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Harmony in Green: 21 Ideas for Perfect Interior Color Combinations

February 07, 2024 17 min. read
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To begin your interior design transformation journey, consider the versatile appeal of the color green. Soothing, refreshing, luxurious – green can be different depending on its hue. Whatever ambiance you want to bring into your beloved home, you are sure to achieve it with the right choice of green. It's a versatile, nature-inspired color that easily befriends almost any other shade, creating stunning combinations that are pleasing to the eye. Here, you'll find 21 color combos with green, offering a unique charm to complement any interior setting. Take your time to find the perfect one for your space!

Why Your Choice of Colors to Pair with Green Matters

It's fascinating how much impact green can have on a room's style, mood, and overall aesthetic when paired with different colors. Depending on the combination you choose, the entire space can take on a whole new character. Some choices contribute to a calming, serene atmosphere, while others create an energetic, lively feel. To find out which colors go best with green in a way that will benefit your interior and align with your preferences, make sure to go through this list. And remember: it's not always about the right color, but rather the right shade!

1. Classic White 

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Timeless combinations of green and white will bring simplicity and effortless elegance to your living space. No matter what shade of green you choose, it is sure to work well with white. While white is often used as a base color, you can take a creative approach and use it as an accent color against a green backdrop. In a green setting, white furniture, decorative pieces, and textiles look particularly enchanting. If opting for white seating units seems a bit risky, consider using furniture slipcovers. They can give your sofa and armchairs the desired look while preserving the original upholstery.

2. Dramatic Black 

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We understand why many hesitate to use the contrast of green and black since it may end up looking dirty and gloomy. However, with the right approach, such a bold decision can lead to a luxurious and glamorous result. Think of emerald green, bringing it through wallpapers, area rugs, and furniture upholstery. Introduce intriguing touches of matte black with wood and metal pieces, as well as light fixtures and decor. To infuse sophistication, opt for curved and rounded furniture while combining vintage pieces with modern ones.

3. Lovely Pink

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As beautiful and organic as flowers in a meadow, the pink color complements green naturally. It's a harmonious combination often associated with the freshness of spring. Both pale and vibrant pinks look fantastic in tandem with greens, be it sage, olive, emerald green, or teal. Using pink and green as the main colors has gained popularity in recent years, but if you're not ready for such a burst of vibrancy, incorporating smart accents could be the perfect solution. For instance, you could consider using green sofa covers and pink pillows, while sticking to a more neutral color scheme.

4. Cheerful Yellow

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For those who want to infuse vibrancy, warmth, and a joyful atmosphere into their living spaces, there's no need to look further than the yellow and green duo! This combination is an excellent choice for sunny kitchens and dining areas, as yellow will reflect light and make it bounce throughout the room. Such a bold color combo will stimulate the appetite and lighten the mood, which is a significant bonus for people who tend to get upset easily. But the best part is that yellow and green will effortlessly enhance your interior, especially with terrazzo accents.

5. Complementary Red

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Why wait until Christmas to adorn your sweet home with the delightful hues of red and green? There's no need to delay – it's time to introduce them to your lovely home! Together, they create a bold contrast, resulting in a striking color scheme. As green's complementary color, red is ideal for eye-catching accents. If you've been wondering which colors go with green walls, you should definitely try out different shades of red, such as cherry red, maroon, burgundy, and more. Just weave them into your interior through decorative pieces and furniture units or slipcovers, like sectional couch covers, if the upholstery is in another color. 

6. Soothing Blue

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While some may see the blue and green combination as a bit childish and choose to avoid it, many designers have discovered it to be a hidden gem, offering plenty of opportunities for experimentation. Not only does blue accompany green in real-life scenes, like a clear blue sky above lush greenery, but it also sits right next to it on the color wheel. So, it's no wonder that blue color goes well with green, creating a serene yet invigorating atmosphere in living spaces. Light and vibrant shades of both blues and greens work magic especially in areas like kitchens and reading nooks, promoting total relaxation and peace.

7. Earthy Brown

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What colors pair with green, if not brown? They naturally go well together, evoking a harmonious and grounded ambiance. Brown and green are must-haves for nature-inspired interiors, forming the basis of an earthy color palette. Various shades work amazingly together, such as coffee brown and lime, moss green and caramel brown, olive green and taupe, and others. Consider balancing them instead of choosing one as the main and the other as an accent color. This balance can be achieved through combinations such as green walls and brown flooring or wooden furniture complemented by green chair covers.

8. Energetic Orange

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The combination of green and orange is often used in nurseries to create a warm and cheerful atmosphere. However, in other settings, it may be considered too garish and overwhelming. To avoid this, try pairing muted shades of orange with darker shades of green to create a more sophisticated and luxurious color scheme. For example, you could combine coral shade with sage green, burnt orange with olive, or tangerine orange with teal green – the variations are endless. Orange is one of those colors that accent green, creating a bold and lively contrast that can't help but catch the eye.

9. Cloudy Grey

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If you're a green lover and want it to take the spotlight without any color stealing its thunder, consider pairing it with grey. Pale grey is a popular choice for kitchens, commonly found in backsplashes and countertops, while light green gracefully makes its mark on cabinetry, often with a touch of warm wood. But don't limit yourself only to dining areas. If you've been looking for colors to go with a grey sofa in your living room, emerald or lime green are sure to add a contemporary, high-contrast look, so you should certainly include them in your list.

10. Mysterious Purple

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When considering colors that go with green, purple may not be the first color that comes to your mind. Yet, together they create a unique and striking combination that undoubtedly stands out among others. Think of rich, deep purples like plum or eggplant and teal or turquoise shades of green, which are real finds for bohemian and eclectic spaces. Such a vibrant duo will breathe personality into your interior, giving it a look that is hard to forget. However, make sure to add touches of soft pastels and light neutrals to soften the intensity.

11. Rustic Terracotta

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Over the past several years, terracotta color has become a popular trend in interior design, especially in combination with sage green. The rich warmth of the terracotta's reddish-brown tone beautifully balances the cool, soothing hue of sage green, creating a harmonious and stylish look. And it's not just sage green – terracotta effortlessly pairs with shades like olive, forest, and pea-green, bringing a natural, earthy feel. This palette is an easy way to create a sense of connection with nature in the comfort of your own home.

12. Soft Peach

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All shades of green work fabulously with peach – there's no doubt about it. It's particularly appealing when paired with shades like turquoise, emerald, and forest green, as they create a refreshing and uplifting ambiance when matched together. They're suitable for any type of room, but it's important to include some deeper colors, such as charcoal grey, eggplant purple, or dark plum, as well as warm-toned finishes like copper or brass. This will make the room feel more dynamic and less associated with children's rooms.

13. Warm Mustard

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Green is often accompanied by a sun-kissed mustard yellow, whether it's the transition from summer to fall, when leaves gradually change their color, or the vibrant hues of lemons nestled in lush foliage. Given that both colors are commonly found in nature, it's no surprise that they complement each other so well. When chosen in a deep shade, green can create a dramatic yet subdued backdrop, allowing mustard-colored furniture to shine on its own, serving as a focal point that draws attention. Such a vibrant and energetic tandem certainly deserves its place among the top picks.

14. Lively Coral

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Joyful, playful, and romantic coral is light green's complementary color. Their ethereal beauty when paired together is truly captivating, making it unexpectedly delightful to discover this mesmerizing combination in nature – particularly among various types of succulents. Coral and different shades of green effortlessly harmonize with each other, whether creating a subtle backdrop or making bold statements through furniture and decor. Be it a bedroom, living room, or dining nook, this delightful pairing makes the whole space feel charming, inviting, and simply adorable.

15. Delicate Lavender

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Since purple and green have blue in their base, their shades naturally complement each other, making them ideal for mixing and matching in interiors. Special attention deserves the combination of lavender and light greens, such as sage, mint, or pale lime. These soft and calming duos are perfect for bedrooms, living rooms, and other resting areas, where they promote peace and relaxation. Lavender and light green work wonderfully both in traditional and modern settings, so they are sure to suit any design aesthetic you fancy.

16. Deep Navy Blue 

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Not too long ago, there was a belief that pairing colors that are neighbors on the color wheel wasn't a good idea. However, nature seems to prove otherwise – just take a glance at the breathtaking beauty of lakes surrounded by forests! Green and blue look truly mesmerizing and somehow dreamy together, establishing a natural feel and connection with the outdoors that you can create in the comfort of your own home. Yet, it's still advisable to balance darker blues with lighter greens (or vice versa), such as the timeless and captivating duo of navy blue and sage green.

17. Creamy Neutral 

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In case you don’t fancy more than one catchy color in the scheme of the room, consider pairing green with neutrals like whites and beiges. Cream, ivory, taupe, and off-white won’t steal attention from green, even when used as a base color. Such a simple yet beautiful combo creates an open and airy feel that especially benefits small and cramped spaces, but make sure neutrals prevail in your interior. Green can be sprinkled throughout the space with furniture units, throw pillows, rugs, plants, and decorative elements.

18. Layered Green

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What colors go with green better than green itself? If you don't want to introduce contrasting colors, taking a monochromatic approach is a solution for sure. To avoid the living space looking plain and lacking volume, try layering different shades and tones of green. Make sure to incorporate various textures through textiles, decor, and greenery, adding dimension to the room. Another hack to infuse depth is by playing with layered lighting, which is a great way to bring character and flair to the space.

19. Luxurious Gold

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It's more than possible to create a regal, opulent, and elegant living space using green – just complement it with hints of gold! Picture a deep emerald or any other dark green backdrop with subtle pops of gleaming gold. This combination looks especially majestic in a vintage setting with retro gold light fixtures, frames, gilded mirrors, and gold trim on furniture. When working with gold elements, it's important not to go overboard. Otherwise, you risk making the interior look outdated and overloaded. Moderation is always the key.

20. Chic Silver

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Metallic undertones work perfectly with greens, and silver is no exception. Together, they create a wonderful duo, contributing to the room's visual appeal and making it stand out from the rest. It can be silver accents on walls, such as picture frames and light fixtures, or even bold wallpapers with striking silver patterns that add a chic yet whimsical touch to the space. While silver may not serve as the primary color, it undoubtedly complements green, enhancing the overall aesthetic with a touch of style and sophistication.

21. Shiny Copper

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Copper is an excellent choice for those who want to bring a trendy and shiny touch to their space while balancing cool color schemes with warm undertones. It looks amazing in green interiors, especially in luxurious turquoise and emerald settings. Consider incorporating a copper backsplash in the kitchen, opting for copper bath finishes and fixtures for the bathroom, and adorning the living room or bedroom with dark green wallpapers featuring copper patterns. Accents of copper add a sense of elegance and opulence without appearing too flashy.

All colors match with green, as long as you find the right shade. Just as not all complementary tones go well with each other, not all color combinations that are considered 'no-go' according to color theory look as bad together as we're convinced they do. As for green, it's a universal choice that complements any style and setting, whether it's rustic, traditional, or modern. Shades of green offer countless possibilities for color combinations in your interior design palette – some of them you've seen today in this list. We hope you've fallen in love with these pairings just as we have, and that you find the one that truly appeals to you, making you say, "This is it!"

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