Choosing the right shade of green paint for your home can feel daunting. There are so many options: sage green, blue-green, light green or even a gray green. To help simplify the selection process, our Color Influencers put together this comprehensive guide on how to choose a green paint color that is perfect for your space.
This guide also highlights our Color of the Month, Early Harvest. Read on to learn what you should consider as you select the perfect shade of green paint for your home, plus additional paint colors to complement this fresh avocado green!
3 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Green Paint Color
Consider the Mood and Atmosphere You Want to Create
Did you know that the color green evokes different moods and feelings depending on the shade and saturation? For example, a muted or soft green can create a calming and relaxing atmosphere, while a bright and bold green can add energy and vibrancy to your home. Our Color Influencers recommend thinking about your goals for the space. For example, what is the mood you want to create in the room? Once you’re clear on your design goals, it’s easier to choose a green paint color that aligns with that vision!
Take Into Account the Undertones of the Green Paint Options
Our color experts always recommend assessing the undertones of each paint color you consider, no matter which color it is! Green can have different undertones, such as blue, yellow, or gray. Understanding the undertones will help you determine whether it will work well with the other colors in the room. These undertones can affect the overall look and feel of the color, and how it interacts with other colors in the room. For example, a green paint color with blue undertones may appear cooler and more refreshing, while a green with yellow undertones may appear warmer and more inviting.
Consider Your Room's Natural Lighting
Before selecting your shade of green paint, it’s important to take into account the natural lighting in your room. Our Color Influencers always factor in that different shades of green interact differently with different kinds of light, so it’s best to check how a couple of shades look during the day and night. To make this process easier for you, Dunn-Edwards DURA has you covered with your sampling needs, including 3”x5” Color Chips, 8”x8” SimpleSample™ Peel & Stick Sheets, and 6oz. Color Samplers that come with an application brush.
We also recommend moving around the sampler you’re considering between bright and darkly lit areas, as well as near windows or other sources of light, to get an idea of how they will look in varied brightness levels. Additionally, keep in mind that sheen, surface and substrate type as well as adjacent colors can have a contributing factor on the color selection process.
Why We Love Early Harvest
For March, we’ve chosen Early Harvest DE 5542 as the Dunn-Edwards DURA Color of the Month — and with good reason! This green paint color is a bit more unexpected than other greens you may consider including emeralds, sage greens, and even blue green paint colors. Instead, Early Harvest is a spring-inspired fresh avocado green that lends a natural feeling to any space. This organic hue imparts a soft and casual look, making it an excellent color to complement many different design styles.
And don’t forget: This month only, we are offering 15% off everything in the color Early Harvest – so grab your Color Chip, Peel & Stick or Sampler today to take this color out for a test run! Use code EARLYHARVEST15 at checkout (Offer expires 3/31/23 at 11:59pm mst).
3 Fresh Green Paint Color Combinations
Color Palette #1: Early Harvest, Hickory, and Cocoa Powder
This color palette reminds us of the earth and brings us comfort. The hues are slightly desaturated for a look that is more livable, while also creating an environment that feels serene.
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Color Palette #2: Early Harvest, White Picket Fence and Bone
Looking for a green paint color for the bedroom? We recommend combining this avocado green hue with bright white to create a clean and airy vibe. Then, adding a soft muted tan hue warms up the color palette for a welcoming and decidedly modern look.
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Color Palette #3: Early Harvest, Dolphin Tales, and Opaline
Searching for a calm, cool color palette to bring green into your home? We recommend combining this avocado green shade with minty Opaline for a fresh take on retro decor. The addition of Dolphin Tales, a popular cool gray paint color, modernizes the look and elevates the entire palette.
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