How to Mix Green Tones in an Interior Color Scheme

If you want to create a layered look for your home, a monochrome color palette is a great option, and you can’t go wrong a monochrome green palette. This color family works in any style of room and can be used throughout a home without clashing. Before you start decorating, use this post as a guide for mixing green accents in your home.

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In Bathrooms

Source: Kate Lester Interiors

As long as there’s a predominant shade in the palette, pastel greens can be successfully mixed with medium and/or dark toned greens. Mint is a fitting predominant shade for ‘California Cool’ spaces.

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Sources: Historika Hem, Styling by Åsa Copparstad, Photography by Dana Ozolappa

If your dream bathroom is more on the glamorous side, try pairing emerald and hunter green. If you want an extra dose of drama, you can mix in black in lieu of lighter neutrals.

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In Living Rooms

Sources: Gubi – Adnet Circulaire Mirror at Nordic Nest, Designed by Jacques Adnnet

Here’s a useful decorator’s trick for mastering a monochrome green (or primarily green) color palette in a living room: bring in a bold and bright shade – like a lime green – that stands out from the rest of the shades in the room. A sofa is an ideal and effective standout piece.

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Sources: Pierre Frey’s House via House & Garden, Photo by Romain Ricard

In a bohemian living room, try mixing and matching patterns and textiles with green tones from a variety of global sources. Use neutrals to balance out a space, but don’t be afraid to bring in another color.

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In Bedrooms

Sources: Designed by Pella Hedeby, Photo by Ragnar Omarsson, via Elle Decor Sweden via Remodelista

Dark green walls and textiles create a soothing atmosphere in a bedroom. A smaller amount of light green balances the space out, and a color blocked wall with white paint creates contrast and balance. House plants also help to ground a high impact space – and green plants do so while staying within the color family!

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In a modern farmhouse bedroom, mix and match green tones to your heart’s desire, but do so in small doses. In order to make sure a bright bedroom room is soothing and sleep inducing, opt for colors like army green, and don’t be afraid to bring in other neutrals like soft greys.

(If you love a white and green aesthetic, look to this post about pairing white walls with house plants)

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In Kitchens and Dining Rooms

Sources: Designed by Hans Verstuyft, Photo by Dorothee Dubois, From DPAGES

When mixed together, muted greens like sage and mint add a sophisticated and subtle infusion of color into open, white kitchens. In these spaces – especially those with original architectural features – leave a significant amount of space between green accents. Also keep in mind that with monochrome colors that aren’t high contrast, it’s important to use contrasting textures.

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Read more on decorating with green accents here!

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