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25 of the Best Green Paint Colors for Home Offices

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I have a love-hate relationship with the color green. I love the color. It reminds me of spring, growth, and renewal. I hate green because I can never find the right shade for my office walls. I’ve tried.

The last time I tried, I ended up with beige walls—a long story. After staring at beige walls for five years, I’m exploring green again. So far, I’ve looked at 100s of greens and narrowed the search to this list of the 25 best green paints for a home office.

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1. Exquisite Emerald (P420-6)

Exquisite Emerald by Behr

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Exquisite Emerald is for the purist. Although emerald can refer to the gem, it’s also a color that reflects the gem’s beauty. This color of green evokes a precious, almost magical, quality as evidenced in such names as the Emerald City or the Emerald Isle.

If you’re looking to add a little magic to an office, Behr’s Exquisite Emerald is a perfect choice.

2. Rainwashed (SW 6211)

Rainwashed by Sherwin-Williams

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If you love water treatments, you’ll love Rainwashed from Sherwin Williams. The color is a water treatment for walls. A translucent blue-green brings back memories of ocean waves and sandy beaches.

Its touch of grey hints at a rain-kissed sky. Beach lovers will feel at home with Rainwashed walls.

3. Eccentric Lime (2027-30)

Eccentric Lime by Benjamin Moore

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This Benjamin Moore paint is not for the faint of heart. Eccentric lime is a chartreuse-like color that wakes up any room. Although chartreuse was the name given to a yellow-green liquor made by monks, there’s nothing quiet about the color.

Chartreuse adds visual depth to a minimalist décor. Pairing it with darker shades of blue-grey or an antique white can decrease the vibrancy of lime green walls. It’s a color that encourages you to think outside the box.

4. Polar Jade (CC-754)

Polar Jade by Benjamin Moore

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Polar Jade is part of Benjamin Moore’s Designer Classics Collection. These colors enhance the atmosphere of any room with their rich color and timeless beauty.

You can bring out the paint’s intensity by pairing it with white or subdue it with other colors from the Designer Classics. Using Polar Jade in your office is like making it feel like home.

5. Retro Mint (SW 9036)

Retro Mint by Sherwin-Williams

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Retro Mint was made for shabby chic. The vibrant green is the perfect backdrop for farmhouse accessories. Natural finishes on furniture, neutral baskets and rustic picture frames blend beautifully with this light-hearted green from Sherwin Williams.

Add intensity to your office with dark furnishings and bold accents. Industrial black or gay accessories make a smart-looking contrast to the mint walls.

6. Hostaleaf (MQ6-09)

Hostaleaf by Behr

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This Behr paint is a deep green reminiscent of the darkest hostas. This green balances both blue and red undertones, making it a perfect color to go with deep purples and gold.

These jewel-toned colors give an old-world feel to any home office. Brighten the room with old-world whites and vintage lighting for a full day of work.

7. Spicy Olive (PPH-61)

Spicy Olive by Behr

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Finding an olive green that actually looks like a green olive can frustrate a saint. Lots of olive greens look more like brown than green, but Behr’s spicy green is the perfect shade. It’s a slightly darker shade of green olive, so it brings more vibrant colors to any office.

It pairs nicely with equally saturated colors in shades of blue or red. If you prefer a lighter feel, go with light beige or white accessories or accents. This shade of green acts as a darker neutral you can personalize to make your office your own.

8. Sweet Celadon (CSP-785)

Sweet Celadon by Benjamin Moore

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If you’re looking for just a whisper of green on your office walls, try sweet celadon from Benjamin Moore. This shade of green is so light it could be mistaken for white in the right light. If you aren’t sure if green is for you, this color is a way to ease into the color family.

You can add darker greens for a monochromatic look or treat it as a blank canvas to reflect your personality. It’s a color that lets you be as adventurous or as subtle as you want. Use bright purple or dark fuchsia for a pop of color.

9. Kelly Green (2037)

Kelly Green by Benjamin Moore

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Open that office door and positivity rules with this bright Kelly green. Who could possibly be downcast with such a fun color? It makes you want to chase leprechauns or hunt for the end of a rainbow.

Pair it with neutrals if you want to tone it down. Or be fearless and add orange or purple accents to this Benjamin Moore paint. How much whimsy you wish to add to the office is up to you. Just remember you do have work to do!

10. Kendal Green (SW 6467)

Kendal Green by Sherwin-Williams

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Sherwin Williams Kendal Green is a dark blue-green paint. It’s perfect for offices with a view of the forest. Surrounded by this lush green paint, you can almost imagine yourself working in the outdoors.

Bring some earth tones into the space to complete the room’s nature motif. Who knows? Maybe, a few forest creatures will come to your office.

11. Whitened Sage (PPU10-12)

Whitened Sage by Behr

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Whitened sage is a pale green paint with warm undertones. It works well in a home office if you want a welcoming but minimalist color on the walls. Dark neutrals such as that mahogany leather chair you’ve always wanted will stand out against these lighter walls.

Behr’s sage family of colors can be layered throughout the room for a monochromatic look. Add sleek black furnishings for an eye-catching contrast.

12. Hazel (SW 6471)

Hazel by Sherwin-Williams

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You will appreciate the calming presence of Sherwin Williams Hazel. It’s a blue-green paint that is peaceful and relaxing. If you use your home office as an escape, painting your office with this soothing color will ease life’s daily stresses.

If your office space is limited, this vibrant but calming color will make a space look larger. Taupes add to the serenity of the space, but don’t make your office so peaceful that you fall asleep!

13. Softened Green (SW 6177)

Softened Green by Sherwin-Williams

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Sherwin Williams Softened Green is a grayish-green that works as a neutral backdrop for a range of color palettes. Use a gray palette for a fresh, professional tone. Warm browns turn the same room into a welcoming office space.

Add dark and vibrant greens for a monochromatic touch to the room. With such a neutral green, you can easily change accessories to great a new look without touching the walls.

14. Douglas Fir (2028-20)

Douglas Fir by Benjamin Moore

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If you’re into the ‘60s and ‘70s, this green is for you. Despite its name, Douglas Fir is a robust and vibrant green with yellow undertones. There’s nothing about this Benjamin Moore paint that says evergreen.

The color brings back visions of bright colors, optimism, and the Beatles. If you want to add a little sophistication to your office, put old photos and retro memorabilia on the walls. Or, go with the ‘60s vibe and add touches of yellow or orange to the room.

Be careful you don’t want your office to be too psychedelic, or you might not get much work done.

15. Quietude (SW 6212)

Quietude by Sherwin-Williams

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Quietude has a fresh blue-green undertone with a hint of gray for a more subtle hue. It’s a beautiful but tricky color. In some lighting, it appears more blue than green; in others, more of the gray undertones show through. Quietude is part of the Sherwin Williams Organic Collection.

With over 200 colors to choose from, you should have no problem finding the perfect accent colors such as lavender, pink, and yellow. This subtle color is ideal for a home office, where you can enjoy moments of meditation.

16. Brook Green (N410-2)

Brook Green by Behr

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If there are times when your office becomes a gathering place, Behr’s Brook Green is a perfect choice for keeping things toned down. It’s a calming green that can help quiet the noise when uninvited visitors invade your space.

When you’re the only one in the room, the color makes a serene and peaceful place to work. Spring pastels such as lavender, pink, or pale blue add a touch of color without breaking the calming effect of the paint color.

17. Shades of Spring (537)

Shades of Spring by Benjamin Moore

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Shades of Spring rests in the center of nature’s green palette. It is not the dark green of the forest or a blue-green of the sea. It’s the green of garden stems and tree leaves.

The paint is a breath of spring as it mimics the colors of an emerging garden. Given the earthy undertones, it’s no surprise that the complementary colors are sand and beige. Dark brown provides a richness to a Shades of Spring decor.

This Benjamin Moore paint creates a home office that is reminiscent of spring. A mustard yellow adds a pop of color to a nature-infused palette.

18. Green Vibes (SW 6928)

Green Vibes by Sherwin-Williams

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Green Vibes is a bright pale green with a luminance of 89%. Unfortunately, the online images do not reflect the brightness of this Sherwin Williams paint. The color is a brighter version of the baby green that was common when the infant’s gender wasn’t known in advance.

If your home office happens to be in the basement or attic with little natural light, Green Vibes can go a long way to brightening the space. You don’t want your workspace to feel like a dungeon.

19. Jungle Camouflage (N350-4)

Jungle Camouflage by Behr

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This Behr paint color is what the name implies — a khaki along the lines of military fatigues. It is a subdued shade of green that works as a neutral element in an office space. As a neutral, Jungle Camouflage sets the tone for the rest of the room.

You could opt for subtle touches of color throughout the room rather than bold colors in darker hues. Subtle colors could include light grays and browns with a hint of pink for a bit of color. If you prefer darker colors, navy, cranberry, or chocolate brown work well against a neutral background.

20. Limesicle (2145-50)

Limesicle by Benjamin Moore

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Limesicle is a neutral green with strong yellow undertones. It makes an ideal wall color to showcase deeper hues of navy, brick red, or black. Because the khaki-like color is lighter than most khaki, the paint opens a home office, so it appears larger.

This Benjamin Moore paint can be used with a palette of browns to create a more organic motif. Limesicle is a versatile green that makes decorating a home office look easy.

21. Rookwood Green (SW 2816)

Rookwood Dark Green by Sherwin-Williams

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Sherwin Williams Historic Collection includes deep, rich colors such as Rookwood Green. Using Rookwood Green adds dimension to a home office, especially if other colors from the Historic Collection are integrated into the decor.

An alternative would be to use less vibrant colors to offset the intensity of Rookwood Green. There is an entire family of Rookwood colors to choose from.

22. Bermuda Grass (MQ6-57)

Bermuda Grass by Behr

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If your office has more of a rustic feel, a rich green such as Behr’s Bermuda Grass evokes a warm and cozy environment. It blends well with natural materials such as stone and lumber. Tiled floors can balance the strength of Bermuda Grass walls.

The paint’s intensity can be counter by using creamy whites and light browns. Dark leather furniture and heavy wood tables make the office inviting.

23. Avocado (2145-10)

Avocado by Benjamin Moore

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Benjamin Moore’s Avocado has a retro vibe. It could have been the color of the year during the ‘50s and ‘60s. This chartreuse-inspired color is an excellent choice if you’re interested in yellow-green colors, but are a little scared to try.

This paint can work fine as a backdrop for contrasting colors. This shade requires some form of natural light and some architectural or decorative elements to beak up the walls. Otherwise, the color could become overpowering.

24. Grassland (SW 6163)

Grassland by Sherwin-Williams

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Green is a difficult color to work with. It has so many undertones that finding the right shade of green seems impossible. And, greens change with the light.

The paint can look bluer in the morning and greener under the afternoon sun. Sherwin Williams Grassland helps take the guesswork out of using green. It is a gray-based green that complements most color palettes, making it an easy color to work with.

If you’re having trouble finding a green you feel comfortable with, try Grassland. With wood finishes and dark brown accents, this paint gives a home office an organic feel.

25. Salamander (2050-10)

Salamander by Benjamin Moore

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Benjamin Moore’s green-black paint is one of the darkest greens available. Salamander is dramatic. It’s so dark that it appears black unless lighter green accents are used.

Although Salamander may not work for everyone, it’s perfect for larger spaces with plenty of light. Its dark hue makes it ideal for displaying art. If the color would overwhelm your office space, consider an accent wall.

Use the wall to showcase black and white photographs or pencil sketches. How much drama you bring to the room is up to you.