The Best Green Paint Colours
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Many homeowners get the chills just thinking about painting their home a cool colour like blue, purple or green. And while there are many cool colours that will give a ‘cool and crisp’ feeling – particularly lighter versions of cool colours, many actually feel warm and inviting because of their depth and undertone.
Where does green work the best?
South-facing rooms. In rooms where the sun beats in relentlessly, cool colours like green can help balance out the ‘visual’ temperature of the space. Read more about south-facing rooms.
Rooms with a lot of wood. You may find that a green paint colour will ‘accent’ your wood pieces, whereas a warm colour will be more likely to blend in with your wood tones.
*To view these colours in real-life, visit your local store as the computer often distorts the beauty of the colours you will see.
Some of the Most Popular 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
- Benjamin Moore Spanish Olive: Just a wink warmer (a touch of greige)
- Benjamin Moore Camouflage: A considerably warmer version – a nice earth-toned light green
Benjamin Moore Antique Pewter 1560
I love Antique Pewter. This is a medium toned paint colour with a soft greige base mixed in with a cool 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
- Benjamin Moore Crownsville Gray: A bit more of a rich, slightly darker take on Antique Pewter
- Benjamin Moore 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
Fernwood Green is a beauty. It doesn’t have that modern gray/blue blend that you see in a lot of today’s paint colours as it kicks right back into the green zone with a wink of warmth.
Fernwood Green is just slightly warm without getting too funky about it!
A few similar to Fernwood Green
- Benjamin Moore Dill Pickle: One of my faves. A slightly more funk-da-fied warm green
- Benjamin Moore Camouflage: Still a warm green but it has more of a neutral base, making it earth-toned
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Benjamin Moore Nantucket Gray HC-111
Nantucket Gray is GORGEOUS if you want an earth-toned, muted, but still green look on your walls.
A few more similar to Nantucket Gray
- Benjamin Moore Sandy Hook Gray: Similar, but less ‘colour’
- Benjamin Moore October Mist: A cleaner look than Nantucket with less greige in it
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 often 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 three. Predominantly green, with a dominant gray, then a submissive blue undertone. I…LOVE…THIS…COLOUR!
A few more similar to Carolina Gull
- Benjamin Moore Caribbean Teal: Just like Carolina Gull, but with considerably less gray and more COLOUR!
- Benjamin Moore Heather Gray: Very close, just more gray, really
Benjamin Moore Sandy Hook Gray HC 108 and Gettysburg Gray HC 107
Remember, just because it SAYS gray doesn’t mean it IS gray. And while many of these colours do have a lot of gray in them, there are also those that have more of a greige warmth vs a cool gray backdrop. 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 therefore, subtle warmth to any room. BOTH have that soft, warm greige backdrop.
A few more similar to Sandy Hook and Gettysburg Gray
- Benjamin Moore Rockport Gray: Same idea, but a bit more of a taupe base which cuts back on a lot of the green
- Benjamin Moore Clarksville Gray: The warmer cousin to Sandy Hook, with a bit 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
- Benjamin Moore Gray Mirage: The lighter version of Dry Sage (mad love)
- Benjamin Moore Horizon Gray: A bit less warm, more neutral earth-toned green
And for a bit of FUN, let’s look at this gorgeous mudroom in Benjamin Moore Avon Green! Before, the room was flat with the heavy cabinet and murky walls, but my client wanted to keep ALL of the existing green surfaces.
With a fresh coat of paint and removal of the cabinet, the room looked SO much better (the pictures will be hung shortly).
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