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25 of the Best Green Paint Options for Primary Bedrooms

25 of the best green paint varieties for updating your primary bedroom in a tasteful and harmonious way, with a little color psychology to help you decide.

Green primary bedroom with carpet flooring, framed artwork, wooden bed, matching nightstand, wardrobe and vanity dresser.

Green ranks about number 2 on most lists for popular bedroom colors, and though you might balk at a green bedroom, the logic behind it is sound. Green is a color of harmony and balance; it’s resplendent of nature and peace, so why wouldn’t you want that in the room you spend most of the time sleeping and relaxing? From dark hunter greens and their ability to elicit calm and slumber, to a bright, almost-white fern that pops your mood and charges your energy, green is a perfect bedroom color. We’re going to look at some of the most popular, powerful paint colors from three of the top paint companies; Behr, Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams to find you the best green for your bedroom painting project.

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The psychology of green

Color psychology can be applied to every choice we make – blue plates encourage us to eat less and red evokes anger or passion. Green is rooted (that’s a plant pun) in nature, harmony and growth. For instance, darker greens make us feel more stable and meaningful, associating them with the full-growth foliage of summer. Lighter greens are powerfully symbolic of change, energy and freshness, all concepts that are great to wake up to if you’re a morning person. Keep these thoughts in mind as you peruse the paints and consider what to put in your bedroom.

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November Rain

November Rain by Benjamin Moore

Source: Benjamin Moore

A power ballad that you slow-danced to in the 90s may be the first thing that comes to mind when you hear November Rain, but the color here is a calming, light green, wholly unlike guns OR roses. Benjamin Moore has created this color to compliment slow mornings and productive waking, and it would mesh well with stronger color accents, teals and dark blues.

Half Sea Fog

Half Sea Fog by Behr

Source: Behr

Do you like teal but err more on the green side of things? If so, Half Sea Fog by Behr is perfect for calm mornings drinking tea, looking out your bedroom window at whatever it happens to be facing. With an almost steel quality, this color will gird you against the day but not in a jarring way; more like a comfortable rousing from rest that makes your brain zero-in on the day’s plans and helps you make a coherent morning routine.


Lacewing by Sherwin-Williams

Source: Sherwin-Williams

Continuing our focus on lighter green blends, Lacewing by Sherwin Williams focuses more on the white, which will make any light in your room more vibrant and give you energy for the day upon waking. Bright colors like these work well in a kitchen, living space or a bedroom, but in your bedroom it will truly shine.

Saybrook Sage

Saybrook Sage by Benjamin Moore

Source: Benjamin Moore

Evoking the spring rains that bring the first cuttings of bright green color from the ground, Saybrook Sage has an herbacious color you can almost smell. It’s earthy, it’s bright but it’s not overly powerful and it can be the perfect color for your bedroom. Check it out over on Benjamin Moore’s site.

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Wethersfield Moss

Whethersfield Moss by Benjamin Moore

Source: Benjamin Moore

A darker paint than any of these others so far, this particular color – while still brighter than most greens – is calming and comfortable. It’s the perfect color for someone who likes the bedroom to be a drowsy, sink-into-the-bed kind of place. It’s warm but not cloying and a perfect color to slowly wake up to on a lazy Sunday.

Supreme Green

Supreme Green by Sherwin-Williams

Source: Sherwin-Williams

While the name seems to be a better fit for a green that is more, well, green, this color is crisp and bright and does that very well. This is a perfect color for vivacious, productive mornings or ones where you’re violently awoken by children jumping up and down on your bed but you don’t mind because your room just looks so good.

Lazy Caterpillar

Lazy Caterpillar by Behr

Source: Behr

The name of this one is interesting, and it’s extremely on-brand for the color itself. This green is playful, with red tones and a soft hue. It would be perfect for a child’s bedroom as well as the primary bedroom, as it’s both charming and calming. Plus how fun would it be to tell visitors that your bedroom is painted “lazy caterpillar”? Just so fun.


Pistachio by Benjamin Moore

Source: Benjamin Moore

Beautiful, peaceful and fresh, pistachio is a color that vibes well with spring mornings, fighting back the rainy-day doldrums and hopping out of bed to find the perfect cup of coffee. It’s just warm enough to make you smile but crisp enough to put some determination behind that grin.

Light Green

Light Green by Benjamin Moore

Source: Benjamin Moore

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This one gets last place for name but it’s still a very solid color if you want a green with some yellow infusion. While it’s not as trendy as a moss or sage color, this one is a true-to-form green and will brighten up any room you paint with it. It would pair well with eggs and toast with tea on a Saturday morning, relaxing in your bed while you greet the daily refreshed and excited.

Chopped Dill

Chopped Dill by Behr

Source: Behr

Paint purveyors like herb names when applicable, and this one certainly is applicable. While some greens are more evocative of mints, this one goes for the muted-yet-sharp color of dill leaves, a rather proper color. If you like your sleeping space to be clean, sharp and hotel-esque, then this green is for you, helping you organize your day from the moment your head leaves the pillow.

Celtic Folklore

Celtic Folklore

Source: Benjamin Moore

Wet moss between your feet, the smell of soil and whispers of unseen spirits all went into the making of this color. I mean, not literally but it’s certainly spiritually on-brand in a Scottish forest, a crisp, zesty green that makes you think of fresh growth and energizing mornings. A bedroom painted with this color will help you feel alive in the morning, that’s for sure but it’s not overly stimulating so it shouldn’t make falling asleep difficult at all.


Ecological by Behr

Source: Behr

As we step towards darker greens and more introspective territory, Ecological is a color that paves the way in this direction. It’s inviting, warm and comforting, allowing you to sleep soundly and peacefully while still making your room pop with color. This is a crunchy green that would be complimented best by teals and gray-white dressings which invigorate without distracting you or keeping you up at night.

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Rockwall Vine

Rockwall Vine by Behr

Source: Behr

You could almost call this green “flirty”. It’s darker and a more natural green, a rich, plantlike color that makes your room feel alive and powerful. This is a good color for a person who meditates in their bedroom, who seeks harmony and balance from the moment they wake up or who just likes to relax without feeling assaulted by the sensation of the surrounding paint.


Arugula by Sherwin-Williams

Source: Sherwin-Williams

A darker green that is still fresh, Arugula stands out in a room without muting light and energy. It’s undertones are whites, so you won’t drown out the other colors in your room with which you coordinate this one, and this is pretty critical for a sleeping space. This is a more passionate color; not quite a red of course but still stirring emotions when you are surrounded by it.


Greenbelt by Sherwin-Williams

Source: Sherwin-Williams

When you think of the color green, this is for most people what I believe would come to mind. This is a perfect green, a standard “not too dark, not too bright” green that pops while it energizes and still keep the room feeling calm and cool. This is green distilled to its quintessence, ready for you to slather all over your bedroom walls.

Waller Green

Waller Green by Benjamin Moore

Source: Benjamin Moore

Imagine mixing a darker green with greys to capture the wisdom of an old growth forest; that’s the color that is offered here with Waller Green. Moss-covered ancient stones in a forest or the stillness of a deep, old lake are what this green evokes and with it comes a peace that is perfect for sleeping and relaxing, but not so dark as to make working in your bedroom unreasonable.

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Perennial Green

Perennial Green by Behr

Source: Behr

This green offers the energy of a steadfast pine forest, standing resolute against changing seasons or blustery wind. It’s a color that brings harmony to your bedroom while offering a feeling of purpose and direction to your mornings. It’s soft enough to not dazzle you from reflected light sources but bright enough that it won’t deaden the mood. This color would be perfectly complimented with some light whites or soft, light greens to give the impression of light, either in fabrics or in window dressings.

Black Locust

Black Locust by Behr

Source: Behr

A steely green, this color is perfect for no-nonsense bedrooms that are for sleeping and resting only. It’s got an almost clinical appeal which would mesh well with a minimalist style. The clean, sharp color is dark but not muted, and plays well with greys, blacks and teals, making it ideal for a more auspicious bedroom decorum.

Electric Lime

Electric Lime by Sherwin-Williams

Source: Sherwin-Williams

This is a color that won’t be for everyone, but if you like it, you’re going to love it. The energy and playfulness of this green is palpable, and you’ll wake up every morning with a smile on your face from the sheer audacity of the blend of colors here. While this would be great for a teen’s room, there’s no denying the vibrancy this color would provide to your primary suite can be measured in watts.

Antique Pewter

Antique Pewter by Benjamin Moore

Source: Benjamin Moore

Can a color have a refined palate? While that pun was unintentional, there’s nothing unintentional about Antique Pewter, a color that writes “sophistication” down on a scroll with a fountain pen in lieu of screaming it. This color is best complimented by silvers and teals to create a serene, composed bedroom.

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Shanghai Jade

Shanghai Jade by Behr

Source: Behr

A creamy almost-white swatch of green, Shanghai Jade offers opulence and brilliance without being overstated or obnoxious. It feels comforting but clean and sharp and really evokes its namesake stone, and would be perfect for a bedroom where you have abundant light that can play off the color.

Parrot Green

Parrot Green by Benjamin Moore

Source: Benjamin Moore

This green is on the verge of being loud but it stops perfectly short, creating a color that is harmonious while still being lively. It would be perfect for someone who lives to wake up early and be productive during the week, but likes to sleep in on the weekend until the soft morning light soaks the walls and comfortably draws them awake.

Fresh Dew

Fresh Dew by Behr

Source: Behr

A green for people who like white but want a splash of color, Fresh Dew offers a playful change from boring, flat white. White it retains the cleanliness and crispness of a white paint, Fresh Dew offers a depth and playfulness that is welcome in a bedroom and avoids the sterility of a mostly white color palette. This color is the perfect marriage of a soft, lighter shade of green and any other version of white.

 Tuscany Green

Tuscany Green by Benjamin Moore

Source: Benjamin Moore

Deep, rich and invigorating, Tuscany Green is the best of a warm green and complimenting splashes of complimentary, darker colors. This color is perfect for long talks in a bedroom with a new friend, reading a good book while you unwind and the kind of sleep you get when you have no responsibilities the next day. Dark and inviting and comfortable, Tuscany Green will make any primary bedroom stand out without being too much.

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Espalier by Sherwin-Williams

Source: Sherwin-Williams

The shade of green that green thinks is home, Espalier presents a dark shade without sacrificing any of the verdant nature you want in a green paint. Rather than a hard mix of blacks, greys or blues, this green defines the color itself, and it’s both balancing and energizing, perfect for whatever mood you’re in for sleeping and waking up.