Our Favorite Green Paint Colors

Why go white when you have an entire spectrum of green paint colors at your fingertips? Find our best green paints on the blog at ChristopherScottCabinetry.com!

Believe it or not, color has a serious impact on our brains. While many people (85%) say that color is the main reason for ultimately purchasing particular items, the colors we surround ourselves with on a daily basis really affect the way we feel. Green, for instance, has long been associated with new life and refreshment and also with peace and security. These are feelings we want more and more to associate with our homes in such a tech-based, fast-paced world. And it’s one of the reasons that green paint is making a comeback in American homes.

What Are the Most Popular Green Paint Colors?

The most popular green paint colors are ones that don’t shout at you. Pastel, muted, even lighter grey-toned greens are good choices for cabinet colors—think sage or mint. They can still make a statement, but will also have longevity in your home and kitchen style.

Considering making a statement in your home? Find out how to choose the best green paint over at ChristopherScottCabinetry.com!

PROJECT DETAILS
Cabinetry Paint: Green Blue by Farrow & Ball
Backsplash: Subway Ceramic Tile
Drip Edge: Oiled Plain Sawn White oak
Hardware: Ceramic
Floors: Custom Concrete Painted Tile
Cabinetry Design: CS Cabinetry

One such color is Green Blue by Farrow & Ball. It’s soft and subtle but still pops in this laundry, paired with white subway tile backsplash and a fun accent floor.

This is our favorite green paint color.

But for all the positives I could give you in terms of soft and subtle greens, I am someone who loves a bold, deep color. Even for a kitchen.

This is why one of my favorite green paint colors is Salamander by Benjamin Moore.

There should be no questioning why this is one of our favorite green paint colors. It's deep, moody, and adds just the right amount of earthiness for the leather and wood to pop off in this custom home office.

PROJECT DETAILS
Wall + Shelving Paint: Salamander by Benjamin Moore
Floors: Plain Sawn White Oak
Cabinetry Design: CS Cabinetry
Home Design: The Fox Group

It’s a deeply saturated green that emotes security and confidence. It would even look beautiful in the right kitchen, paired with white or more natural hues, as seen in this custom home office. Salamander is a fairly safe choice, as far as trends are concerned, while a bolder green like Calke Green by Farrow & Ball makes a stronger statement in terms of the ebb and flow of popularity. If you want a smaller space to make that statement, a bathroom vanity would make a great choice.

The shades of the best green paint colors for the home might surprise you, but if you're open to a statement, like with this custom bathroom vanity (in progress!), you may just realize your bathroom is your favorite space in the house!
The shades of the best green paints for the home might surprise you, but if you're open to a statement, like with this custom bathroom vanity (in progress!), you may just realize your bathroom is your favorite space in the house!

How Do I Know Which Green Paint to Use?

How to choose the right green paint is mostly a matter of context. As I mentioned to Better Homes & Gardens on the subject, you should really paint large samples in your space to see how it plays in the light of the room, as well as how well it will complement furniture and other design choices. That will definitely help mitigate paint choice anxiety.

The most popular green paint colors are ones that don’t shout at you. Pastel, muted, even lighter grey-toned greens are good choices for cabinet colors—think sage or mint, like this green paint for the bathroom.

PROJECT DETAILS
Vanity Paint Color: Custom Matched to Wallpaper
Vanity Style: Queen Anne inspired
Floors: Penny Tile
Cabinetry Design: CS Cabinetry

Matching green paint to an existing wallpaper tone is another popular way to ensure you’re choosing the right color of green paint for your kitchen or bathroom. 

And just another note to add—if you’re looking for one of those subtle greens, you should always search out paint samples with the word “grey” in them as they can often appear green when painted in large areas and in certain lighting.

Pastel, muted, even lighter grey-toned greens are good choices for cabinet colors—think sage or mint. They can still make a statement, but will also have longevity in your home. This is one of our favorite green paints for the kitchen!

PROJECT DETAILS
Cabinet Paint: French Gray by Farrow & Ball
Floors: Flagstone
Cabinet Design: CS Cabinetry
Hardware: Painted Maple

Is Green a Good Kitchen Color?

Green can be a beautiful paint color for the kitchen. Again, most people tend toward the safety of a muted, pastel green whereas I often like the striking contrast of a deep green like Salamander. The one thing I would be cautious of when picking green paint for the kitchen is a bolder, more “pure” or primary green.

Studio Green by Farrow & Ball is a favorite of my friend Caitlin Creer, designer and co-founder of Foundation Goods. It’s a gorgeous green with a dark and rich tone.

TRENDING: Our Favorite White Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors

What Other Colors Go with Green?

Because individual shades of green vary so greatly, you’ll want to of course consider your exact green paint before deciding on other finishing options like wood stain and hardware.

Why go white when you have an entire spectrum of green paint colors at your fingertips? Find our best green paints on the blog at ChristopherScottCabinetry.com!

PROJECT DETAILS
Cabinet Paint: Pigeon by Farrow & Ball
Floors: White Oak
Cabinet Design: CS Cabinetry
Home Design: Lucca Design

Choosing a natural wood stain or sticking with white accents is always going to be safe bets when matching with green paint in a kitchen or other space. Hardware finishes that fit with greens can range from polished nickel to brushed brass. I’ve also used white ceramic, clear glass, and even monochromatic painted drawer pulls and handles to great effect in various spaces.

Hardware finishes that fit with green paint colors can range from polished nickel to brushed brass. I’ve also used white ceramic, clear glass, and even monochromatic painted drawer pulls and handles to great effect in various spaces.

PROJECT DETAILS
Vanity Paint Color: Blue Grey by Farrow & Ball
Floors: Hexagon Marble
Hardware: Polished Nickel
Cabinetry Design: CS Cabinetry

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Green, for instance, has long been associated with new life and refreshment and also with peace and security
The most popular green paint colors are ones that don’t shout at you

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