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15 Best Green Paint Colors To Spruce Up Your Walls


Welp, I’ve gone and done it — started painting walls in the house again, that is. In my defense, I began this painting endeavor out of necessity, seeing as my son’s walls were a hot mess. So as I sit here typing this with caked up green paint on my fingers, I can’t help but think about the best green paint colors out there. I dare say I feel confident I have at least one or two in my house, but there are so many out there I’ve yet to try.

I’m what you might call a wee bit obsessive about paint colors. Just ask my husband . . . I nearly drove him insane in the time it took to close on our house because I spent hours upon hours comparing paint swatches and asking his opinion. Spoiler alert: he really doesn’t care. He’s got the whole “happy wife, happy life” thing down, so he tends to just let me do my thing when it comes to home DIY and decor. I think the only time he has regretted it is that one unfortunate night I decided to demo the bathroom at 3 a.m. I mean, in my defense, I had no idea taking the old as hell towel holders off the wall would leave gigantic holes.

Holes which I would then tape cardboard over and hope he didn’t notice the next morning. Ha! Don’t worry; we got that squared away.

Anyway, when we were originally searching for wall colors, we found a ton of information about blue wall colors — but very little about greens. So in the spirit of helping someone else hone in on the perfect green paint color for their home, here are some of the best ones I’ve come across in my constant search.

Benjamin Moore “Soft Fern”


via Home Bunch

NOTE: I painted our guest room this color, and I swear to goodness it is the paint color people ask about the most when they come to our house! It’s a dreamy, soft green-gray that looks good with everything.

Sherwin Williams “Softened Green”


via Thrifty Decor Chick

Farrow & Ball “Green Smoke”


via My Scandinavian Home

Sherwin Williams “Filmy Green”


via HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams

Benjamin Moore “Georgian Green”


via Home Bunch

Sherwin Williams “Ryegrass”


via Marker Girl

Farrow & Ball “Teresa’s Green”


via Emily Henderson

Benjamin Moore “Creekside Green”


via Home Bunch

Sherwin Williams “Sea Salt”


via Christina’s Adventures

NOTE: This was the color of our kitchen before I decided it needed to be white (it’s a galley with little light). Now, it is the color I just painted our 3 yo’s walls. It’s green, it’s blue, it’s grey… this color is a chameleon.

Benjamin Moore “Dune Grass”


via Young House Love

Behr “Sea Cap”


via  Michaela Noelle

NOTE: Our living room and main hallway in the house are painted this pale minty green. It’s impossible not to be happy when you look at it.

Sherwin Williams “Livable Green”


via Edwina Drummond Interiors/Houzz

Benjamin Moore “Tasty Apple”


via Globus Builder/Houzz

Farrow & Ball “Calke Green”


via Eoin Lyons Interiors/Houzz

Benjamin Moore “Hollingsworth Green”


via House of Turquoise


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  • Reply
    August 2, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    Which green did you paint your guest bedroom: soft fern or softened green?

    • Reply
      August 28, 2020 at 9:27 am

      Hi, Cari! I’m so sorry this comment is a million years later. We used Benjamin Moore Soft Fern! And, seriously, every person who ever went in that room commented on the color. Our style was sort of coastal bohemian, and it worked great. But I would think it would definitely also work great in a farmhouse (or coastal farmhouse, etc) or even a more traditional space. Hope this message finds its way to you!

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