive have more yellow undertones.


What are the most popular green colors?


When it comes to painting colors of green, our favorite brand is Sherwin-Williams. The quality of the paint will never disappoint, and they have a wide range of green shades you can choose from.


Sherwin-Williams paint colors green gray

A gray undertone creates a soft, light green. It’s the perfect choice for you if you want a clean, versatile look in your home. You can add it to warmer tone furniture like sand, chocolate brown, and taupe, to warm up the living space.

  • Sea Salt SW 6204
  • Rainwashed SW 6211
  • Quietude SW 6212


Sherwin-Williams sage green paint colors

A muted red like terracotta is the complementary color for sage green. You can also add purple, orange, and blue home decor accessories with a sage green accent wall.

  • Sage SW 2860
  • Garden Sage SW7736
  • Sheraton Sage SW 0014


Sherwin-Williams paint colors olive green

Olive is a dark yellowish-green color. Some brownish hue is included too. It is warm and peaceful and goes well with all wood tones and natural stone materials.

  • Ripe olive SW 6209
  • Relentless Olive SW 6425
  • Basque Green SW 6426


Sherwin-Williams paint colors for a bold statement

Darker green colors make a beautiful statement in your home. You can decor your home with complementary colors, like red, red or burnt orange, and violet.

  • Frosted Emerald SW 9035
  • Hunt Club SW 6468
  • Envy SW 6925


Green bedroom ideas

paint colors green grey


A fresh, vibrant green accent wall can make a bold statement in your bedroom.

Painting the wall in 2 tones can add a touch of natural hue, and it’s a versatile color that adds harmony to any decorating theme.

Keep your bedroom fresh and combine the dark green wall with white curtains, off-white and grey boho pillows, and hardwood floor.


Pop of color in the mudroom

pop of green painted door


Mixing lime green and navy blue in your mudroom are perfect! You can combine these vibrant colors with fresh white walls and hardwood floors.


Pop of color green in the living room

green wallpaper in livingroom

source: Photo by StockSnap–894430

There are some great options for those who want green but not ready to paint the walls. These cute peel and stick wallpapers are adding a modern look to a living room accent wall.

If you don’t want to paint your walls green but still think you want a calming natural green color in your living room, you can always add decorative pillows and combine them with burnt orange and grey.


Green shade for a dresser

vibrant green paint on a dresser


Give a makeover to your old furniture with a vibrant Kelly green paint.

This shade adds a bright, dramatic look to any old upcycled furniture. You can pair kelly green with other shades of green or with toned-down yellows, oranges, blues, and violets.


Helpful tools if you are planning your next painting DIY

These are the ones we love to use:

  1. painting brush
  2. painter’s tape
  3. paint roller kit
  4. drop cloth


Final thoughts on paint colors in green

As you can see, there’s a wide range of paint shades when it comes to green.

It depends on which hue you choose; you can create a bold statement or a beautiful calming natural look in your home.

I love the green color because it represents renewal, harmony, and you can sneak nature in your home.

No matter if you are a boho style lover or coastal or prefer modern home decor, I hope you found this article useful, and off you go painting your wall or furniture green.


Check out my other colorful home decor ideas.

  1. How to decorate with mustard yellow
  2. Red painted entryway bench
  3. Orange Fall home decor


Don’t forget to PIN it so you can come back to choose the perfect shade of green paint. 

paint colors of green

I’d love to see your green home decor. Please leave them in the comments.

Do you wanna DIY more?


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I accept the Privacy Policy

Learn to create beautiful things