There’s nothing like a few coats of paint to transform any space, from a front door to an accent wall to a nursery. If you’re looking for impactful design changes to make in 2021, this is the color you’re going to want to start embracing for kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, and more: green.
Green never really went out of style, but it’s showing up in a big way across 2021 color trends predictions from Pantone, Shutterstock, and major paint authorities such as Sherwin Williams, Behr, and Benjamin Moore. If that weren’t enough proof, interior designers are also loving this shade for its flexibility and innate elegance.
“The nice thing about green is that it acts as a neutral because it’s an earth tone,” Bria Hammel, the CEO and creative director of Bria Hammel Interiors, says. “Because we see so much of it outside, it’s not as shocking of a color to incorporate into your home. Pairing it with similar undertone accent colors makes it feel neutral and can look so sophisticated and chic.”
These pictures are proof that green can work in any room, whether in small amounts or on every wall.
California Cool Kitchen
If you spend a lot of time in your kitchen, it deserves a rich, relaxing color treatment. We love the use of green on upper and lower cabinets in this kitchen from interior designer and real estate agent Julian Porcino. This placid green pairs perfectly with the aged brass knobs.
Bright and Cheery Dining Room
A fresh blue-green shade on all four walls? Yes, please. In this redesigned South Austin Tudor home, interior designer Erin Williamson managed to retain elements of formality and traditionalism against the backdrop of a punchy shade that borders on turquoise.
Moody, Sophisticated Powder Room
Bria Hammel Interiors used Benjamin Moore’s Southern Vine paint color to create the elegant mood of this lovely half bath. The deep, earthy green pairs beautifully with intricate wallpaper and warm fixtures.
For another paint suggestion, Hammel recommends Vintage Vogue, also by Benjamin Moore. Hammel notes that these greens made an impressive finished look from walls to millwork to cabinetry.
Don’t underestimate the power of a statement front door. The jewel-toned entrance on this Coral Gables, Florida, home is a unique gateway to the boho-inspired interior.
Forest Green Kid's Bedroom
This boy’s bedroom from designers Valerie and Leslie at Brexton Cole interiors is the perfect mix of modern and traditional. The half-painted wall makes a big statement as a rich background for a brass four-poster bed and jewel-toned rug.
Pink and Green Living Room
Pink and green go together like, well, pink and green. This much-loved color combination is done so well in this Notting Hill apartment from the creative minds at House Nine.
We also love that the dusky, spruce-like hue is confined to the built-in bookcases, making it an approachable addition to the space.
Don’t just stop at one green element—consider a fully nature-themed room that celebrates multiple shades of green. Deep green doors are the perfect complement to the landscape mural wallpaper in this nursery project from designers Tavia Forbes and Monet Masters.
Serene Green Bedroom Oasis
We couldn’t end this roundup without one more relaxing green bedroom. The calming green shade in this bedroom from Erin Williamson Design makes a big impact as it stretches from floor to vaulted ceiling.