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The Top 20 Green Paint colours of all time

The color green is rather special. According to color psychology expert Karen Haller, it symbolizes peace, balance, and harmony. It can also help you feel connected to nature. Of course, it is also the color of the garden lover, connected to Spring with the rebirth of flowers and growth. And it looks good whether in bold jewel-like tones or as a softer pastel.

Green paint is suitable for a number of different rooms in our homes. If you are looking to paint a wall or furniture in your home in green color, then you need to consider one of the following questions and explore our collection of 20 popular paint shades and brands that make up our Top 20 Green Paint Colors of all time!

To keep the suspension going, we'll share these in reverse order but if you want to quickly find out our King of Greens, scroll to the end of this post!




What shade of green is popular right now?


In at no 20, this DARK BRUNSWICK GREEN by Little Greene. This is a rather smart and confident shade used extensively on front doors and railings. Use it to create a theme wall, pairing with crisp white cabinetry. Shop DARK BRUNSWICK GREEN .

Is green color good for the living room?

This is a question we often see in online forums. People love green in their homes but often prefer to see it on a sofa rather than on walls. So why not try a green-blue version?

No 19. Green 04 by LICK

This brings us to Lick's Green 04 paint which provides a warm soft tone with a hint of blue that brings calmness to busy lives. Perfect for north-facing and south-facing rooms. Feel stressed and burnt out no longer! Shop Green 04 paint.

Can I paint over my MDF kitchen cabinets?

Boy do we get this asked often! The answer is that with good preparation (which includes light sanding and adding an all-surface primer like Little Greene's ASP) not only can you add color to your MDF cabinets, but it will stay on for years to come. Our next entry is a perfect color to use on wooden kitchen cabinets if you don't want to do any prepping!

No 18. Antibes Green by Annie Sloan (chalk paint)

The neoclassical palette included this bright emerald green Chalk Paint®, sometimes pure and sometimes lightened with white.

The color is also found on rustic country furniture from Ireland and the south of France – a look which is beautifully achieved with Dark Chalk Paint® Wax. Below: kitchen table and cabinets painted in Antibes Green.

No 17. Emerald Interior by Sherwin Williams

Enjoy stunning color for years to come with Emerald® Interior Paint by Sherwin Williams. This premium paint offers exceptional washability and coverage with a formula that hides dark colors, resists water streaking, and helps prevent stains from penetrating.

This remarkable paint and primer in one contains anti-microbial agents that inhibit the growth of mold and mildew on the paint surface and transform walls with a beautiful finish that speaks for itself. Image from a project by Vintage Revivals.

No 16. Adeline by Graham and Brown

Dark green 'Adeline' was Graham & Brown's Colour of the Year for 2020. Described as an 'oxygenating, fresh tone', the statement hue 'balances the ever-increasing amount of technology making its way into the home, echoing a wider interiors trend which looks to biophilic design to inspire healthier, happier homes'.

Is green a good color for the bedroom?

Not only is green a good color for your bedroom, but it is in fact one of the better colors to use (and remember to avoid yellows or greys). So which green colors would we recommend for your bedroom?

No 15. Dix Blue by Farrow and Ball

The color on the wall of this bedroom is Dix Blue by Farrow & Ball, a blue with green undertones that comes across like a dark eau de nil shade.

What is the most comfortable green color?

No 14. Jotun's 'Soft Teal'

Teal, a beautiful mix of blues and greens, takes the best qualities of each color. It is versatile and can be either striking or soothing depending on its application. Soft Teal by Jotun can be found here.

No 13. Teresa's Green by Farrow & Ball

A fresh aqua tone. This mid-aqua is named after a much-valued, early member of F&B's creative team - and yes, the pun is intended! Teresa's Green owes its freshness to a rich blue base and its warmth to soft green undertones.

In the middle of their range of aquas, Teresa’s Green has a calming and therapeutic effect but still feels cheerful when combined with delicate shades like White Tie.

No 12. Guilford Green HC-116 by Benjamin Moore

Another Colour of the Year, this time from 2015. And we think it suits bedrooms just fine. This softer green has rather a lot of yellow in it. It would better suit cottages and should be paired with lighter browns and terracotta.

No 11. HOBGOBLIN by Earthborn

An easy-going green with a subtle hint of blue, Hobgoblin will help folk create relaxed and positive spaces.

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No 10. Roman Green by Pickleson

The Pickleson Paint Co. was born from a desire to create beautiful paint that’s truly sustainable. They do everything they can to make sure their paint doesn’t harm the people who use it or the environment, whilst giving them the opportunity to transform their home. They're dedicated to creating paint that looks sexy and is made responsibly. We love their Roman Green.

No 9. Stable Green by Paint and Paper Library

This rich dark green is perfect for kitchen cabinets. Find it here.

No 8. Arsenic by Farrow and Ball

This retro color is an eye-turner for sure. Arsenic has a lively, stimulating feel despite its name being derived from the poison that was rumored to have been in the wallpaper that poisoned Napoleon after his capture.

What shade of green makes a room look bigger?

No 7. Aquamarine by Little Greene

If you love the idea of a green room but still want it to feel light and open, try this popular light green shade that can create a modern setup that pairs well with black fixtures.

Is olive green a good choice for kitchen cabinets?

No 6. All Green by Rustoleum

This sophisticated, dark green as often seen on olive trees across Italy will pair well with your lower kitchen cabinets. Use a natural wood worktop to soften it up and for a more rustic/ traditional look. For a contemporary setup, pair with crisp white quartz and black handles.

No 5. Green Gables - Dulux

Interior designer Lisa Burdus chose Dulux’s ‘Morocco’ paint for the walls in this Sydney cottage, while an island painted in Dulux’s ‘Green Gables’ offers a striking contrast. It's a great combination for a small space, though not for the faint of heart.

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No 4. Dirty Martini by CLARE

Clare's Perfect Eggshell Wall Paint offers a barely there sheen ideal for walls and other interior surfaces. This premium, 100% acrylic formula offers a remarkably durable finish that resists dirt, grime, and mildew and is 0 VOC.

Dirty Martini green paint color is a cloudy olive green classic that makes a sophisticated statement in any room. We love how well it pairs with varnished wood pieces often found in mid century modern decor.

No 3. Brompton Road by Mylands

Dark, delicious, and seen here in a kid's room in Pink House Living.

No 2. HO HO Green - by Little Greene

This green color is making a sophisticated statement and will be perfect for front doors.


Back in 2020, a panel of experts selected this soft green hue to embody the nation’s mood on the approach of a new decade. It reflects a growing desire to understand what it is to be human at a time when advances in technology are making us feel increasingly disconnected from each other.

Without further ado, click here to see our choice for best green colour of all time (and one of the most popular posts on the blog!).


Jenny Kakoudakis likes to blog about interiors. She launched the award-winning Seasons in Colour in 2014. When she is not chasing criminals out of the financial system (her day job), she gets creative by redecorating her own home.

Download her free bathroom renovation guide here.



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