With Pantone’s Greenery named the color of the year for 2017, we anticipate seeing more and more green and nature-inspired accents in home design. To get a jump on this trend, we asked 8 top designers to share with us their favorite green paint colors and show us the spaces where they’ve used this refreshing shade. From shamrock greens to deep olives, see the favorite colors below.

Wood cabin with bold green ceiling, green velvet accent chairs, and wood paneling.

Benjamin Moore’s Bunker Hill Green (#566)

Traditional dining chair with soft green walls, wood table, and green linen dining chairs.

Benjamin Moore’s Mountain Lane (#488)

Kitchen featuring moss green cabinets with marble countertops and backsplash.
Photography by David W. Gilbert

Sherwin Williams’ Palm Leaf (#7735)

“The biggest design challenge with this kitchen was that it is in the center of the house and has no windows. Instead of fighting the lack of light by painting the cabinets a bright color, we went dark and moody. This green achieves a dramatic vibe, but also brings in an element of nature—and looks great in candlelight.”

Stacey Copeland, of Blythe Home

Dining room with mint green accent wall brightens the room with blue accents and a wood dining table.
Photography by Ryann Ford

Farrow & Ball’s Breakfast Room Green (No. 81)

“This colorful home in Austin has an easy flow from room to room. In the dining room, which is right off the entry and visible from the front door, we wanted to instantly grab the eye and be a bit more bold but still coordinate with the other strong elements of the room. We chose Farrow & Ball’s Breakfast Room Green for the space because it has just the right amount of blue in it to make the transition seamless.”

Meredith Ellis, of Meredith Ellis Design

White built in bookshelves are given a pop of color with painted bright green  interiors.
Photography by Ryan Garvin

Benjamin Moore’s Tequila Lime (#2028-30)

“We used this bright green for the built-in in my client’s office. Most of her house is neutral but she wanted a pop of something for a little fun! This space has the most color of any room in her home.”

Lisa Gutow Berman, Lisa Gutow Design  

Industrial kitchen with light green cabinets and dark wood island and accents feels cozy and clean.
Photo by Jamie Salomon

Valspar’s La Fonda Olive (#6006-6B)

“We wanted to use natural materials in this lakefront home, but because they tend to blend away, we added excitement with a bold color that drew from the exterior setting. The green color we chose for this home relieves us from all the grey and barn wood and adds dimension and brightness, while still maintaining a connection with the natural surroundings.”

Kristina Crestin, of Kristina Crestin Design

The light green walls in this traditional farmhouse kitchen brings a pop of color to the otherwise white and dark wood.
Steve Keating Photography

Benjamin Moore’s Rosemary Sprig (#2144-30)

“With all the white wood work in this Seattle kitchen, we wanted a bold wall color to give the room life. We opted for this warm, vibrant, happy green that alludes to the brighter months even on the darkest of winter days. Just like a plant, this natural shade works with everything.”

LeeAnn Baker Steding, of LeeAnn Baker Interiors Ltd.

Bright green walls provide a contrast to the black furniture and white blankets in this bedroom.
Photography by Paul S. Bartholomew

Benjamin Moore’s Dark Celery (#2146-10)

“The owners of this Colonial home in central New Jersey wanted a guest bedroom that felt like a boutique hotel and embraced their love of the outdoors and bold color. This green creates a rich setting for the crisp white bedding and black and nature-inspired accents and creates a comfortable bedroom that welcomes guests.”

Iris Houlihan, of Ella Design Group


File Under

January 10, 2017

Chairish is the design lover's indispensable online source for chic and unique decor, art, furniture and home decorating inspiration. Shop our expert curation of exclusive and diverse inventory with 1,000+ new arrivals daily. Happy hunting!