It was time to write a blog post about my favorite shades of dark green paint colors since I have a lot of green in my home and get a lot of questions about those colors.
I also recently wrote a blog post about my terracotta paint colors and how I used different shades of them in our home. In that blog post, I also mentioned that my favorite color combo right now is green and terracotta and showed several examples. I don’t know what it is about these two colors together but I just love them. More about this color combo is also mentioned below.
My favorite shades of dark green paint colors
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Are dark green paint colors in style?
Dark green paint colors are a classic and timeless choice. Furthermore, in recent years, dark green has been a popular color choice in home decor, particularly in the form of moody, rich hues.
I have increasingly found myself attracted to darker paint color shades over the years when I pin interiors on Pinterest.
In addition, people have been wanting to bring the outdoors in and give their homes a more natural feel. The trend is definitely leaning towards darker shades of greens and natural wood tones.
10 reasons to use dark green paint colors in your home
- Dark green colors are versatile colors that can work well in both traditional and modern design styles.
- They can create a cozy and inviting atmosphere in a room.
- Dark green paint colors can help to create a sense of calm and serenity in a space.
- They can be used to create a bold statement in a room or as an accent color.
- Different variations of dark green colors are a popular color choice for bedrooms, as they are believed to promote restful sleep.
- Moody greens can be used to add depth and dimension to a room by creating a sense of layers and texture.
- They can be paired with a wide range of other colors, such as neutrals, wood tones, metallics, pastels, and other moody colors.
- Dark greens can be used to create a natural and organic feel in a space.
- Shades of dark green paint colors can be used to create a sense of drama and elegance in a room.
- Dark green paint colors are timeless color choices that will never really go out of style.
Different dark green paint colors in our home
I have used a lot of Valspar paint colors in our home and the reason isn’t that I collaborate with them or because I prefer Valspar over others. Nope! The simple explanation is that Lowes is closest to my house and it is just more convenient to buy my paint there.
I have used a lot of Behr over the years too before Lowes moved in and Home Depot was closest. I have never been a person who went for the pricier paint brands, simply because we are on a budget.
Our son’s bedroom with deep dark green color-blocked walls
I wanted dark colors but not overwhelming for our son’s room. That is why I picked a deep green and only color-blocked the walls with white on top. We are really happy with how his sophisticated boy’s room with dark green walls turned out and have kept it that way for years. The classic dark green with a slightly modern twist makes it timeless. The dark green velvet Ikea curtains are almost an exact match but sadly aren’t available anymore.
Deepest River 5009-3 by Valspar
Equivalent colors to Deepest River by other paint brands
These paint colors from other brands may not be an exact match, however, they fall within the same lines and would provide the same look.
- Studio Green No. 93 by Farrow & Ball
- Dark Pewter 2122-10 by Benjamin Moore
- Olympic Range SW 7750 by Sherwin Williams
- Evergreen Field HDC-WR16-05 by Behr
Our two-toned sage-green kitchen cabinets
The funny thing is that my childhood home in Germany had and still has green carpet throughout the entire upstairs. That included my bedroom and I hated it. I vowed to never have the color green like that in my home! Haha! Guess what? My kitchen is now an almost identical color to that hated wall-to-wall carpeting. Just proves that you should never say never.
I changed our white kitchen up by painting the lower cabinets in this beautiful shade of sage green. I’m in love with this cabinet color and after years am not sick of it yet. It just is an excellent choice.
Lush Sage 5003-2B by Valspar
Equivalent colors to Lush Sage by other paint brands
- Green Smoke No. 47 by Farrow & Ball
- Laurel Garland N390-6 by Behr
- Basil SW 6194 by Sherwin Williams
- In The Garden CSP-805 by Benjamin Moore
Our green-colored DIY kitchen appliances
I chose the vinyl in a HEX color because that was the code required by the vinyl company to coordinate with the Valspar Lush Sage color of the cabinets. Although it’s not an exact match, it’s pretty close as you can see below.
You can read more about how to match the color of your cabinets in my appliance makeover blog post.
Dark green colors in our dining room
As shown below, the antique oil painting is in various shades of dark greens and was the inspiration for most of my green paint colors and accent colors. I also have to point out that the dark green velvet settee and dark green velvet curtains coordinate with my green kitchen cabinets which is why I had to include it in this roundup even though I can’t name any paint colors.
Dark green shutters on our exterior
Our home’s shutters have been green since we moved in in 2000 and as they faded over the years, I just kept repainting them green because I like them the way they are. I just love this shade of dark green and don’t feel the need to paint them a different color. I love the look of all my lush plants and the stone wall of our porch.
Rockwood Shutter Green SW 2809 by Sherwin Williams
Equivalent colors to Rockwood Shutter Green by other paint brands
- Studio Green No. 93 by Farrow & Ball
- Black Evergreen MQ6-44 by Behr
- Salamander 2050-10 by Benjamin Moore
- Tempest’s Teapot M250 by Valspar
Our dark olive green bathroom
I love the color of our bathroom. I wanted a different shade of green from all the other greens in our home which I did find in this ever-changing shade of olive green. It is a beautiful warm green.
Gaucho 6004-4C by Valspar
I’m not going to lie, Valspar 6004-4c is an odd color. I’m only saying this because it never looks the same. When you enter this color in Google and see it on the screen, it looks nothing like it actually does in person. And every time I try to photograph it, it looks completely different from the last time. Sometimes it looks like a dark olive green and other times it looks almost like a bright muddy olive green. The below photo does the color justice most of the time though. I truly love it.
The color swatches were all entered using color codes from the brands in Photoshop, so I can confidently say that it is the correct color, even though it may not match up exactly with how it looks in the photo.
Equivalent colors to Gaucho by other paint brands
- Bancha No. 298 by Farrow & Ball
- Outdoor Oasis S370-7 by Behr
- Oakmoss SW 6180 by Sherwin Williams
- Guacamole 2144-10 by Benjamin Moore
Different dark green paint colors not in our home
Dark green bathroom floor
Well, the below image is not from our home but I took the photo on my trip to Bald Head Island where I got to see the 2017 Southern Living Idea House. I still love the entire beautiful house so much and many of the things are still in style with its classic design.
Evergreens SW6447 by Sherwin Williams
As I said earlier, I’m loving terracotta and green in a room together and this bathroom has it all. Rattan, terracotta, and green accents. I would have never thought of painting a wood floor dark green like this. Would you? It looks amazing though, don’t you agree? That green mirror is the cherry on top.
Equivalent colors to Evergreens by other paint brands
- Duck Green No.W55 by Farrow & Ball
- Chard MQ6-49 by Behr
- Hunter Green by Valspar
- Chrome Green HC-189 by Benjamin Moore
Deep, mossy olive green kitchen walls and cabinets
I had to add Claire Brody‘s kitchen to this blog post again because that shade of green is almost like mine and I love it so much. The walls are actually roman clay by Portola Paints & Glazes and the color is called Highland. On their website, it is described as a deep, mossy olive green but to me, it is also leaning towards a sage again like my Lush Sage in our kitchen.
Roman Clay in Highland by Portola Paints & Glazes
Equivalent colors to HIghland by other paint brands
- Down Pipe 100026 by Farrow & Ball
- Pinecone Hill N410-6 by Behr
- Quaking Bog 5005-2C by Valspar
- Rosemary SW6187 by Sherwin Williams
- Rainy Afternoon 1575 by Benjamin Moore
What colors compliment dark green?
Besides paring dark green paint colors with obvious neutrals like beige, white, and ivory, I have been loving adding some trendy bold colors, jewel tones, leathers, and different wood tones.
Below find the same images above with some accent colors and color combinations.
maroon, rust, or terracotta with dark green
blue and/or purple with dark green
I love the purples and blues combined with the dark greens in the painting and these colors are a great start to finding accent colors. The obvious accent color in the below photo is the caramel color of the pillows, frame, and placemats but let’s not forget the different shades of blue and purple.
If you would match these accent colors to paint swatches, here are some ideas:
- caramel color: Miner’s Prize 264-6 by Valspar
- purple color: Symphony by Valspar
- blue color: Baritone Blues 4010-6 by Valspar
yellow with dark green
We used Gold Abundance 3003-1A by Valspar as the accent color with Deepest River 5009-3 by Valspar but the butterscotch leather and wood are definitely an accent color too.
List of dark green paint colors mentioned
- Evergreen Field HDC-WR16-05
- Laurel Garland N390-6
- Black Evergreen MQ6-44
- Outdoor Oasis S370-7
- Chard MQ6-49
- Pinecone Hill N410-6
- Deepest River 5009-3
- Lush Sage 5003-2B
- Tempest’s Teapot M250
- Gaucho 6004-4C
- Hunter Green
- Quaking Bog 5005-2C
- Olympic Range SW 7750
- Basil SW 6194
- Rockwood Shutter Green SW 2809
- Oakmoss SW 6180
- Evergreens SW6447
- Rosemary SW6187
- Dark Pewter 2122-10
- In The Garden CSP-805
- Chrome Green HC-189
- Guacamole 2144-10
- Salamander 2050-10
Farrow & Ball
- Studio Green No. 93
- Green Smoke No. 47
- Beverly No. 310
- Bancha No. 298
- Duck Green No.W55
- Down Pipe 100026
So, which shades of dark green paint colors are your favorite? It’s a good idea that if you like any of the mentioned colors, you should get swatches or paint samples at the store and try them out in your space and natural light. And don’t overthink it!!! Seriously! It’s just paint and you can easily paint over it again.