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The Coziest Warm Green Paint Colors for 2022

    For a long time blues and grays have been slaying the interior design world, but green is making a huge comeback!

    I couldn’t be happier that these rich tones are getting a place in our homes. Warm colors are also trending, like beige, tan, and terracotta.

    Here are some warm greens that will have you digging out your paint trays and rollers!

    Graphic of 9 paint dots over a background of a dark green room with a green velvet chair, plants, and a rose gold coffee table. Paint colors from top left to bottom right are: October mist, avocado whip, carolina gull, palace green, oak moss, peale green, ocean tropic, vintage vogue, roycroft bottle green.
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    Light Warm Green Paint Colors

    Here are a few lighter green paint colors that are on the warmer side:

    Graphic reads "Light Green Paint Colors that are warm" over a background of a white living room with green throw pillows and plants. Colors from top to bottom are October mist, avocado whip, and carolina gull.

    Benjamin Moore October Mist (1495)

    I won’t talk too much here about October Mist, because I have already written a whole article about it.

    It is Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year for 2022!

    October Mist is a really nice neutral green color. It’s the perfect color if you are looking for a warm green for your whole home.

    October mist on the wall in a living room behind a rattan table with two matching chairs and neutral colored rug and accessories

    Behr Avocado Whip (M360-3)

    Avocado Whip by Behr is an interesting color. I love the soft avocado color and how it reads so warm and creamy.

    Avocado whip by Behr: a pale creamy green living room with a blue velvet and wood chair, a wood coffee table, blue rug, and a pink hanging light.

    Then there’s reality.

    You definitely want to give Avocado Whip a trial run in your home, and test it in different lighting, because I’ve seen it look quite acid green in some rooms.

    Acid green is probably not what you were looking for when you started searching for a warm green paint color!

    A collage of light green things with a swatch of avocado whip paint color.

    Benjamin Moore Carolina Gull (2138-40)

    Carolina Gull by Benjamin Moore manages to be a trendy sage color, while also having warmer yellow tones.

    (*record scratching* Well hello there, this awkward… when I wrote this post there wasn’t much available by way of actual photos of Carolina Gull. Since then I have to say that it can look warm, but most often reads cool! The rest of this is true. So pardon the interruption and carry on. Better yet, just read the post about Carolina Gull!)

    It’s the best of both when it comes to sage greens.

    A sage green wall in a living room, carolina gull by Benjamin Moore, behind a blush colored chair and some plants.

    At first glance it almost looks like a darker version of October Mist, but Carolina Gull is actually much more green, where October Mist has a LOT of yellow.

    I like Carolina Gull a lot! Especially because it pairs beautifully with warm whites, terracotta, and rich dark colors.

    A white living room with round decorative wicker pieces hanging on the wall. Circles of paint colors are over top of the picture, carolina gull by benjamin moore, sherwin williams cavern clay, Behr Chimney, and Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace.

    Don’t Forget Your Supplies!

    This little brush might look funny, but it’s my absolute ride or die!

    Rollers like these hold the most paint and make the job faster. Get a metal roller cage for easy on and off.

    DryDex is the fastest (and funnest!) way to make chips and dents disappear. (Make sure you get a small spackling tool that actually fits in the container, and a sanding sponge.)

    This tool will save your back and limit time on a ladder.

    Medium Warm Green Paint Colors

    This is probably my favorite category of warm green paint colors, I love how bold they are, while still being totally liveable.

    Graphic reads medium green paint colors over a living room with a rich olivey green panelled wall behind a pink couch. Colors are palace green, peale green, and oak moss.

    Benjamin Moore Palace Green (CW-520)

    Benjamin Moore Palace Green is a cozy, mellower version of grass green.

    While it’s not a classic mid-century modern color, I like to think it goes well with that style, since mcm is all about bringing the outdoors in.

    Here is a Palace Green bedroom:

    Palace Green is close to a true green, but is ever so slightly on the yellower side of green. This makes the color warmer than other mid-greens or sages.

    Here it is in a historical sitting room:

    So nice! I like it because even though it is a popular color, it’s not one that everybody is using.

    Palace Green kitchen cabinets:

    If you like this trend as much as I do, check out my post: Trend-Setting Green Kitchen Cabinet Ideas (Plus: 22 Paint Colors to Use!)

    Sherwin Williams Oak Moss (6180)

    I am not usually a fan of olive greens (outside of clothing) but Oak Moss is beautiful!

    Now, I am the queen of color matching, but I don’t know that I would risk getting a color match of Oak Moss.

    Normally I don’t worry about it too much, because if the color is ever-so-slightly off, you would never notice.

    With Oak Moss, I don’t know that the hex codes out there are correct. Using the color codes, it comes out to a very olivey green that looks hard to work with.

    Oak Moss on a wall behind a wooden bed in a bedroom with half wood panelling.

    Sherwin Williams Oak Moss exterior:

    Isn’t it gorgeous?

    See how different the outside picture is from the bedroom?

    Compared to the swatch, Oak Moss isn’t muddy at all, but I find the color chip makes it very brown toned.

    Graphic reads "Nail down your neutral color scheme in 60 minutes or less" with an image of the foolproof neutrals ebook. Button below reads "Show me how!"

    It’s possible that it has nothing to do with color matching, and it’s just a trick of the light.

    If you want to use your favorite paint, and it isn’t Sherwin Williams, I would probably splurge for the test pot, and not just rely on the swatch. That’s the only way to make sure that “close enough” will work.

    Sherwin Williams Oak Moss in a bedroom:

    There is no way that I would be brave enough to paint the ceiling too, but kudos to them, it looks so cozy in there!

    Benjamin Moore Peale Green (HC-121)

    I CANNOT with all the beautiful Peale Green inspo!

    Peale Green is another kind of toned down grassy green, but it has an earthy quality that makes the color so warm and rich.

    Benjamin Moore Peale Green Kitchen Cabinets

    I mean honestly!

    I could really do some damage with a brush and a roller right now.

    Brass may not to be to everyone’s taste, but I love it with the green cabinets.

    (Actually, I love everything about this kitchen.)

    Here is a Peale Green and white kitchen, if the last one was a bit out of your comfort zone:

    Putting Peale Green in this kitchen was so smart! All of a sudden the terracotta tile looks fresh again.

    Between the dark library, mid-light kitchen, and then the bright white kitchen, you can really see all the different moods of Peale Green.

    Peale Green vs Palace Green

    Benjamin Moore Peale Green is very similar to Palace Green, but it is darker and has a little less yellow.

    Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the two:

    Benjamin Moore Palace Green on half of a living room wall vs peale green on the other half, behind a blue velvet sofa and bright cushions.

    Dark Warm Green Paint Colors

    And now the moment we’ve all been waiting for: Dark Greens!

    I love me a moody, pensive, pondering dark green. Mmmm.

    I do have to confess that I cheated a little, but first, a reminder of the colors!

    Graphic reads: Dark green paint colors that are warm. Top to bottom: Ocean Tropic, Vintage Vogue, Roycroft Bottle Green.

    So, how did I cheat?

    Two of the three are maybe not technically, well…warm.

    Benjamin Moore Vintage Vogue (462)

    Let’s start out of turn with the one dark color that truly is warm: Vintage Vogue.

    Benjamin moore Vintage vogue on half of a bedroom wall, lower half is white. A bed sits on the floor, covered in plushy white bedding. A large tropical plant is blurry in the foreground. There is a large macrame hanging on the wall.

    Benjamin Moore hit the nail on the head with this one! It is such a great color, and another true chameleon (which, if you stick around, you will know that I love a shapeshifting color).

    Vintage Vogue can look like a warm olivey-sage color, or almost black!

    Check it out in this room, same space, different lighting:

    This dark green would be perfect for the indecisive among us, it’s like multiple colors in one!

    Benjamin Moore Ocean Tropic (2052-10)

    Ocean Tropic is the lightest and brightest of the dark greens, and no, it’s not technically warm.

    Hear me out! It’s just so lush and rich.

    A dark red plaster wall bedroom with a bed of luscious green sheets, blankets, and pillows. In front of the picture is a swirl of emerald green - Benjamin Moore's Ocean Tropic.

    It reminds me of the jungle, or a tropical place. It certainly doesn’t feel cool to me. Even if it’s not truly warm, an emerald green really had to be here, didn’t it?

    Also, if you want to choose the paint less traveled, Ocean Tropic is not super well known. It can be our little secret!


    Sherwin Williams Roycroft Bottle Green (2847)

    Like some of the other greens on this list, Sherwin Williams Roycroft Bottle Green can also take different forms.

    With these dark colors, it’s all about the light!

    Roycroft Bottle Green in a Kitchen

    A paint swatch of Roycroft Bottle Green over a kitchen with black cabinets, black and white patterned tile, and dark green walls.

    This is another rich dark green that gives me the warm fuzzies, but technically isn’t warm.

    Isn’t it beautiful? I love it on that board and batten wall. The mustard and gold look great with this rich dark green.

    Roycroft Bottle Green Front Door

    This is a picture where you can kind of see the cooler tones.

    Roycroft Bottle Green is a great choice if you are looking for a historical color to compliment your vintage style, or your antique home.

    Graphic of 9 paint dots, reads Gorgeous green paint colors that are warm. Paint colors from top left to bottom right are: October mist, avocado whip, carolina gull, palace green, oak moss, peale green, ocean tropic, vintage vogue, roycroft bottle green.
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    Here’s a summary of the warm greens by brand:

    Benjamin Moore Warm Greens

    Wow! It was really not my intention to stack so many Benjamin Moore colors in here. Let me know if you want dupes for any of these colors in either Behr or Sherwin Williams.

    Sherwin Williams Warm Greens

    Behr Warm Greens

    Avocado Whip

    Poor Behr! All by its lonesome.

    Be sure to check back, because I found so many greens that I will definitely be covering more very soon!

    Swatch of Sherwin Williams Sea Salt
    Graphic of 9 green circles reads "Dark Green Paint Colors" From top left to bottom right colors are: vogue green, vine leaf, vintage vogue, tarrytown green, black evergreen, ripe olive, cascades, greenblack, and salamander. Background photo is a dark green bedroom with an iron bed frame and terracotta colored bedding.
    Graphic of nine gray green paint colors over a creamy white home decor background