Dark Greens- The Must Have Paint Colour Trend - Colourtrend Paints

February 01, 2022 4 min read

Moving in to 2022 with a sense of optimism and positivity, we actively welcome the calming influences of nature into our homes to uplift our interiors. Drawing inspiration from the natural world around us, dark greens encapsulate the concept of bringing the outdoors in. From rich and earthy forest greens to dusted green-greys, dark greens have become somewhat of a must have paint colour in your home.

Abundant in colour and depth, dark greens are tones that we naturally love living with. Depending on how you choose to incorporate this shade into your colour scheme, dark greens can be dramatic and sophisticated or balanced and well-grounded. Dark greens like Four Arches and Sweet Caper from our Contemporary Collection are quickly becoming a staple in any colour scheme. To help you find the perfect dark green for your home, we have hand-selected a few our favourite dark green paint colours for you to consider. Continue reading to see how you can work this trend in to your colour scheme.

As an accent colour

Neutral living room with grey couch and dark green wall paneling painted in Colourtrend Paints' Christmas Wreath

Colour- Christmas Wreath, Historic Collection (Paneling) and Foraging, Contemporary Collection (Walls)

Whether you are completely redecorating or simply want to refresh the look of your favourite room, accent walls are a popular means of adding depth and dimension to an area. Dark greens are extremely versatile shades and will complement brass, blacks, browns and natural woods beautifully, meaning these shades work particularly well as an accent or feature colour.

Introducing a forest green like Christmas Wreath as an accent colour in your home will add a sophisticated touch to your space. An accent wall can enhance the features of a room and direct attention to architectural elements of your home. For example, introducing Christmas Wreath as an accent shade on your wall paneling will accentuate this feature as the focal point of your room. Take a look at our top tips for feature walls to find out more about introducing an accent colour in your home.

With neutrals

Dark green bedroom with navy headboard and wooden side table. Wall painted in Colourtrend Paints' Sweet Caper.

Colour- Sweet Caper, Contemporary Collection (Main Walls) and Batch Loaf, Contemporary Collection (Left Wall)

Many of our homes have neutral colours dotted throughout. Dark, mossy greens like Sweet Caper work beautifully alongside creamy, neutral tones to create a well-grounded, down-to-earth feeling. The rich warmth of Sweet Caper will add a sense of cosiness to your space, whilst sitting comfortably amongst the neutral tones of your home.

Batch Loaf from our Contemporary Collection is a stone toned neutral that pairs particularly well with dark greens. Neutral and dark green paint colours will work in perfect harmony to create a calming and grounding atmosphere in your home. Another neutral to consider here is Salter Stone, this shade has a taupe undertone that will take a back seat and allow the richness of Sweet Caper do all the talking in your colour scheme.

With pinks 

Dark green living room with pink couch. Wall painted in Colourtrend Paint's Four Arches shade.

Colour- Four Arches, Contemporary Collection

Pairing pinks with dark greens is a bold interior trend that has grown in popularity in recent times. However, this colour combination does not necessarily have to be loud and attention grabbing.  This versatile colour scheme can create completely different feelings in your space, depending on the exact shades in your scheme. Pinks and dark greens are two colours naturally observed together in nature, making this scheme comforting and soothing when seen in the home.

The high contrast between a profound green like Four Arches and a dreamy powder pink like Unveiled will create an intriguing contrast in your space. This colour scheme may seem bold and daring, however as you will see from our inspirational image below, these colours are rather easy on the eye when paired together.

On the walls and woodwork 

Dark green living room with wooden floor. Walls and woodwork painted in Colourtrend Paints' shade Standing Tall.

Colour- Standing Tall, Contemporary Collection

Colour drenching is a dramatic painting technique in which one chosen colour is painted across multiple surfaces in one space. The most popular choice for colour drenching in a space is painting the walls and woodwork (such as kitchen cabinetry or skirtings) in the one colour. Colour drenching can elevate a space with a sophisticated and contemporary look that is far from conventional. Opting for a rich green shade using this painting technique will leave your interior feeling cosy and comforting.

Standing Tall makes for a beautiful woodwork shade and is the perfect candidate for this bold painting technique. Colour drenching your space in Standing Tall will achieve a unique and striking look in your home. Surrounding yourself with a soothing green-grey like Standing Tall will add a sense of relaxation and tranquility to your space. It is important to note that this technique is not reserved exclusively for big, open plan areas and can work beautifully in smaller spaces to breathe life and character into a relatively compact area.

Advice and Inspiration

As you will see, the possibilities with these dark green paint shades are endless. Find and follow us on our social channels @colourtrendpaints, for inspiration and more ways to incorporate similar shades into your home. If you are considering introducing a dark green colour in your home but are unsure of where to start, reach out to our team of colour experts today, either in store or online.

We are here to help online Mon-Fri via our live chat feature on our website, email at hello@colourtrend.ie and across our social channels @colourtrendpaints. For more detailed advice, take a look at our range of online colour consultation services here.

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