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These days interior designers seem newly besotted with the color green, and what’s not to love? Less expected than blue but with the same calming effect and varied range, green walls have a certain gravitas all their own. As designer Ashley Whittaker recently told us, “We’re all about camouflage green in my office these days; we’re treating it as a neutral. It looks great with furniture, with art, with everything!” If you’re considering going malachite-bright, mossy, or camo, you can’t go wrong with these designer picks of the best green paint colors around.

Designer: Barrie Benson

Paint Pick: “Right now (and I mean this week—it will change by next week!) I am loving Sherwin Williams’s Garden Spot.”

Designer: Courtney Coleman, Brockschmidt & Coleman

Paint Pick: “Right now, I’m really into Green Bonnet from Historic Colors of America by Rodda Paint. This would look so fresh and cool in a matte finish, with accents in high gloss white and khaki color.”

Green paneled room, malachite wallpaper ceiling, white plaster chair, blue and white urns, seagrass basket
Photo by Werner Straube, Courtesy of Shelley Johnstone Design

Designer: Shelley Johnstone

Paint Pick: “Farrow & Ball’s Folly Green.”

Designer: Jenny Wolf

Paint Pick: “Farrow and Ball’s Cromarty. It’s a soft gray/green that is very soothing.”

Designer: Sarah Wittenbraker

Paint Pick: “My current favorite is Benjamin Moore’s Lafayette Green.”

Green paneled entryway, Brutalist chandelier, pedestal with bust, cement floors, eclectic decor
Photo by Sarah Natsumi Moore, Design by Courtney Madden

Designer: Courtney Madden, Cocollected

Paint Pick: “Sherwin Williams’s Evergreen Fog. Depending on what time of day or how cloudy it is, sometimes it looks gray, sometimes it looks blue, sometimes it looks green.”

Designer: Bill Brockschmidt, Brockschmidt & Coleman

Paint Pick: “This changes constantly but I’m excited about using Emery et Cie’s Absinthe 29 in a current project.”

Designer: Ashley Whittaker

Paint Pick: “Benjamin Moore’s new Century Collection has the most velvety finish – not flat and not shiny. We love the Serpentine (03) and Terre Verte (05) greens in that collection, but also BM’s tried-and-true Camouflage (2143-40) green.”

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Lead photo by William Waldron / OTTO, Interior Design by Brockschmidt & Coleman

March 21, 2019

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