27 Gorgeous Ways to Decorate with Green

modern living room with red couch and green rug and chair
Photo: Nathan Schroder

Decorating in green has endless possibilities. The color's infinite variations, which range from soft pastels to deep moody shades, blend easily with almost every other hue. Apply the versatile hue as an accent, on walls, and through furniture with these ideas for decorating with green.

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Green Accent Wall

earth tone living room with sectional
Jay Wilde

An olive green accent wall introduces depth and personality to this neutral living room. The furniture, window treatments, rugs, and accessories combine natural materials and textures that blend beautifully with the earth-tone color. Painting the rest of the walls, ceiling, and interiors of the built-ins white helps maintain a bright, open look.

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Green Kitchen Cabinets

kitchen green wood copper window
James Nathan Schroder

Try green in the kitchen for a fresh, inviting look. These cabinets were updated using a soft, sage green that blends perfectly with the creamy-white and wood tones used throughout the space. Pairing green with natural materials, such as a nubby jute rug and butcherblock countertops, offers plenty of visual variety without the need for additional colors.

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Green Jewel Tones

dining room home decor blue chairs black table
Annie Schlechter

Leafy-patterned wallpaper makes a stylish statement in this dining room. Bare wood floors and a dark dining table anchor the room and balance the bright walls. A similar green hue is picked up again on the malachite place mats and in the wall art. Vivid purple and sapphire accents continue the jewel-tone motif.

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Mint Green Kitchen

white kitchen with black lighting fixtures
Robert Brinson

This charming kitchen uses a pale mint green color to make cabinetry stand out. A white subway tile backsplash and expertly placed accessories make the room feel homey but uncluttered. Industrial-style stools, an apron-front sink, and black gooseneck sconces give the kitchen a farmhouse twist.

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Balanced Green Color Palette

white sitting room with blue, green, and yellow accents
Kim Cornelison

In this living room, shades of green are applied in small doses for subtle yet impactful color. Olive tones appear on the fireplace mantel, accent chair, and throw pillows to add moody color amid white furniture and walls. Painting an existing piece of furniture or architectural element, such as the mantel, in a new, bold color can update a room in just one step.

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Green Ceiling Color

green ceiling dining room with extra armchairs
Helen Norman

A soft green ceiling color infuses this living and dining space with a cozy, welcoming ambience. Limited to the vaulted ceiling, the color doesn't compete with the variety of patterns found on the chairs, rug, and throw pillows. Containers filled with leafy plants are natural accents for the earthy green hue.

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Complementary Green Color Scheme

modern living room with red couch and green rug and chair
Nathan Schroder

As direct opposites on the color wheel, red and green make a natural pairing. In this bedroom, a bright red sofa teams up with a vibrant emerald rug. The same shade of green is found on a velvet accent chair, whose gold frame adds a touch of glam to the room. Because they appear in the same intensity, neither of the complementary colors falls flat.

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Bold Green Entryway

mudroom with green trim wallpaper and doors
Paul Costello

Painting the doors and trim in a bright shade of shamrock adds playful color to this entryway. The unexpected shade perfectly matches the herringbone-patterned wallpaper. Neutral furniture and rustic brick flooring balance the bold doses of green, while metallic accents add shine.

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Green Kitchen Tile

stainless steel kitchen with chartreuse subway tile on walls
Brian Anderson

Chartreuse subway tiles energize this kitchen. Stretching all the way from the countertops to the ceiling and across the adjacent wall, the tiles create an eclectic style statement while also helping to cocoon the open kitchen. The vibrant green tiles offer a fun contrast to the utilitarian look of black countertops and stainless-steel cabinets and appliances.

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Tranquil Green Bathroom

green and white bathroom
Helen Norman

In this bathroom, sage green walls make the space feel relaxing and tranquil. The soft color of the upper walls mixed with white wainscoting and rich wood flooring creates visual interest without being too busy. A vintage area rug adds an extra layer of warmth to the bathroom, making it all the more inviting.

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Moody Green Living Room

reading room library with black leather couch, wall-to-wall open shelving, and dark green walls
Adam Albright

Moody forest green walls give this living room a cozy feel. Open wood shelves span an entire wall, providing plenty of display space for collected treasures. A dark leather sofa, faux-fur pillows and throws, woven baskets, and metal light fixtures provide an interesting mix of textures and finishes.

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Decorating with Green Walls

antlers green dining room
David Land

One-of-a-kind pieces imbue a home with warmth and character, so choose paint colors that let them shine. In this dining room, fern-colored walls beautifully contrast with a collection of antique wood furniture. The medium-tone green color matches the intensity of the reddish wood tones and makes them pop. A neutral rug and tablecloth keep the focus on the furnishings.

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Light Green Bedroom

light green childs bedroom
Jonny Valiant

Seafoam green walls provide a playful backdrop for kids' bedrooms. The muted color blends well with brighter hues, like the red, blue, and coral used throughout this space. Colorful artwork stands out on the light green walls, but white frames unite the display.

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Green Accent Colors

bright green sofa pink pillow glam sitting area corner
James Yochum

Lay a foundation of neutrals and then have fun with small pops of color to create a look that's well designed, not contrived. Here, a lime green sofa and bright pillows pack a punch in an otherwise white living room. The mix of pinks and reds adds a bold edge to the traditional furnishings, while the greens inject energy.

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Mint Green Walls

circle motif breakfast nook
Jamie Salomon

Pale green walls add to the airy feel of this eating area. A worn-in white table makes the cottage-style room feel relaxed. The circular rug under the dining set introduces pattern and a different shade of green. Plates hung above the door frame add more color and pattern as well.

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Modern Green Kitchen

green kitchen with black countertops
Robert Brinson

Apple-green paint gives this kitchen a fresh and vibrant look. Touches of red add another splash of color, while classic white subway tiles form a neutral backsplash. White cabinets with sleek handles and pulls create a modern feel in this colorful kitchen.

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Emerald Green Accents

white table with green chairs
Ryann Ford

Give plain dining chairs a splash of personality with a fresh coat of paint. These wooden dining chairs got a lift with a coat of Kelly green spray paint and playfully patterned seat cushions. The simple update is an easy and cost-effective way to spruce up a neutral dining space.

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Colorful Green Bedroom

olive green room
Paul Dyer

In this bedroom, pea-green walls add interest to an already architecturally stunning room. The white wall panels and ceiling highlight the exposed beams and intricate woodwork without competing for attention. Subtle accents of blues and oranges create elements of interest around the room. The dark wooden sleigh bed and writing table break up the space in a simple way.

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Inviting Dining Room

fireplace and dining area
Dana Gallagher

Beige walls, a fresh white mantel, and a hint of green create a dining room that is original and inviting. The rustic dining table contrasts the more formal mantel. A woven area rug the same color as the walls adds a subtle layer of texture. The olive-color slipcovers bring pattern into the mix, pumping up the mood of the room.

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Bright Green Living Room

fireplace
Sarah Dorio

Pistachio-colored walls bring this living room to life. The dark brick fireplace contrasts the stark white cabinetry and moldings. Dark colors are repeated in the side tables and chair legs, which anchor the room, while a large area rug and matching chairs bring texture. A simple white couch paired with patterned pillows looks fresh and inviting to loungers.

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Soft Green Bedroom

bedroom with jewel tone accent chair
Michael Partenio

The barely-there green walls in this bedroom offset the white wainscoting and moldings just enough to make a subtle statement. A teal chair brings an unexpected pop of color. Patterned pillows on the bed and a gray area rug add more colors and visual interest to this relaxed space.

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White and Green Kitchen

olive green island
John Bessler

Pairing a green island with creamy white cabinetry creates a serene space with personality. Using the same hardware on the island and perimeter cabinetry presents a unified front. Dark floors add warmth and play off the khaki-hued stone countertops.

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Beachy Green Entryway

entry with red accents
Sandra Mohlmann

Textured sage green wallpaper balances the bright orange-red door and patterned bench in this entryway. White shiplap walls contribute character and make the space feel inviting. Carefully placed seashells along the top of the molding and other beachy items create a relaxed vibe when walking through the door.

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Green Kitchen Island

kitchen with white cabinets and green island
Helen Norman

Taking its cue from the ocean, the sea-green shade in this kitchen creates a light and airy atmosphere. If you love a particular color but are worried it might be too intense, opt for a neutral-hinted version. While sea greens are often more vibrant, the shade used on the island is toned down with a bit of gray. The same shade repeats on the backsplash tile for a cohesive look.

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Calming Green Bathroom

reflective beauty bathroom
Reed Davis

Walls covered with green glass tiles reflect light and expand the look of this small bathroom. With a large window along one wall, the green hue helps connect the bathroom to the outdoors. Extending the tile from floor to ceiling throughout the bathroom provides pattern and texture that paint alone can't replicate.

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Bold Green Bedding

Neutral bedroom with accessories

Grassy green bedding adds a splash of character to this all-white bedroom. Although the walls are white, the bold pop of color and pattern help make the bedroom feel vibrant and alive. An eclectic collection of wall art adds to the casual, laid-back vibe of the room.

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Blue and Green Bedroom

Wall art inspiration

As analogous colors, shades of green and blue almost always go together. Here, a white bed and walls make the powder blue and Kelly green accent colors pop out even more. The artwork above the bed ties the color palette together and creates a visual focal point in the room.

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