Green has become one of the most popular color choices for interior design due to its close connection with nature and freshness. When combined with other colors, dark green paint colors create unique contrasts that can be both energetic or serene.
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Choosing the correct dark green paint colors is crucial to get the desired results, so you have to choose wisely. Try not to go for a bold shade unless you are certain that it will work perfectly according to your design plan.
Greens are great when combined with one another, so try using different tones in order to get the desired results. They also pair well with other colors, so having a wider range of shades can help you create unique color combinations for your home design.
When deciding on a color, I suggest starting off with paint swatches in order to get an idea which shades will work best in your home. Samplize peel and stick paint swatches are a great choice because you can get a feel for what the color will look like without the mess!
If you want to know more about how Samplize works, you can check out my post on these peel and stick samples!
If you’ve been wanting to add some dark green to your home but are stuck on the shade of green, I’ve narrowed down some of the most popular Benjamin Moore dark green paint colors for you below! I’m also answering all your FAQ’s at the end!
And if you’re doing the painting yourself, check out my guide on painting the interior of your home!
Benjamin Moore Essex Green HC-188
According to Benjamin Moore’s site, Benjamin Moore Essex Green is “a concentrated green [that] inspires thoughts of storied academic settings overgrown with ivy.”
It is part of the Historical Collection. It has a light reflection value (LRV) of 3.53 which means it is very dark. Some designers would argue it’s so dark it’s almost black and it does have black undertones, but it’s not as dark as Benjamin Moore Black Forest Green.
A rich dark green with olive undertones, it’s beautiful on kitchen and bathroom cabinets and interior and exteriors doors. It’s also great as an accent wall. It pairs beautifully with creamy whites like BM Swiss Coffee or BM White Dove.
See how gorgeous these bathroom cabinets painted in Benjamin Moore Essex Green look against crisp white tile and gold accents!
Benjamin Moore Hunter Green 2014-10
Benjamin Moore Hunter Green is a deep, rich green that fits well no matter the style of your home. It’s part of the Color Preview collection. It has an LRV of 4.31, slightly lighter than BM Essex Green.
BM Hunter Green is a beautiful dark green paint color for living rooms and dining rooms. Paint this on your wall as an accent color and pair it with white trim and doors or cabinets for a bold, crisp look.
Check out Benjamin Moore Hunter Green on this beautiful herringbone accent wall by Interiors by Color.
Benjamin Moore Narragansett Green HC-157
Benjamin Moore Narragansett Green is a beautiful green with blue undertones giving it more of a dark teal feel. It’s part of the Historical Collection and is named for a small town in Rhode Island. It has an LRV of 7.37.
A dark green paint color with navy undertones, Benjamin Moore Narragansett Green is ideal for an entryway or hallway due to its boldness. It pairs beautifully with any kind of natural wood trim and cabinets but also looks great when paired with grey-white tones in furniture and decor.
It’s also gorgeous on kitchen cabinets. Paired with gold hardware and lighter quartz countertops, it’s a showstopper! Check out BM Narragansett Green on these kitchen cabinets!
Benjamin Moore Black Forest Green HC-187
Benjamin Moore Black Forest Green is a very dark and rich green, “a blackened shade of green” according to the Benjamin Moore site. It is another transitional color that works well in most settings. Once again from the Historical Collection, it has an LRV of 2.72, the darkest of greens discussed here.
BM Black Forest Green is best on exterior doors and cabinetry with light tones of wood trim for balance. A crisp white like BM Swiss Coffee paired with BM Black Forest Green makes for a timeless look, no matter the design style of your home!
For a more moody feel, use BM Black Forest on an accent wall, in a bedroom or in a bathroom. Pair it with lighter tones so it’s not overwhelming.
Benjamin Moore Lafayette Green HC-135
Benjamin Moore Lafayette Green is a cooler green shade with blue undertones. It’s part of the Historical Collection. It has an LRV of 8.63, making it the lightest of the greens discussed here.
BM Lafayette Green is great for dining rooms or entryways with clean white trim and doors. It pairs beautifully with lighter greens like BM Avocado.
Benjamin Moore Lafayette Green is a great way to add pops of color in an otherwise neutral home. Try pairing it with cream-colored walls and dark wooden furniture in a bedroom for a beautiful, soothing look!
Check out BM Lafayette Green in this beautiful dining room by Louisa’s Co-op.
Benjamin Moore Calypso Green 2046-10
Benjamin Moore Calypso Green is also a cooler shade of green with blue undertones. It has an LRV of 6.95 and is in the Color Preview collection.
BM Calypso Green looks fabulous with blush and copper tones. Use it boldly in a bathroom paired with a patterned wallpaper like this bathroom by Liv for Interiors.
You can also use Benjamin Moore Calypso in an entryway or living room with light wood tones for contrast. It’s a versatile green with jewel tones that will truly add a “wow” factor to your home!
Benjamin Moore Rainforest Foliage 2040-10
Benjamin Moore Rainforest Foliage has a slight yellow undertone and an LRV of 7.35. It’s part of the Color Preview collection and will truly make you feel like you’re in a rainforest! It’s a bold choice for a living room or bathroom!
Benjamin Moore Absolute Green 2043-10
Benjamin Moore Absolute Green is part of the Color Preview collection and has an LRV of 5.33. This beautiful green shade has blue undertones giving it a slight teal hue.
BM Absolute Green is a great choice to use with bold accents like rose, orange, or even lavender. It’s perfect in a bedroom as pictured below or in a kitchen with good natural light.
Benjamin Moore Gondola Ride 602
Benjamin Moore Gondola Ride is rich shade of green with gray blue undertones and has an LRV of 7.43. It’s more subtle than other dark greens and is a great choice for a library or an office paired with white trim and natural wood tones.
Check out BM Gondola Ride in this monochromatic library featured in the Architectural Digest.
Dark green paint colors for bedrooms
Dark green paint colors are beautiful in a bedroom and any of the dark green colors we’ve gone over would be beautiful as an accent wall in a bedroom. For a moodier look I recommend BM Essex Green or BM Black Forest Green.
If you’re wanting to paint the whole room green, BM Lafayette Green is the perfect choice for a calming feel.
For a more modern feel, BM Narragansett paired with a natural wood toned dresser and creamy white trim is a stunning choice for a bedroom.
Dark Green Paint Colors FAQs
What color is best for dark green?
There are many colors that go well with dark green. Creamy white trim helps balance the dark shade in a bathroom. In a bedroom, a beautiful blush dresser against a dark green accent wall will really pop. Gold hardware on green cabinets gives a classic feel and soft yellows pair nicely, as well.
Is dark green paint in style?
Dark green paint colors are the trending color for 2022 as people look to bring the outdoors in and give their homes a natural feel.
Is Essex green too dark?
Essex Green is a very dark green, but not as dark as BM Black Forest Green. It’s a rich green that looks great paired with rich wood tones and creamy white walls.
What is an accent color for green?
Soft yellows, beautiful blush pinks, creamy whites and gold for hardware are all great choices as accent colors for green.
What green should I paint my walls?
The color of green will depend on the look and feel you’re going for. If you’re wanting a moody feel, go for dark green. If you’re wanting an upbeat look, go lighter.
10 Benjamin Moore Popular Dark Green Paint Colors: In Conclusion
Green is all the rage and it’s easy to see why! It’s a versatile color that looks great on walls, cabinets, and doors! It goes great with a variety of colors and can give a serene and calming feeling to your home. Don’t be afraid to use this color in your space!