Green Paint Colours
Green paint is back as a popular choice for decorating your home in 2021 and there’s plenty of reasons why we love it. The colour of nature, our variety of green paints in different shades ranging from muted olive greens to vibrant lime shades can help you to feel revitalised and in touch with the outdoors from within your own home.
Green is the colour of life and new beginnings, and it’s the shade of optimism we can all take joy from. Looking at green colours can have a significant effect on our mood, and studies show that being in a green environment lowers stress and can even extend our lives. Choosing green paint is a simple way to inject style into your home whilst helping to bring a feeling of tranquillity and calmness at the same time. Available in many different shades, the versatility of green means there’s a shade suitable for everyone too.
If you want to go green, check out our helpful guide below to help you pick the perfect shade for your home.
Our favourite green paints for 2022
Recommended Green Wall Paints
Explore our collection of green wall and ceiling paints. We offer an excellent range of paints in many shades and finishes to choose from, allowing you to create your perfect home. You'll also find wall paint that's designed for specific interior purposes and rooms, including durable kitchen paint, bathroom paint that's moisture, steam and mould resistant, and even tile paint for an instant room refresh. What’s more, green paint is so versatile it can work in any room of the house, and there are many different colour combinations and moods possible, from dark and vintage chic to a revitalising vibrant shade.
How to pick the right green for your home
If done right, green paint can be the perfect choice to convey a rich, sophisticated ambience or liven up a space with a brighter shade. When it comes to deciding what shade of green to paint the walls of the room, have a think about whether a light or dark tone would suit the space best, considering the size of the room and the amount of light the room receives. Different green shades work well with natural daylight, but also perform well in smaller, darker spaces too.
If you don’t want to make the room too green, painting a green feature wall instead is a great way to keep it more subtle whilst creating a focal point.
ARCTIC WILLOW M495
Dark Green Paint Shades
Intimate and elegant, darker tones of green such as forest greens or emerald shades are grounding, yet classic colours that encourage a sense of calm. Painting the walls dark green can create a dramatic impact yet help you feel reassured and comfortable, and will transform the room into a cosy sanctuary retreat.
A darker shade effectively establishes depth and character in any room, and the versatility of different shades mean that almost anything goes with them. But finding the right colours to match your green walls all depends on the shade of green. Jewel tones such as emerald pair well with other rich shades like navy blue and cranberry, whereas colours such as yellows, golds, and corals work well with green shades with warm undertones. Go tropical with pink and greens – think dark green with pale pink.
Light Green Paint Shades
Serving up a spring fresh feel, light green shades can transform your house into a vibrant and inviting place. If you’re looking to create a sense of calm then light shades such as sage green paint have a fresh yet slightly muted tone, bringing a relaxing and earthy feel to your home. Yellow toned light shades like ANGELICA F452 are also the ideal paint colours of choice to warm up a north-facing room or highlight the sunlight reflecting in a south-facing room.
Light grey-green paint colours are a chic alternative to grey and white in interior design, and shades such as SEA SMOKE X447 can help to bring a taste of nature indoors whilst maintaining style. These shades are great as a complementary backdrop to houseplants too.
Most light green shades work well with other soft colours and natural effects too, such as furniture in creamy neutral shades as well as pale wooden furniture and flooring. Pair sea greens with soft whites to whip up memories of the seaside. Or go for bright, vibrant shades like ALOE X381 which provide a crisp backdrop that can help your furniture pop.
Green kitchen inspiration
The kitchen is the heart of the home and so it needs to look stylish yet be practical. Our durable emulsions are ideal for the busy kitchen space as they form an exceptionally tough film, allowing them to withstand frequent cleaning, washing and scrubbing. As a room full of activity, it’s important to think about what shades will be most suitable for all the different uses of the kitchen too, such as cooking, eating, entertaining, and even working. Light green paint colours are a great way to open up the kitchen space, making it bright and airy. Shades like sage green/pistachio NILE V386 are a good option because the fresh yet slightly muted tone brings a relaxing and earthy feel to the home. Or try ABYSS N439 for a modern twist. Give the kitchen a finished look with some complementary kitchen towels and accessories.
Recommended green kitchen room paints
Green living room inspiration
The living room plays an important role in the house, giving us a place to relax and take comfort in being at home, and so choosing a natural colour palette such as green is ideal. Whether you choose to create a cosy snug by painting the walls in dark green hues or turn it into a bright and airy retreat with light green shades, picking green will create a peaceful environment. Try not to go too intense or dark as this tends to be a bit too energising for the living room, and instead go for soothing tones such as SERPENTINE V447.
Recommended green living room paints
Green bedroom inspiration
Green paint colours are an easy way to create a tranquil environment to relax in and so make great options for the bedroom. Choose either dark green shades such as FJORD M442 for a cocoon-like room to curl up in, or pick light green shades such as OPERA GLOVE for a bright and refreshing space. Pastel green colours are also a great option for reducing anxiety. Add a calming, natural colour scheme with soft blues and browns.
Recommended green bedroom paints
Green bathroom inspiration
Turn your bathroom into a gorgeous green haven. The colour of rejuvenation, green paint is a great choice in the bathroom to provide a moment of peace and quiet before the day starts, or to wind down in the evening. Choose a rich, saturated hue such as BASILICA M384 for a luxuriously vintage feel. If you want to ensure the room still feels spacious, then try pairing it with light greens, greys, or other lighter neutral shades. If you’d rather have a bathroom with a more fresh and invigorating effect, give it a splash of refreshing ALOE X381. Pop in some plants, and add some bamboo or wood to continue the natural theme.
Our range of high performance, high-quality bathroom paints are specially formulated to resist moisture and are easy to clean, ensuring your bathroom looks great for longer.
Recommended green bathroom paints
We have a range of exterior paints, wood stains, protectors and treatments for your outside walls, garden fences, furniture, sheds and decking. Durable and resistant to water damage, our exterior paints offer high protection from constant exposure to the elements.
Our range of anti-slip decking and patio paints, stains and treatments are specifically formulated to give you a protective, long-lasting finish. Available in a variety of finishes, our range of outdoor paints help you maintain the natural beauty of your wooden patio and decking.
Painting your shed, fence, and even garden furniture green is a great way to connect your outside space with nature and help your home to flow into the flora. Using different shades of green outside can complement the plants and flowers whilst ensuring they’re not being merged out and highlights the revitalising effect of nature. Try pastel green paint colours combined with darker green shades for a tonal effect, creating some depth.
Top tip: Find inspiration from nature by looking at different trees and plants and match them to the shades in our outdoor paint range.
Don’t forget we have sample pots available in each shade so you can easily find the best paint to transform your home.