7 Incredible Dark Green Paint Colors for Interiors

March 20, 2023

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We recently painted our study a dark, moody green color. This is after we first painted it a muddy green, then repainted it a blue-gray. I guess what they say is true; third time’s a charm! The journey was worth it, though, because I’m so in love with this glossy green in contrast with the mural. Something about it feels meant to be, probably because I’m a big fan of using dark, moody paint colors, especially green! Years ago, we painted our reading room a dark blue-green, and that was the gateway for me. I’m noticing that dark green paint colors are having a moment in the interiors, but I also think it’s a paint color with classic longevity. In other words, you can paint with dark green, and it’s not going to age out any time soon. Here are some examples!

1. Topsoil by Benjamin Moore

Topsoil was one of the many dark green paint colors I tested in swatches before committing. I love it for its’ true green tone and dark, moody feeling. Without even realizing it until we got a cabinet sample painted in topsoil, it’s very similar to our Kitchen Island in Plymouth Green by Stoffer Home Cabinetry.

2. Jasper by Sherwin Williams

In our Modern Cottage home, we painted Greta’s bathroom in Jasper. It was a small, windowless space, and the dark walls and ceiling actually made it all feel bigger. We actually first painted them white, and it was so dingy–lesson learned!

3. Ripe Olive / Pewter Green by Sherwin Williams

Image Source: Kelsey Leigh Design Co | Photographer: Emily Hart

Kelsey designed this timeless kitchen with a custom paint mix of 50/50 Ripe Olive and Pewter Green by Sherwin Williams. The result is this stunning green that I can’t get over.

4. Eden Green by Stoffer Home Cabinetry

Design: Jean Stoffer Design | Photography: Stoffer Photography Interiors

Stoffer Home Cabinetry doesn’t sell their paint colors, but their cabinetry is too gorgeous not to share. This Eden Green seems to be a close neighbor to the Plymouth Green cabinetry we selected for our kitchen island, but it’s just a smidge greener.

5. Colonial Verdigris by Benjamin Moore

Renovation Husbands Piano Room featuring Colonial Verdigris by Benjamin Moore (CLJ has permission to use photo)

Image Source: Renovation Husbands

Over and over again, the Renovation Husbands’ Victorian Parlor stops me in my tracks. The whole room is dressed in this historic green that’s somehow full of life and also stately. Would love to cuddle up with a book in there, but I also have a good inkling my eyes would be wandering the room rather than the pages. So good.

6. Essex Green by Benjamin Moore

Design: Amber Lewis Interiors

Essex green was a top contender for the study, and rightfully so! It’s so rich, and Amber makes it look like a million bucks.

7. Alpine Trail by Behr

Sarah Fultz Interiors living room featuring paint color Alpine Trail by Behr (CLJ has permission to use photo)

Design: Sarah Fultz Interiors

I find this green room to be so incredibly sophisticated and smart. The dark green paint color dances with the light and shadows so beautifully, and I love seeing the green painted texture of the brick. Well done.

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  1. My favorite green is number 5 – Colonial Verdigris by Benjamin Moore. It looks very luxury. Good selection. :)

  2. Angie Lester says:

    We went with Magnolia’s Market Place green (matched in SW super paint) for our primary bathroom. It’s very similar to the Eden Green on the cabinetry in the blog post.

  3. Liane Jordan says:

    I LOVE greens!!!!!

  4. Courtney says:

    We just painted our study Dark Olive by BM and I couldn’t love it more. There’s something connecting in dark, moody green colors.

  5. Kathy says:

    I love the colonial verdigris green! Beautiful!

  6. Linda says:

    Can’t wait to see a feature and video of the new office – those doors are so gorgeous and the high gloss paint so classy!!! Your ideas are so inspiring!! For a very dark green with more blue undertones, I also really, really like SW Black Evergreen! I plan to use it in an office – on the top half – the bottom part of the wall has a chair rail and moldings and is white, with a textured (foam?) tin tile wallpaper on the ceiling, painted white.

  7. Liane Jordan says:

    Absolutely beautiful colors. Thank you gir what you do and sharing. I’m just an old lady that loves colors. We have a small cottage and are adding a room for we are having to raise our 13 yr old grandson. You have some exterior colors I can’t figure out the color, with beautiful oak stained (I think) doors. Exterior almost looks like Rock Bottom SW or some form of dark smokey green. Gorgeous. Wish I knew the color.

  8. Kate Williams says:

    Just painted Rainy Afternoon in our study, walls, trim + ceiling!! Loveeee the look – thanks for the inspiration, as always, CLJ!!

  9. Katie says:

    Don’t forget Green Smoke by Farrow & Ball. It is perfection.

  10. Nicole says:

    Green is such a good color. Especially dark green. We have Backwoods by Benjamin Moore in our kitchen and I love it so much.

    • amber marlow says:

      I almost went with “backwoods” – it’s so good! I choose “vingate vogue” instead for our den.

      • Glenda says:

        We just painted our Livingroom vintage vogue…. Love it. We live in an in a 1912 foursquare. The dark green makes the beautiful oak trim stand out !We decided that
        we going to go all the way and
        paint the ceiling too.

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