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10 Colors That Go with Dark Green Bedroom Walls (Pro Picks)

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Dark green is currently a popular color for bedroom walls because it’s connected to nature and can invoke feelings of relaxation and help you to drift off to sleep.

However, because dark green is such a versatile color that can be paired with anything from pale pastels to rich jewel tones, it can be very easy to get lost in the options and make a mess of things by picking a secondary color that’s disconnected from the primary shade of green.

So what are the best colors that go with dark green bedroom walls?

The best colors that go with dark green bedroom walls are whites and pinks to add lift; beige to add balance; burnt sienna for an earthy feel; charcoal for sophistication; deep red and yellow for warmth; and forest green for calmness.

In the rest of this article, I have used my extensive knowledge as a professional interior designer to give you 10 colors that go well with dark green bedroom walls.

I’ve provided you with images that show you exactly how to use these color combinations in your dark green bedroom.

You’ll also find the hex values for each color underneath the images so that you can copy them into a color wheel tool to come up with your own palettes.

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10 Colors That Go with Dark Green Bedroom Walls

Here are 10 colors that you can try in your bedroom with dark green walls.

1: Pearl White with Rosewater Pink Accents – Adds Lift

Dark Green Bedroom With Pearl White and Rosewater Pink Accents
Dark Green Bedroom With Pearl White and Rosewater Pink Accents (#1: bialasiewicz – Envato)

Pearl White hex code: #FBFCF8

Rosewater Pink hex code:  #EDAEC0

With a dark green wall, you can keep the rest of the furniture a neutral color, like the pearl white in this example.

The presence of the white creates a balance against the darkness of the green and brightens up the room considerably to give it lift.

Pinks and greens are often found together in nature, with the palest of pink flowers sprouting among clusters of deep green leaves.

The two colors are opposite to each other on the color wheel, and complement each other well, each adding to the space what the other lacks.

Accent pieces can be in lighter and darker tints of the same color, like the gradient of pink cushions in this example.

I like to incorporate some patterns into a space, especially when the dominant color is white.

Here you can see a dotted black and white pattern repeated in everything, from the bedsheets to the furniture to the wall art.

How to Copy This Design:

Try to select your paint color and pink fabric at the same time, so you can be sure to find a combination that works well together.

Use décor items in light colors, such as white and pink.

These will stand out against the darker walls, and draw visual focus around the space.

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2: White and Beige – Brightens the Room and Adds Balance

Dark Green Bedroom With White and Beige
Dark Green Bedroom With White and Beige (#2: bialasiewicz – Envato)

Beige hex code: #C2B280

An absolutely timeless pairing with dark green is that of a palette of neutrals, ranging from white to beige to gray.

A neutral color like beige provides a canvas on which your chosen color can shine.

Paired with darker colors, it can brighten up the room and provide some visual balance.

The presence of neutrals in a space gives it a sense of balance and calmness.

I like to take advantage of neutral accents to capitalize on the presence of color in the room.

In this example, this has been achieved by including numerous indoor plants of varying sizes, complementing the color of the walls.

I recommend using wicker accents when opting for neutrals.

They add a touch of texture and can create an element of interest in the space.

In this example, you can see the texture in the suspended ceiling lamp, the pouf on the floor, and the throw on the bed.

How to Copy This Design:

Choose your beige color based on the polish of the wooden furniture in your room.

Something like pine wood will be brighter, while ash wood will be more subdued.

Make sure the colors are similar so that the entire look comes together as a whole.

Go for light and breezy fabrics in cream or off-white for your curtains.

The natural light will flood into your space and make it look spacious.

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3: Burnt Sienna – Fresh and Earthy

Dark Green Bedroom With Burnt Sienna
Dark Green Bedroom With Burnt Sienna (#3: bialasiewicz – Envato)

Burnt Sienna hex code: #E97451

Burnt Sienna is a shade of brown with reddish undertones.

The brown lends it a feeling of stability and warmth, while the red gives it an air of liveliness and vitality.

The addition of this color to your room gives it a burst of energy.

A combination of dark green and burnt sienna creates an atmosphere that feels fresh and earthy.

Both are colors connected to nature, one found in the trees, the other in the earth.

For such a warm palette of colors, I would recommend using similar warm colors to adhere to the vitality of the space.

For example, here you can see a burst of orange in the cushions, and a touch of gold in the floor lamp.

You can keep the rest of the accents in the room simple and neutral.

The colors themselves are so powerful, you don’t want to add more domineering elements which will compete for visual focus.

How to Copy This Design:

When selecting your color for the walls, try to pick out your fabric at the same time, so you can see how the colors look with each other.

You can choose furniture that looks simple and lightweight.

In this example, nearly all the furniture is wrought iron, with some finishing elements in a light color of wood.

Bulky furniture would weigh the space down and make it look too congested.

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4: Charcoal and White – Contemporary and Classy

Dark Green Bedroom With Charcoal and White
Dark Green Bedroom With Charcoal and White (#4: bialasiewicz – Envato)

Charcoal hex code: #4B4848

A monochrome palette ranging from charcoal to white can uplift the green in your room, and make it stand out as a bold focal element.

Charcoal gray presents an air of sophistication and elegance.

Paired with grays and white, it will make your interior look contemporary and classy.

Color psychology teaches us that charcoal is a color associated with strength and mystery, and the tranquility of the green will be a good balance for that.

You can maintain the consistency of colors by placing black and white elements in front of the green wall, and green elements in front of the white wall.

It will prevent the appearance of color blocking in the room.

I would recommend adding indoor plants to your room, to complement the green of the wall, and to diffuse the presence of green around the space.

You can use indoor plants of varying types and sizes, but if indoor plants are not a viable option, go for artificial plants.

How to Copy This Design:

Layer pillows and cushions on your bed to create a gradient of grays.

This will soften the presence of the charcoal accents in the room.

To keep it from looking too dull, add something green, like a pair of cushions or a duvet, in the same color as the green wall.

Keep the look contemporary by using lightweight furniture with straight lines and sharp edges.

You can use some interesting lighting features, like the Edison bulbs used in this example.

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5: Deep Red and Yellow Patterns – Warm and Sheltered

Dark Green Bedroom With Deep Red and Yellow Patterns
Dark Green Bedroom With Deep Red and Yellow Patterns (#5: Hans Isaacson – Unsplash)

Deep Red hex code: #961316

Deep and rich colors like red and yellow, will work with your green walls to create an atmosphere that appears warm and sheltered, like a sanctuary.

Using this shade of red paired with yellow, you can look for patterns that will double down on the sheltered vibe of the room.

In the example, you will notice a checkered pattern on the comforter and the cushions, a dense floral pattern on the curtains, and a geometric pattern on the floor carpet.

When working with so many rich colors and patterns, make sure to account for some visual break for the eyes.

Here this has been done by keeping the ceiling a plain, untextured white, and keeping the bedsheet and pillows a bare white, as well.

I recommend this for rooms that don’t receive a lot of natural light.

Instead, you can use light strategically to call attention to certain spots in the rooms.

How to Copy This Design:

Choose your colors together, instead of choosing each one in isolation.

In this way, you’ll get a better idea of what palette works well together.

Among all these deep colors, introduce some gold accents to add slivers of brightness to the space.

They will reflect the light in the space, and add a touch of sophistication to your interior.

When selecting your wall art, no matter your choice, remember to account for some negative space, too.

You can do this by opting for pieces with a white background, or by framing them with a white border.

This will make your art stand out against the green wall.

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6: Salmon Pink – Harmonious Vitality

Dark Green Bedroom With Salmon Pink
Dark Green Bedroom With Salmon Pink (#6: bialasiewicz – Envato)

Salmon Pink hex code: #FFA384

Salmon pink is a vibrant color; a mixture of pink and orange.

It represents vitality and health, and is thought to be a signal of hope.

These associations make it a perfect color to incorporate into your bedroom space.

Greens and pinks are situated opposite to each other on the color wheel, which makes them good complements for each other.

The warm undertones in pink are balanced by the cool undertones in green, to create a harmony of color in your space.

I like to recommend that a soft color like salmon be used in fabrics.

In this example, you can see salmon in a range of shades and textures.

Multiple shades of the same color can create some variety, and prevent the appearance of monotony.

You can do the same with green, by choosing curtains that are a darker shade of green in a heavy fabric like velvet.

A gradient of colors will direct visual focus across the room, and keep the gaze from becoming static.

A neutral color like gray can serve as a neutralizing element between the greens and pinks.

It adds a touch of balance and stability to the space.

How to Copy This Design:

Select your green paint color and your salmon pink fabric color simultaneously.

This way, you’ll end up with shades of both colors that are complementary.

Add some interest to your green wall by incorporating wall moldings in the same color.

This way, you can create a point of focus for anything you might want to display, like furniture or art.

You can include hints of pink in some accent elements like lamps or bedside tables.

They will contrast against the green walls, and counteract their darkness to bring balance to the space.

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7: Warm Nude – Balance and Stability

Dark Green Bedroom With Warm Nude
Dark Green Bedroom With Warm Nude (#7: twenty20photos – Envato)

Warm nude hex code: #BE7535

A color like warm nude is a true neutral.

Neutral colors bring balance and stability to a space.

They allow for feelings of relaxation and calmness, and a warmer shade of nude brings a sense of peace.

Nude colors allow any color placed against them to shine as the point of visual focus in a space.

You can accentuate this by using other neutrals like gray in your textiles.

When using a neutral color like warm nude throughout your room, you can use different textures to create an air of interest and prevent the room from looking too flat.

Here you can see the use of wicker in the bedframe, the wall art, and the bedside lamp.

The variation in weave technique and spacing makes each element look unique.

I like to incorporate plants into the room décor, especially when using a palette so heavily inspired by colors found in nature.

You can use indoor plants, or you can use dried arrangements like the pampa grass placed on the bedside table in this example.

How to Copy This Design:

This kind of combination would work best with a green that is slightly on the yellow side, rather than something with tones of blue.

You may want to swatch a few shades to see what you prefer most.

Try to avoid the use of other competing colors in your space.

Instead use neutrals like beige, gray, or white, wherever needed.

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8: Deep Pink with Gold Accents – Playful and Opulent

Dark Green Bedroom With Deep Pink with Gold Accents
Dark Green Bedroom With Deep Pink with Gold Accents (#8: Katherine Hanlon – Unsplash)

Deep Pink hex code: #D40032

A color like deep pink is associated with feelings of hope.

It adds a touch of feminine charm to a place, and it symbolizes youth and playfulness.

Pink and green are opposite to each other on the color wheel, and complement each other well, creating a balance of cool and warm colors in a space.

Deep tones of both create a space that appears sheltered and cozy.

To add a touch of opulence, you can utilize gold accents.

In the example above, you can see this choice in the ceiling chandelier and the decorative wall mirror.

The gold will be highlighted because of how it catches the light in such a darkened space.

I recommend using color blocking to add a break between the two darker colors.

In this example, this has been done by using wall paneling in white moldings.

This will add a brighter element to an otherwise darkened space.

For your furniture upholstery and curtain fabrics, you can use a combination of deep pink colors in rich fabrics like velvet and suede, and floral prints on a white base.

How to Copy This Design:

Pick your main colors together when selecting your green paint and pink carpet/fabric.

You’ll get a better idea of which work together.

You may want to swatch a shade or two on your wall to make sure you get it just right.

Rich colors like these look great in a style that is more classic than contemporary.

This is a great opportunity to go looking for fancy furniture, or you could even reupholster and refurbish some used furniture.

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9: Forest Green – Calm and Tranquil

Dark Green Bedroom With Forrest Green
Dark Green Bedroom With Forrest Green (#9: bialasiewicz – Envato)

Forest Green hex code: #1A4314

By itself, green is a color most closely associated with nature.

It promotes a sense of calmness and tranquility, and it relaxes the eyes, creating the ideal environment for a bedroom; a tranquil space for you to retire to at the end of the day.

To build upon these calming properties, you can do your interior in a monotone green palette, using a variety of dark and light shades across different areas, to add depth and character, while keeping the cool space very elegant.

To complement your monotone palette of greens, you can introduce a monochrome palette ranging from blacks to grays to white.

You can use these colors to add some variation and to create a distinction between spaces.

I like to play with texture when working with a palette of monotones.

You can do this by using a variety of fabrics: for example, a combination of sheer and heavy curtains, or a combination of plain or plush cushions.

You can also do this by adding moldings to your green wall.

How to Copy This Design:

When selecting your various items in green, make sure they’re all similar to each other.

You don’t want to end up with greens that swing wildly between blue and red undertones, for instance.

Use accents and décor pieces in black and white.

For example, you can use a black and white print in a black frame, or an indoor plant in a white pot, as shown above.

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10: Primary Colors – Emotive and Vibrant

Dark Green Bedroom With Primary Colors
Dark Green Bedroom With Primary Colors (#10: Johnstocker – Envato)

Red hex code:  #FF0000

Cyan hex code: #00FFFF

Yellow hex code: #FFFF00

In color psychology, red, blue, yellow, and green are considered to be the primary colors.

You can create a color palette to use all four in your interior.

Combined, they represent the body, emotion, mind, and the interdependence of these three with each other.

In this palette, green will remain the dominant color, as it will cover the most amount of space in the room.

The rest of the colors can be used around the room in various accent elements, like ceiling lights, cushions, and decorative pieces.

When using so many colors in a limited space like a bedroom, I like to keep the furniture in a neutral tone, such as a pale pine wood or something with a black finish.

You can choose what you prefer according to your taste and budget.

The multicolored elements add a touch of vitality to the space, making it appear bright and joyful.

Using these colors sparingly, this idea can be used to create areas of interest around the room with the concentrated use of color.

How to Copy This Design:

For the three accent colors, make sure they’re all the same kind of color tone.

You don’t want any one color to be either too pale, thus creating dullness, or too bright, thus overshadowing the others.

They should all work in harmony with each other.

Reinforce the dominance of the green by placing some large indoor plants in your room.

You can choose a range of varieties and colors and shapes.

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Conclusion: Make It Personal

There is so much you can do with green as your base, and if you’ve already decided to experiment with a bold green interior, don’t shy away from trying out new and different combinations.

No matter what color palette you choose to apply to your space, make sure to customize it to your personal taste.

Add character to your space by including items of personal significance – anything that has character and history attached to it – and watch how your space comes alive with personality!

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Image Attribution and Licensing

Main image: ‘Beautiful bedroom interior with green design, copy space on empty wall’ by KatarzynaBialasiewicz (Getty Images) – used with permission under the terms of Canva’s One Design Use License Agreement.

Image #1: ‘Pink and green bedroom interior’ by bialasiewicz (Licensed via Envato Elements)

Image #2: ‘Poster in green bedroom interior’ by bialasiewicz (Licensed via Envato Elements)

Image #3: ‘Fox head on vertical poster in emerald green teenager bedroom’ by bialasiewicz (Licensed via Envato Elements)

Image #4: ‘Cozy bed with pillows and blankets in emerald and grey colors’ by bialasiewicz (Licensed via Envato Elements)

Image #5: Untitled by Hans Isaacson (Licensed via Unsplash)

Image #6: ‘Pastel pink and emerald bedding on comfortable king size bed’ by bialasiewicz (Licensed via Envato Elements)

Image #7: ‘Bedroom décor’ by twenty20photos (Licensed via Envato Elements)

Image #8: Untitled by Katherine Hanlon (Licensed via Unsplash)

Image #9: ‘Dark green trendy interior design in fashionable apartment’ by bialasiewicz (Licensed via Envato Elements)

Image #10: ‘3D Modern interior of bedroom with mockup photo frame’ by Johnstocker (Licensed via Envato Elements)

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