I’m always surprised at how many commenters on interior design posts mention green is their favorite color. Green has enjoyed great popularity in the 2020s. There’s so much psychological-related chatter about why it’s trending, but let’s face it. It’s a color that reminds most of us of nature, growth, renewal, trees, earthy goodness, and fresh produce. You certainly need not paint every wall green to enjoy it. For example, you an interior or exterior door with green can be striking. You could also paint a castoff or vintage piece of furniture for a lively pop. Maybe after living with a bit of green, you’ll feel ready for bolder strokes (utility or kitchen cabinets, a bathroom vanity). Find Green Interiors to Inspire for lovely ideas.
Green Interiors to Inspire
How Designers Effectively Use Green
So much yummy design with green lately, and there isn’t one particular style in this eclectic mix.
Chalky or muddy greens can be oh so sophisticated and tranquil, yes? In the Arts and Crafts style boutique hotel above, it’s a timeless look that seems perfectly restful. When green is the star of a lively wallpaper pattern…
it can feel perfectly whimsical and lighthearted! Summer Thornton does the prettiest things with the prettiest greens!
Just when you think you have seen everything! A designer chooses a cheerful green for flooring, and you realize it’s a genius way to introduce nature or bring the outdoors in.
So many folks are wallpapering their powder rooms, and it’s so smart. You’re less likely to tire of it since it’s a space where you’re popping in and out.
I so admire the work of Beata Heuman who inspires us in so many different ways. For example, there are no design rules so it’s perfectly okay to mix your greens in a room for a very evolved look that is more inviting and rich with character.
So many ways to celebrate green in a kitchen design, and I love the calm mood above which in part is due to cabinets and walls swathed in a gorgeous understated sage.
Interiors With Olive Green
Thinking about sampling a green paint color of ten? It truly can be as easy as…peel, stick, and repeat! Samplize samples are made with two coats of real paint from the manufacturer, making the swatch a 100% accurate representation of the final color for walls.
Even more impressive? The sample can be repositioned multiple times. Yep. Move it around to different locations on the wall to notice how it appears in different lighting.
Notice how it works with the other colors in your space and with other samples.
The samples can even be used around corners.
In this living room (below), Card Room Green is used only on the fireplace wall. Suddenly the fireplace can be more of a focal point.
It’s such an amazing color as a backdrop for the holidays!
This gorgeous dark grey green is named after the study-like rooms favored in the Victorian period. Farrow and Ball calls it “unapologetic in its strength.”
Isn’t it unusual and interesting to see two low-contrast greens used together like this (above)?
One of the reasons it is so wise to sample greens is that the very same color that looks perfect in a photo could be all wrong for you. Card Room Green looks teal in this image (maybe because of time of day or editing later).
Similarly, the stair rail gets a moment with green. I remember the internet sensation that occurred when Charlotte Reiss painted her former farmhouse kitchen cupboards this color:
Isn’t it the ideal green to complement two hundred year old antique reclaimed terracotta tiles?
Green Paints Similar to Green Smoke
Wondering about other greens to sample that are similar to Green Smoke? Try: Sherwin-Williams Retreat, Privilege Green, Cityscape and Benjamin Moore Caldwell Green.
Here’s how F&B describe the hue: “A smoky green blue, this colour was popular in interiors during the late 19th century. It has an irresistibly inviting deepness and weathered familiarity when used in exterior situations, while evoking calm and serenity when used inside.”
I’m not sure this white Ilve range would look quite as amazing without the green cabinetry surrounding it! And that handmade pendant! If you’re looking for elegant lighting to shed light on your pretty green rooms…
Gray-Green Interior Ideas
When you’re after a sophisticated grey-green…
It feels clean and sophisticated in this bath:
Have you green lovers ever tried a green painted statement wall?
Here’s a home where a very natural feeling gray green plays a starring role:
Bold & Earthy Green
Farrow & Ball Bancha No. 298
I have sampled this unusual green which is one of those hard to describe greens with brown undertones…it is definitely strong and isn’t quite olive.
Farrow & Ball says Bancha is named after Japanese tea leaves and is a “mid-century modern green…perfect for those who want to embrace stronger colour in the home, its sober tone creates rooms that feel calm and serene – especially when combined with soft pinks and browns.”
More green with terracotta…are you loving the rustic natural mood?
It truly has a midcentury feel:
These earthy greens are so incredible with natural warm woods, brass and gold tones, and black.
Bold & Beautiful Lime Green
Feelin’ saucy and ready to go bolder than Bancha with a lime green for the books?
Not sure of the exact green on panels and trim in Martha Stewart’s beautiful room, but try Benjamin Moore Buckingham Gardens for something in the same spirit.
Serene Sage Decor Inspiration
If you like serene sage green colors that lean toward grey…
A great way to save yourself from choosing the wrong color? Order a few samples with Samplize to get them delivered straight to your doorstep.
Oh, and I almost forgot about Dried Thyme:
Also, go HERE to see additional serene green possibilities.
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