The Best Green Paint Colours
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Many homeowners get the chills when they think about painting their home in cool colours. And while there are many cool colours that will give you a ‘cool and crisp’ feeling – particularly lighter versions of cool colours, many cool colours actually feel warm and inviting because of their depth and undertone.
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Where does green work the best?
South facing rooms. In rooms where the sun beats in relentlessly, cool colours like can help to balance out the ‘visual’ temperature of the space.
Rooms with a lot of wood. You may find that a green paint colour will actually ‘accent’ your wood pieces, whereas a warm colour may be more likely to blend in with your wood tones.
As for the best colours, I have yet to find a brand that can beat Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams with regards to range. Whether I’m looking for the best neutrals – or more colourful choices, I rarely have to venture into another brand to find the right colour for my clients’ homes.
*To view these colours in real-life, visit your local store as the computer often distorts the beauty of the colours you will see.
The Best Benjamin Moore Green Paint Colours
(Including some greens with a touch of blue/gray undertone)
Benjamin Moore Mountain Air CC 636
Mountain Air is a soft, very slightly warm green with a gray/greige base to calm it down. It’s a light colour, but almost a light/medium as it has a bit of depth to it and isn’t remotely washed out.
A few more similar to Mountain Air
- Spanish Olive – Just a wink warmer (touch of greige)
- Camouflage – A considerably warmer version – a nice earth toned light green
Benjamin Moore Antique Pewter 1560
I loooove Antique Pewter. This is a medium toned paint colour with a soft greige base mixed in with a cooool green. Warm greens can have yellow in them, cool greens can lean blue – this one leans just a wink cool.
A few more similar to Antique Pewter
- Crownsville Gray – A bit more of a rich, slightly darker take on Antique Pewter
- Copley Gray – It’s like taking MOST of the green out of Antique Pewter, leaving more of a greige look with subtle undertones
Benjamin Moore Fernwood Green 2145-40
I do loooove Fernwood Green. It doesn’t have that modern gray/blue blend that you see in a lot of today’s paint colours and kicks right back into the green zone with a wink of warmth.
Greens can be cool toned (blue) or warm toned (yellow). Fernwood Green is just slightly warm without getting too funky about it!
A few similar to Fernwood Gree
- Dill Pickle – One of my fave, slightly more funk-da-fied warm greens
- Camouflage – Still a warm green but it has much more of a neutral base, making it more earth-toned
Benjamin Moore Carolina Gull 2138-40
Seriously, I have mad love for Carolina Gull. Whether it’s a bathroom, kitchen, living room or stairwell – this colour never fails to impress! Women love this colour as it’s almost like a modern version of teal (which is a popular accent). Men love this colour because they tend to love green, blue and gray – and this colour is a fantastic blend of those 3. Predominantly green, with a dominant gray, then a submissive blue undertone. I…LOVE…THIS…COLOUR!
A few more similar to Carolina Gull
- Caribbean Teal – Just like Carolina Gull, but with considerably less gray – more COLOUR!
- Heather Gray – Very close, just more gray really
Benjamin Moore Sandy Hook Gray HC 108 and Gettysburg Gray HC 107
Yep, they say gray. And these colours ARE predominantly gray, however in my experience with them I’ve found they have this oh-so-subtle green undertone with hints of beige/greige. Sandy Hook Gray is a GORGEOUS colour for bedrooms as it’s restful and relaxing and beautiful with woods like fir and cedar. Gettysburg Gray is the slightly darker version, adding depth and therefor, subtle warmth to any room.
A few more similar to Sandy Hook and Gettysburg Gray
- Rockport Gray – Same idea, but a bit more of a taupe base which cuts back on a lot of the green
- Clarksville Gray – The warmer cousin to Sandy Hook as there is more beige/less gray in it
Benjamin Moore Dry Sage 2142-40
Dry Sage is a is a beautiful soft gray/green blend. It leans a bit more to the warm side, but not enough to make it SUPER ‘olive’ toned.
A few more faves similar to Dry Sage
- Gray Mirage – the lighter version of Dry Sage (mad love)
- Horizon Gray – a bit less warm, more neutral earth-toned green
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