If you have been following recent home trends, then you will know that green paint is in. There’s a modern twist on the once very popular sage green paint. Gray green and dark green paint might be trending, but it is here to stay.
Choosing Green Paint
The color green is calming and effortlessly blends with any decor because it almost acts as a neutral if you select the right shade of the color.
When choosing the right color, you want to consider the rest of your home.
Do you find yourself leaning more toward cool colors? Then you will want to go with a gray undertone to go with the flow of your home and match existing decor.
If you are more into warm tones, then you should consider a green with a yellow under tone.
I love the cool tones of gray, but gray by itself is a bit boring in my opinion.
Okay, don’t get annoyed at me for saying that because most of my house is gray.
I do like the color gray, but I am just tired of it and it feels stark.
When I purchased my first home, I jumped on the gray bandwagon and painted everything gray or white.
Then I added in random coastal decor, farmhouse decor, and a little Tuscan. Yuck!
The Right Green Paint to Go with Your Style
I had no idea what my style was at the time, and I was always decorating for someone else instead of myself.
When I was decorating and painting my home, I always thought what would other people like.
I was worried about picking something that would deter people from buying my home that I just bought.
Finally, I realized I wasn’t living in my own home instead a version of what I thought others would want to call home.
I ended up repainting some rooms, moving decor around, or repurposing some items to save some money.
What’s Your Style?
After taking a design quiz, I learned that my design style is Modern Farmhouse.
By farmhouse, I don’t mean a sign in the kitchen that say “pantry or eat.”
These signs are cute, but they don’t make sense to me. Why do we need this type of decor in our homes?
I like a cozy feel in my home, but with clean lines and simple decor.
This where the color green comes in. The color green gives a space a refreshing and calming feeling while blending effortlessly with almost any space.
My Favorite Shades of Green Paint
One of the most popular shades of gray green paint is by Sherwin Williams. This shade of gray green paint can fit so many different design styles and match with just about anything in your home.
Gray Green Paint – Sea Salt
This color is Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams. I have painted this color in bathrooms, kitchens, living room, and a laundry room.
This shade of gray green acts as a neutral color. It has just a pop of color mixed in so your space isn’t so bland.
A gray green paint is also great in a baby nursey for any gender.
Gray Green Paint – Rhino
Don’t let the name of this green paint fool you because it is not a shade of brown.
This color is a modern version of sage green.
The name of this gray green paint is Rhino, and it matches with any space or decor style.
If you are looking for a sage green paint, I highly recommend looking into the color Rhino by Behr.
The gray green version of sage green paint is more timeless and you won’t get tired of this color as it feels neutral.
I painted my powder room with Rhino paint by Behr then I added this mirror frame using scrap wood.
My sister-in-law liked it, so much that I gave her the extra paint that I had on hand to paint her bathroom this color too.
Dark Green Paint – Riverway
This dark green paint color is bold and out of my element, but it feels great in my home.
I typically lean toward lighter and airy colors, but this bold green paint color just works.
The gray undertone in this green paint color makes it fit right into my home.
Pairing nicely with light neutral floors and wood tones to give my home a modern farmhouse feel.
I originally painted this bathroom an off white color, or so I thought. Did you ever try to pick out the a white paint color?
It is more difficult than it should be to pick out white paint. There are so many different variations of the color white.
I was overwhelmed with all the options of white, so I just picked a random paint chip and went with it.
After I painted my bathroom with the color bleached linen, it turned out to be a very light pink.
As I mentioned in the beginning of this post, make sure you check the undertones of the paint in different lighting so you don’t make this mistake.
The bathroom didn’t feel larger with white walls or pinkish walls I should say, so I figured why not go for a bold color.
I am glad I did because I love this dark green paint even 3 years later after painting it!
Gray Green Paint – Mountain Road
I first saw this dark sage green paint color on a home bar that one of our customer’s built using our DIY Bar Plans.
This color is the perfect mix of dark gray and green. In certain light it can look gray or it can look green.
I loved this color, so much that I repainted my gray bathroom vanity this color.
My vanity was painted a shade of gray, but I wanted to change it up.
The gray wasn’t that bad on the vanity, but it just didn’t work in my bathroom with the existing tile.
Light Gray Green Paint – Oyster Bay
These laundry room cabinets were painted Oyster Bay by Sherwin Williams.
This is a light gray green that has a coastal vibe to it without being too coastal.
If you want to see more photos of Oyster Bay then check out our laundry room post!
Check Back Soon For More Green Paint Ideas!
I am in the middle of a few projects, so make sure to check back soon for more green paint ideas.
Feel free to share some of your favorite green paint colors in the comments!