If you’re searching for just the right dark green paint for your home, you’ve come to the right place! Here are the top dark green paint colors to help you find that perfect shade!
Dark green paint colors are a surefire way to bring nature’s beauty and tranquility inside your home. Whether you’re looking for something bold and grand or subtle and sophisticated, this list of dark green paint colors is sure to give you ideas that’ll inspire you to create the perfect space for your home. With the right shade, you can make your house feel like a luxurious escape!
Dark Green is often associated with luxury, growth, and sophistication. It’s also a color that can be both calming and invigorating depending on the shade and how it’s used. In interior design, greens can be used in a variety of ways – subtle accents, bold statements, or even main wall colors.
If you’ve been considering giving your home (or a certain room within it!) an earthy refresh, consider a dark green paint color.
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FAQs about Dark Green Paint
What undertones does dark green have?
Dark green paint is a deep shade of green that lends itself to the cool side. Typically, these darker shades take on varying amounts of brown, yellow, and gray undertones.
What colors pair well with dark green paint?
Dark Green is a very dominant color with a significant amount of blue and black. To add contrast and interest to a room, pair dark green with:
• Neutral browns (that don’t have a lot of red)
• Natural wood tones
• Pinks or coral
• Mustard yellows or gold
Where can I use dark green paint colors?
Dark green paint colors add some serious mood wherever they are applied. Consider using dark green paint for your:
• Accent walls
• Home exteriors
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How Different Types of Lighting Affect Dark Green Paint Colors
The presence of undertones in paint is the direct result of the paint color mixing process. This is how and why lighting influences can impact the appearance of colors.
Warm-tinted lighting draws out warm tones and mutes cooler tones. Conversely, cool-tinted lighting draws out cool tones while muting warm tones.
If you’re new to using dark greens in your home decor, it’s important to choose a shade that works well with your existing color palette and lighting. Dark greens can sometimes appear too intense if not balanced correctly.
The tone of green can heavily influence the mood of a space. Darker greens like forest or hunter green can bring richness while lighter greens like sage or mint are more calming.
Although each shade may look slightly different, generally, here’s how you can expect dark green paint colors to behave:
- Cool or passive lighting – appears darker and grayer and maybe even a little blue. Choose a brighter dark green that has more yellow for this type of lighting.
- Warm lighting – will brighten up so that it reads lighter and greener.
Great Coordinating Colors for Dark Green Paint
If you’re searching for a few reliable go-to’s to pair with dark green paint, I have a few great color suggestions.
- Alabaster (Sherwin Williams) – a creamy warm-leaning soft white.
- City Loft (Sherwin Williams) – a light greige that can look taupe.
- Seapearl (Benjamin Moore) – warm off-white with mild gray undertones.
- Pure White (Sherwin Williams) – warm white that can lean slightly greige.
- Shoreline (Benjamin Moore) – lovely light silvery gray that leans slightly warm.
- Swiss Coffee (Benjamin Moore) – a light off-white with creamy undertones.
- Collingwood (Benjamin Moore) – warm-leaning balanced gray with beige undertones.
- Chantilly Lace (Benjamin Moore) – is clean, neutral white paint color.
Note: ALWAYS take the time to check paint colors against each other and see how they look in your home before committing to them and forking out $$ to add them to your home. Peel and stick paint swatches are a GREAT tool to see how paint colors truly behave in your home and with your lighting.
11 Dark Green Paint Colors for Your Home
If you’re looking to add a touch of nature or sophistication to your space, a deep green hue may be just what you need. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite shades of green that will surely bring your interior design game to the next level.
This list includes a mix of colors that I recommend regularly as well as colors that other designers share with their clients.
Note: I’m only including a few of the most popular dark green paint colors to prevent overwhelming you with too many choices. However, if you don’t see a shade you love on this list, there are many other options out there!
1. Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog
Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog is a captivating paint color that effortlessly blends natural tranquility with timeless elegance. Inspired by the soothing hues found in misty forests, this enchanting shade of green brings a sense of serenity and harmony to any space.
With its subtle undertones of gray, Evergreen Fog exudes a refined sophistication that complements both modern and traditional interiors. This versatile color creates a calming atmosphere, evoking a connection to nature and the great outdoors.
Whether used as an accent wall or as the main color scheme, Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog adds a touch of quiet sophistication and a refreshing breath of fresh air to any room.
SG Style Blog turned this room into a gorgeous, boho-style with lots of neutrals and natural elements, which really allow Evergreen Fog to stand out and show off its versatility.
2. Sherwin Williams Pewter Green
Sherwin Williams Pewter Green is a dark, cool-leaning muted green color. This shade is a little sage-like, but at the same time, certain types of light can bring out its hidden olive side.
It’s dark but not too dark and has a soft quality that many dark shades don’t possess, but be aware of its hidden yellow undertones so they don’t surprise you.
The photo below is an excellent example of how different colors and lighting affect the way a paint color looks. Even though Pewter Green belongs to the green paint color family, these kitchen cabinets are showing more gray than green. Style by Emily Henderson did a beautiful job leveraging the neutral side of Pewter Green with warm gold accent pieces and wood tones.
3. Sherwin Williams Shade Grown
A total mood! This dark, moody shade will steal your heart and transform any space into a jewel-toned paradise.
This rich and deep shade of green evokes a sense of lushness and tranquility, reminiscent of a dense forest canopy. With its subtle undertones of brown, Shade Grown exudes a warm and earthy feel, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere in any space.
This versatile color pairs well with a variety of design styles, from rustic to modern, and can be used as a statement color on an accent wall or as an all-over color scheme.
Home with Janny did a beautiful job using Shade Grown to warm up her kitchen island. The gold accents and bright white walls and cabinets allow this stunning shade to take front and center!
4. Benjamin Moore Peale Green
Rich, bold, and almost emerald, this shade of dark green is a power color!
With its soft, muted undertones and hints of gray, Peale Green creates a soothing and tranquil atmosphere. It is a versatile color that can be used in a variety of spaces, from traditional to contemporary, adding a touch of refinement and character.
Whether used on walls, cabinetry, or furniture, Benjamin Moore Peale Green brings a sense of classic beauty and understated luxury to any room, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a sophisticated and enduring aesthetic.
This paint color gave this teen’s room an upgrade! The Happy Housie used this on the bottom part of her son’s half wall. She wanted to give his space a little more style while keeping it “cool”.
5. Benjamin Moore Vintage Vogue
Vintage Vogue is an ultra-dark smoky green that embodies the essence of old-world glamour and sophistication. Inspired by the timeless elegance of bygone eras, Vintage Vogue is a rich and luxurious hue that exudes a sense of opulence and refinement.
With its deep and velvety undertones, this shade of green creates a dramatic and stylish atmosphere. It is a color that effortlessly commands attention and adds a touch of vintage charm to any space.
Whether used as an accent wall or as a bold statement color throughout a room, Benjamin Moore Vintage Vogue brings a sense of grandeur and allure, making it an ideal choice for those seeking to create a truly memorable and glamorous interior.
Ziegler Design used Vintage Vogue in a stunning kitchen renovation (made possible with paint)! I am over the moon with the way the shade tied together both classic and modern elements. Now, this kitchen exudes luxury, elegance, and total sophistication!
6. Sherwin Williams Greenfield
Greenfield from Sherwin Williams is an intense dark, dill green. With its lively and invigorating shade of green, Greenfield brings a sense of natural beauty and liveliness to any space.
This color captures the essence of lush green fields and flourishing foliage, creating a connection to the outdoors.
Whether used as an accent color or as the main color scheme, Greenfield adds a pop of vitality and rejuvenation to any room.
It pairs well with both neutral and bold hues, allowing for versatile design possibilities. Sarah Pence of Pence Creative Interiors shows off this shade masterfully on this board and batten bedroom accent wall.
7. Sherwin Williams Retreat
If you want to bring the outdoors in, Retreat is a great option! Inspired by tranquil retreats and peaceful escapes, Retreat is a soothing shade of green with subtle gray undertones.
This versatile color evokes a sense of balance and harmony, bringing a sense of relaxation to any space.
Whether used as a wall color or as an accent, Retreat adds a touch of serenity and invites a sense of tranquility into the room. Its muted and understated nature allows it to blend seamlessly with a variety of design styles, from modern to coastal.
Sherwin Williams Retreat is the perfect choice for those seeking to create a peaceful sanctuary within their home.
I love this example of utilizing a darker color in a poorly lit space. A Life Unfolding knocked it out of the park with taking a space without much natural light and using moodier tones without making the room feel too “close”.
8. Benjamin Moore Salamander
Benjamin Moore Salamander brings a touch of elegance and a sense of boldness to any room, making it an excellent choice for those who seek to create a captivating and unforgettable interior.
This deep, velvety shade of green is reminiscent of the mysterious beauty found in the natural world. Salamander exudes an air of sophistication and intrigue, adding a dramatic and luxurious touch to any space.
With its unique blend of green and black undertones, it creates a sense of mystery and allure. Salamander is a versatile color that can be used as a bold accent or as a statement color on walls, cabinetry, or furniture.
It pairs well with metallic accents and warm neutrals, allowing for a variety of design possibilities.
Christina Marie did a beautiful job with this paint color in her master bedroom makeover. I love the way they utilized an accent wall with a neutral wainscoting and lighter linens and accents in the room.
9. Sherwin Williams Jasper
Jasper is a super intense shade of green – almost black – that works great in cozy living spaces like a den or family room.
This rich, earthy shade of green embodies the beauty and serenity of a dense forest. Jasper exudes a sense of grounding and balance, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere in any space.
With its deep, muted undertones and hints of brown, it brings a natural elegance to walls, furniture, or accents. It pairs well with earthy tones like terracotta and rust.
Going dark in a windowless bathroom paid off for Chris Loves Julia. They said that Jasper is the deepest green that’s never looked bad and I have to agree!
10. Behr Secret Meadow
Behr Secret Meadow effortlessly captures the beauty and freshness of a hidden meadow. This enchanting shade of green brings a sense of vibrancy and natural charm to any space.
With its bright and invigorating hue, Secret Meadow evokes a feeling of rejuvenation and serenity. It brings the outdoors inside, creating a lively and uplifting atmosphere.
Whether used as an accent color or as the main color scheme, Secret Meadow adds a pop of color and injects a sense of energy into the room.
It pairs well with both neutral and complementary shades, allowing for versatile design possibilities. Behr Secret Meadow is the perfect choice for those looking to infuse their interiors with a touch of nature’s liveliness and create a refreshing and inviting ambiance.
Knots and Nubs transformed her little boy’s room into a king-sized space! I love the various colors and textures she incorporated to make this fit his unique style.
11. Farrow & Ball Studio Green
This deep grey-green hue is perfect for adding a touch of moody sophistication to any room. It pairs well with neutrals and natural materials like wood and leather.
This deep and velvety shade of green has a rich intensity that adds a touch of drama and depth to any space.
Studio Green carries a classic allure, reminiscent of traditional interiors and refined aesthetics. Its deep, almost black undertones create a sense of mystery and intrigue, while still maintaining a luxurious and inviting atmosphere.
It pairs well with both warm and cool tones, offering versatility in design and allowing for various complementary color schemes. Farrow & Ball Studio Green is the perfect choice for those seeking a bold and sophisticated look that exudes timeless style and sophistication. Need to see it to believe it? Well then feast your eyes on this drop-dead gorgeous kitchen from Delve Interiors? GAH!
And that’s a wrap on our list of the best dark green paint colors! These earthy greens and jewel tones can be such a great choice, adding a touch of elegance, depth, and sophistication to any home interior. With rich and earthy undertones, dark green creates a sense of tranquility and connection to nature.
Whether used in a living room, dining room, bedroom, or study, this versatile hue has the power to transform a space into a cozy retreat or a captivating sanctuary.
And if any of these different shades end up on your shortlist of top contenders, remember paint-sampling is better than ending up paint-sorry! I highly recommend these peel and stick samples because they are inexpensive, re-usable and re-positionable…
Not sure these dark greens are your thing? Check out these other paint color options, too:
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