Decorate with Dark Green to Create Cozy Rooms

In a nod to Christmas, I’m featuring rooms that are decorated with dark green. Dark green is a color that most people don’t typically apply to their walls, but I think you’ll see how warm and inviting the color can be. And if you’re a trend follower, you’ll be happy to know that green is trending in the home.

Dark Green Country Kitchen Photo by Teddy Edwards


An airy kitchen gets a bit of drama with a dark green, expansive island. I love this rich shade of green.

Country Kitchen with Dark Green Kitchen IslandPhoto by Teddy Edwards


Subway tile looks classic and pretty in a dark shade of green. The color of this tile reminds me of the color of my kitchen floor.

Craftsman Kitchen with Dark Green Subway TilePhoto by Hamilton-Gray Design, Inc.


Dark-hued green walls make marble counter tops and back splash pop in an eclectic kitchen.

Dark Green Walls and Kitchen CabinetsPhoto by Bon Atelier Limited


Here’s another example of a beautiful kitchen with a green island and green pendant lights.

Dark Green Kitchen Island in Rustic KitchenPhoto by Field Day Studio


I love this rustic dining room with its heavy wood beam ceilings and cabinet painted with a moody shade of green inside.

Country Style Dark Green Rustic Dining RoomPhoto by Field Day Studio


Glossy dark green walls create cozy and elegant appeal in this Victorian style dining room.

Dark Green Walls in Victorian Style Dining RoomPhoto by Annie Hall Interiors


If you’re not a fan of solid green walls but like the color, try a patterned wallpaper.

Scandinavian Dining Room with Green and White WallpaperPhoto by Wallpaperdirect UK


A home office gets a touch of elegant drama with a dark green painted wall.

Dark Green Walls in Home OfficePhoto by Studio McGee


In the bathroom, dark green paint creates a cozy cocoon for leisurely bathing.

Dark Green Bathroom with Claw Foot TubPhoto by Broan NuTone LLC


Dark Green Bathroom with Claw Foot TubPhoto by Imperfect Interiors


Here’s a photo of my kitchen with its dark green floors from a couple of Christmases ago.

Farmhouse Breakfast Nook Decorated for Christmas

Do you have any dark green walls in your home? If not, would you consider using it?


See More Decorating Ideas with Color:

Decorating with Pink and Green

Decorating with Navy Blue

Decorating with Bold Colors

Decorating with Yellow

Decorating with Black



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  1. I’m so happy to see you feature this dark green. Two years ago I painted my small kitchen a dark green and I love it. Other people – not so much. I’m always questioned as to “why dark green?” At that time I also had my builder-grade “oak” cabinets painted white, my countertops replaced with faux marble, my appliances upgraded to stainless, and my floors replaced with a dark laminate. I was looking for something different for my kitchen – something more “cozy” than kitchens usually are. My kitchen is open to my great room and I wanted a paint color that wasn’t bright or reflective off of the hard surfaces. As with most kitchens, there is not a lot of wall space, so the dark color doesn’t overwhelm. I’ve managed to pick up the color in my adjacent great room in throws, pillows, artwork and plants while retaining a light gray on the great room walls so there is still a flow from one room to another. While I don’t have the grandness of your featured rooms and it’s not a color for everyone, it gives me the calm, moodiness and coziness that is my comfort zone.

  2. I liked the fifth picture with the green island and pendant lights. They all were pretty though, thanks.

  3. Early spring I painted 3 walls and the ceiling in 1905 dark green with a dark laminate flooring and the 4th wall is cream as is the free standing fireplace
    It is our sun porch with 9 windows looking at the lake it is stunning, want to incorporate the rest of my house now. Loved all the rooms you shared

  4. Love this post. I’m in the process of deciding what color to paint my dated maple kitchen cabinet. My dining room, hallway to our bedrooms and entry way, which are both open to my kitchen (on opposite ends) are both painted a deep sage green. And my living room is a bit lighter shade of the same. Now that I think of it, my bathroom is even a lighter shade of the same green, along with our home’s exterior is also green. Obviously green is my favorite color. Plus green is a great neutral that goes with so many colors. For example my dining room (with the dark sage green walls) has draperies and accessories that are in peacock blue, which is also found in my oriental rug. My living room has some of the peacock color (lighter variations) along with a bit of coral.I find that the older I get, the bolder I get. Our main bedroom has walls in dark teal blue. My husband was nervous, to say the least, when I wanted that color. But he absolutely loves it. One thing that I’ve learned though, is to paint a large piece of poster board, with my chosen color and place on different walls, at different times of the day in order to see how the color reads in that particular room with the varying lighting.

  5. I love the color green because it reminds me of nature and you chose a lovely, subtle shade. Your designs are beautiful.