Color Trend – Bright Green Walls

Off to the Emerald City we go…

Whether ancient…

or modern, a bright green wall really pops.

I noticed a trend for richer, kelly and emerald greens in fashion last fall, and now I’m seeing it mentioned more and more for interior design too.  But, how to pull off a look this intense without regret?

Benjamin Moore 2035-10 Seaweed

First off, if you are going bold, go BOLD!  Green is almost a neutral until you turn the volume up to eleven.  Look for deep, rich, saturated greens, like the Benjamin Moore Seaweed above.

Second, make sure to steer away from anything too muddy or yellow based.  If you could call the color by the name of a fruit – think avocado, olive, or apple – then you are heading the wrong direction.

Lastly, what you pair bright green with is absolutely crucial.  To make it feel crisp and fresh, white is essential.  LOTS of white.  Then accent it with another bold, warm color, such as bright orange or sunshine yellow.

Just don’t go with true red, since that will have your guests feeling like they have walked into Santa’s Village.  Then they might expect candy canes and gifts from you in the middle of summer, and that could be a little awkward, dontcha know.

To get more inspiration for this great look, you can check out my Trending – Green Walls board on Pinterest.

Thanks for visiting!


All images via my Pinterest board.  Attributions and sources can be found there.

4 Responses to “Color Trend – Bright Green Walls”

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  2. earth friendly landscapes Says:

    Totally digging this!

  3. ARC Says:

    Hmm, thinking of painting my craft room green but not sure what shade. I worry that the deep saturated color you show (though lovely!!) would be ridiculously dark in our grey Seattle weather.

    Why avoid the yellowish green? I was thinking of a very pale acid green.

  4. Rachel Says:

    The trend I’m seeing in fashion and interiors is for deeper, saturated, true greens. Neither blue nor yellow based. There was a trend for yellow based greens awhile back, but you have to be even more careful with those because the reflected color tends to make people look sickly. Ultimately though, trends are just trends, and you should have the color that you enjoy most!

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