Last year, blue reigned supreme—from the darkest shades of almost-black navy, to the flocks of super-saturated peacock blues that began trending in kitchen cabients and slowly worked their way up to bedrooms (and eventually ruling the entire roost). But in 2019, there’s a new color craze that we can’t seem to get enough of—green bedrooms. From deep emerald shades that capitalize on yesteryear’s favored jewel tones, to muted sages and mints, to Crayola-box colors that pack a major style punch, we’re amazed by the sheer range of styles that are complemented by this earthy hue.
By turns boho and laid-back, or elegant and rarified, these verdant bedrooms all seem somehow soothing—just the kind of place we’d want to lay our heads after a long day. And did we mention the potential mood-boosting benefits of this nature-inspired shade? Just one more reason to head to the paint aisle this weekend.
Here are our favorite green bedroom design ideas.
Juxtaposing a black chalkboard wall with green accent walls and green bedding creates an effect that reminds us of our favorite classrooms, but all grown-up. We imagine mornings are a lot easier with all that list-making space… and the high-contrast look of the natural orange-tinged wood packs a punch, too.
Conventional wisdom may say that only one dark hue can exist in a single space, but we’d beg to differ. Inky blue-black walls coexist peacefully with a deep olive green tufted bed here—the secret is keeping the linens, wall art, and area rug light colors to create some contrast. Could doubling up on darks be the next big trend? All signs point to yes.
Another smart hack for anyone who’s worried about committing to a full-on wall of deep forest green—add trim (or use an existing picture-hanging rail) to create a natural border about ⅓ of the way down the wall. Keeping the top third the same hue as your ceiling will create a light, airy feeling (and it’ll be one less thing to prime and repaint come moving time).
Sage may get overlooked when it comes to all these super-saturated emerald shades, but there’s no reason to skip this more muted hue. For one thing, it’s an easy transition for those who already favor grey tones in their home—consider it a pseudo-neutral and treat it as such, punching it up with high-contrast pieces like this black and natural rattan headboard.
The oversized, mid-century wall-mounted headboard look is back, and we couldn’t be more pleased. After you’ve caught a glimpse of this massive velvet-wrapped piece, there’s just no going back to the standard size—not only does it create an instant focal point, but there’s no paint required to make a major color statement (though we’re partial to the wallpaper combo seen here).
Taste of the Rainbow
Dark green might be the first shade that comes to mind for a bedroom, but a more mint-like shade can be equally compelling (if not more so). By pairing it with trendy foodie hues like mustard and tomato, you can create a “flavor” profile that’s far greater than the sum of its parts.
Just because you’re creating an accent wall with different directional trims, doesn’t mean you have to avoid hanging wall art. We love the layered look achieved here with tactile textile art creating contrast, and task lighting adding a bit of shine.
There’s practically no top style trend missing from this bedroom design—seriously, it’s like an “I Spy” game for home decor aficionados. An ultra-luxe forest green velvet comforter is juxtaposed with nude-toned pillows, a natural rattan bed, a vintage rug, and of course, a peacock-hued wall color. The takeaway: if it speaks to you, you can make it work in your space.
We’re not gonna lie—this retro-avocado, pea-soup shade isn’t for the faint of heart. You’d be forgiven for looking askance at it in the paint can. But remarkably, it’s nothing short of stunning when applied to the wall alongside a veritable bounty of florid pinks and bright sunflower yellows. We’re officially converts to this controversial shade.
The best way to balance an over-the-top wallpaper pattern? Extra-long green velvet curtains (in our opinion, at least). Not only do they add a vintage flair befitting a glamorous heiress, but they give the eye a place to rest while scanning over this impossibly cool floral wallpaper.
A Little Shade
Choosing a more neutral shade of green for the walls gives you tons of flexibility to mix it up with your textiles and accents. Our favorite approach? Adding several shades of the same color (and one contrasting hue) to keep the look fresh.
Steal a paint chip card or two from your local hardware store to get an idea for which shades are in the same family.
True plant-lovers will know that the most important greenery in a bedroom is the one that you actually have to water. Play up the impact of a plant-studded bedding set with a well-placed shelf that takes the place of a headboard (and provides a much-needed perch for all your favorite plant babes.)
For the truly bold, there’s nowhere this regal hue won’t reach. We love the idea of unifying a room’s molding, architectural details (hello fireplace!) and even furniture (hint: those “built-ins” aren’t what they seem) in one eye-popping shade of emerald. Keep the ceiling white to avoid overdoing it, but otherwise—well, the sky really is the limit in this case.
Another shelf-anchored look that’s as practical as it is pretty, this design requires only a bit of paint, so it can be updated quickly and easily as color trends come and go. The above-the-bed shelf makes for easy switching-out of art, too—in short, there’s nothing that’s not to like about this clever arrangement.