Green can convey a wide range of emotions and vibes in a room. It can turn a space into a serene sanctuary, a vibrant playroom, or a dramatic bedroom. It all depends on the shade and the setting. Get a jump on the greenery trend by enlivening your walls with refreshing color. Here interior designers share their favorite shades of green paint.
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Interior designer Mark Cutler likes Farrow & Ball's Green Smoke. "It is a deep moody green, not as bright as Kelly green but more intense than khaki; it is the perfect color for a painted floor where you want a deep richness to anchor a room, but not one so bright that it would take over." He recommends pairing it with a smoky pink for a unique contrast.
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"Green is one of my favorite colors to use because it plays well with so many other colors. It is, after all, one of nature’s neutrals," says interior designer Janet Lorusso. Pale green like this pairs beautiful with other light neutrals such as beige and taupe, but looks equally as stunning against deep, dark jewel tones.
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Dustier tones are a great option when you want to use color, but prefer the subdued nature of neutrals. Adding a hazy finish over any hue, such as Garden Safe from EasyCare Paint, instantly gives it a sophisticated twist and makes it more complementary to a variety of palettes.
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Alice Chiu, the principal interior designer at Miss Alice Designs, appreciates the calming presence that this color brings into a room. "It is a beautiful shade of bluish-green that is peaceful and relaxing, perfect for a bedroom," she says. "With the craziness and chaos in the world, it is a soothing color to unwind to after a long day at work. It can also make a small space appear larger because it naturally brightens up a room with its vibrancy. It is like being in the middle of an expansive sparkling ocean."Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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"We love the retro vibe of Avocado by Benjamin Moore," says Susan Williams, an interior designer at Siren Betty Design. "This color looks just right with mid-century modern furniture and has a bold personality—Mad Men's Megan Draper would love it for her living room!" Use this in a den or try it out in a kitchen for a throwback to the '60s.
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Another lovely shade is Webster Green by Benjamin Moore. Taryn Bone, the principal architect at Interior Designer at Bone Collective Studio says, "It works so elegantly as a kitchen base cabinet or in a moody powder room. It is one of those colors that works in different settings from minimal to traditional."
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"I recommend Benjamin Moore's Soft Fern, which is a soft, elegant, light green hue," says interior designer, Anne Michaelsen. "It is a great color for bedrooms because it is tranquil and exudes a sense of nature while still adding some color and flair." She recommends pairing the shade with warm neutrals or colors with a similar light hue.
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Jessica Salomone, the interior designer behind Lotus and Lilac Design Studio loves Softened Green from Sherwin-Williams. The gray-infused green is a great color for nurseries, living rooms, and guest bedrooms.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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"Mediterranean Teal by Benjamin Moore has a luxurious, retro feel—we especially love it for wooden paneling or painted furniture in a living room, or for cabinetry in a kitchen," says Siren Betty Design interior designer Susan Williams. "It would be gorgeous as a headboard or for an accent wall in a bedroom—it is a very sexy green."
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"A bold shade of green, such as The Spruce Best Home Retro Vibes, looks amazing in rooms with windows on more than one side of the room," says John Mochelle, an architect out of New York City. "If you increase the paint sheen level, this medium lime green color will change as the sun moves throughout the day." The hue is perfect for accent walls or chairs and side tables.