Gorgeous Green Accent Wall Ideas


Adding green paint color to your whole house color palette is a great way to bring in a touch of the great outdoors and nature. Green is associated with optimism, growth and life and is known for its comforting effect on stressed nerves.

A well-placed accent wall is the perfect way to experiment with today's shades of green paint. Regardless of whether you choose a shade that's bold and striking or muted and moody, green accent walls add instant charm and character and are versatile enough to work with any home decor style.

Let's take a look at some of the ways you can incorporate a gorgeous green accent wall into your own home.

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Accent Wall Designs

One huge plus in favor of accent walls is you can get a lotta "bang for your buck". If you're short on cash and time, you can achieve a beautiful result quickly just with one can of paint on one plain wall.

If you want to get creative, accent walls run the gamut from simple and functional to intriguing and impactful. Options range from textured walls to board and batten accent walls, from shiplap to bead board, from moulding to wainscoting.

Accent walls can serve as room dividers, gallery walls, and focal points. They can even be painted behind a bed in lieu of a standard headboard (come see how I painted a headboard in my son's bedroom!)

There's no hard and fast rules about how to design an accent wall, and the decision will ultimately rest on your personal preferences and unique room layout.

Green Accent Wall Ideas

Green accent walls bedroom

Since green is a calming color, bedrooms with green accent walls are a super popular choice.

One of the blacker shades of green, Essex by Benjamin Moore, is perfect for creating moody ambience. Angela Rose Home designed a dark green accent wall for a teenage boy by strategically angling wood slats behind the head of the bed.

Green also looks beautiful when paired with neutral decor elements like this simple wood headboard whose lines mirror the shaker style light green accent wall behind it. Paint color is a custom green gray paint mix with Sherwin Williams Ripe Olive as the base. By Rebecca Rollins Interiors.

Anita Yokita transformed her master bedroom with a DIY wood panel accent wall and said she never even considered going green until falling in love with a beautiful muted green gray paint named Underseas SW 6214. Piles of furry throws, soft blankets and cozy pillows add texture and pattern to the overall comfort of this bedroom haven.

Green is a beautiful shade for all age ranges and a departure from the typical bright primary colors for children. This toddler boy bedroom by Crystal at Living in Laundry gets a redo with board and batten half walls surrounding a reading nook that will still look appropriate right through the teen years. Color is SW Woodland Lichen.

Even a nursery gets an amazing makeover by Liz of Within The Grove with this DIY geometric wall painted a soft sage green called Current Mood by Clare. All it took was some MDF boards for the wood detail, a can of paint, and a little imagination.

Green accent walls living room

Let's head into the living room for some accent wall love. In spaces geared for openness and socializing, you can go for bolder and more vibrant green shades like this Chard by Behr. Emma of A Beautiful Mess created this impactful emerald green accent wall using thrift store picture frames.

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More shades of green accent wall colors in action in the living room:

  • Fireplace with builtins - SW Ripe Olive
  • Fireplace surround - Gallapagos Valspar
  • Behind the sofa accent wall - SW Rosemary

Regardless of which shade you choose, a green accent wall can be an ideal backdrop for creating the perfect living room.

Green accent wall entry

A classic beadboard sage green accent wall brightens up a low lit mudroom entry in this "wow" DIY by Sprucing Up Mamahood. Muted Sage by Behr is paired with SW Alabaster walls for a colorful yet sophisticated look.

Another fab DIY is this green entry wall by Holly at Update My Cape. She transformed a plain white shiplap wall by simply switching up paint colors (SW Ripe Olive on bottom; BM Simply White on top) and mounting a homemade peg rack and shelf.

Green accent wall office

This modern office board and batten wall by The Imperfect Builder also features Ripe Olive by Sherwin Williams. A deep olive green accent wall is a great way to bring in natural serenity perfect for thinking and productivity.

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Green accent wall bathroom

The bathroom is another room where you want to surround yourself with peace and just relax. A light green accent wall of horizontal shiplap painted with SW Evergreen Fog achieves exactly that. By Kylie M Interiors.

Note: Pair green with gold metal hardware for added warmth; deepen the green shade for glamour and elegance.

But gold metal isn't the only hardware you can pair with green, because these black matte fixtures are killin' it in this modern bathroom reveal by Making Manzanita. The wood tones also set off the teal green paint (Behr Meteorological) behind it.

...and in the garage

Yup. The garage isn't exactly the first place I think of for a green (or any other color) accent wall. But take a gander at this functional and gorgeous pegboard accent wall also painted Behr Meteorological by Love and Renovations.

(Click here for more garage organization inspiration and see my own experience with turning a "dumping ground" garage into an organized functional space.)

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