11 Stunning Dark Green Bedroom Accent Wall Ideas

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Dark green can be a very calming color that works well in a bedroom when used properly.

However, incorrectly using dark green for your bedroom accent wall can make the room feel heavy and the wall can look overpowering.

So what’s the best way to use dark green in your bedroom accent wall?

The best way to use dark green for an accent wall in your bedroom is to break up the monotony with a gradient or accent colors; mute the green to create luxury; use the green as a backdrop to emphasize accessories; and/or incorporate wood tones for a zen feel.

The rest of this article expands upon these ideas to give you 11 ways that you can use a dark green accent wall in your bedroom effectively.

I have provided images and a description so that you can recreate each look.

You can also adapt elements from each design if that works for you.

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11 Dark Green Bedroom Accent Wall Ideas

Here are 11 dark green accent wall ideas that you can use for inspiration when designing your bedroom:

1: Use a Gradient to Uplift the Senses

Green Bedroom Accent Wall With Gradient
Dark Green Bedroom Accent Wall With Gradient (#1: bialasiewicz – Envato)

This image demonstrates how a dark green gradient wall can provide character to a space.

The random use of different shades diffuses glare and hides surface imperfections.

This method works well in spacious bedrooms that have otherwise plain colors on all sides.

Furthermore, it works very well if you have furniture pieces in neutral shades.

In this particular bedroom, the wall’s dreamy, water-color effect decorates the space without the help of extraneous design elements.

How to Copy This Look:

Since paint is generally the easiest way of making striking changes to a space, you will want to prime your bedroom for painting.

Choose a wall to give texture to preferably one that won’t be obscured by tall furniture.

For this task, you will need several paintbrushes of various sizes, a paint roller, paint trays, and small quantities of varying shades of dark green paint.

Move all furniture away from the wall, and make sure you have enough space to work.

Next, place some newspaper on the floor, and clean the wall’s surface.

To begin, use the lightest shade of paint, and apply it to the wall using random strokes.

Do the same with the other shades, but wait for the previous coat to dry slightly between applications.

If you are not satisfied with how your wall turned out, you can always switch colors until you get the gradient or texture that you desire.

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2: Slightly Mute the Green for a Luxurious Feel

Muted Green Bedroom Accent Wall
Muted Green Bedroom Accent Wall (#2: bialasiewicz – Envato)

This image shows a muted, dark green wall that brings elegance to the bedroom space.

Unlike eye-catching, bright, and vivid greens, this muted version of dark green is subtly beautiful, and it combines style with utility and comfort.

This bedroom maintains a trendy vibe while implementing pleasure and ease into daily living.

Since vivid colors attract a lot of attention, filling up a bedroom with them can create a jarring sight.

With a muted dark green background, bright and vivid design elements will take the foreground, and everything will be more pleasing to the eyes.

How to Copy This Look:

Dark green accent walls come in various forms, including paint, wallpaper, wall cladding architectural panels, stucco, and many more.

For some of these options, you will have to depend on the availability of muted dark green shades from your supplier.

However, choices like paint and stucco give you the freedom to create your mix from scratch.

Muting colors means reducing their saturation or chroma until they look grayed or dull.

Based on my professional experience, you can do this by adding white, gray, black, or a complementary color into the mix.

Remember that while adding white desaturates a color, it also turns your mix into a lighter shade.

Since we would like dark green as our base, you should rather add black, gray, burnt sienna, raw umber, maroon, or dark red to your green.

However, always be careful when adding color to mute the green.

Use the muting color sparingly, so you won’t end up changing the color entirely.

Here are 10 colors that go with dark green bedroom walls.

3: Use the Green to Make Your Trinkets Pop

Green Bedroom With Trinkets
Green Bedroom With Trinkets (#3: twenty20photos – Envato)

In the image above, a red, wooden rocking horse toy takes the spotlight.

The single dark green color tone of the wall and surrounding furniture work as an excellent backdrop to make the toy the center of attention.

While the dark green background frames the setting, inclusions with earthy tones create a wonderful mix of harmonious objects.

A dark green accent wall is an excellent approach if you have some items you want to draw attention to, display, or show off.

This method is especially effective for brilliantly shining and metallic objects, such as items with brass, gold, silver, and precious gems in them.

How to Copy This Look:

To create a dark green backdrop that draws attention to objects, use a consistent dark green shade on your chosen wall.

You can either use paint, plain wallpaper, or any minimalistic dark green wall treatment.

While the wall accentuates the space, it creates borders that enclose objects in a frame.

Choose a display item that can work both as a conversation piece, and an object of interest, particularly for everyday users of the space.

For small objects, mount them on a pedestal or furniture piece – choose one that does not have similar finishes to the object on display.

Otherwise, the furniture or pedestal will compete with the display object for attention, and diminish its display value.

You can put several things on display at once, as long as they do not crowd the wall space.

Overcrowding the wall with display items will reduce the dark green color’s effectiveness as a backdrop.

Check out these 10 dark accent wall ideas for your bedroom.

4: Pair Green With Wood Tones For a Zen Feel

Green Bedroom With Wooden Tones
Green Bedroom Accent Wall With Wooden Tones (#4: photocreo – Envato)

This picture shows wooden elements set against a dark green accent wall, demonstrating how you can bring nature into bedroom interiors.

The natural wood draws attention and functions as a secondary accent within an already accented dark green wall.

Zen philosophy occupies the space with the incorporation of similarly colored lighting fixtures, freshly cut yellow tulips, little clutter and décor, and a large mirror.

Additionally, the beige wall abutting the large window along the dark green wall offers simplicity, austerity, and stillness.

Asymmetry and imperfection also increase the bedroom’s Zen characteristic, with the use of different-sized, built-in wooden furniture.

As a result, the bedroom looks relaxing, visually balanced, contemplative, and appealing.

How to Copy This Look:

Imagine the same space in the picture above without the tulips, pendant lamp, circular mirror, and desk lamp, so that it looks like a blank canvas.

You can add any interior design element, and the built-in wooden furniture will still stand out.

As long as wooden elements do not overcrowd the wall space, you draw attention to them when you position them against a dark green wall.

Any shade or type of wood will do, but you might want to choose lighter shades with natural grains, for a better visual appeal.

Furthermore, if you want the dark green wall to direct attention towards any particular wood elements, keep the dark green shade consistent, and avoid using textures.

A textured or multiple-shaded dark green wall paired with wood-grained elements can make for an unsightly space.

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5: Add Mustard Yellow to Complement the Area

Green Bedroom With Mustard Yellow Accents
Green Bedroom With Mustard Yellow Accents (#5: bialasiewicz – Envato)

In this image, vivid, mustard yellow accents brighten up the room, soften the bedroom interior, and balance the vastness of the green wall.

Since the vivid colors belong to soft and curved materials, the large green accent wall does not flood the space.

Additionally, yellow objects reflect light, enhancing the colors in the space.

This bedroom also uses darker shades of green on several soft objects, including some pillows and a blanket.

Since dark green can darken up a space, yellow items can be soothing to the eyes in this case, and they provide an undramatic, playful aesthetic.

While the accent wall has a stark green appearance, the play with dark green on soft objects draws your sight toward the yellow tones.

How to Copy This Look:

Aside from using wood and metallic elements against a dark green accent wall, you can also focus on vivid natural colors, including yellow.

If you plan to put up a simple, dark green wall, you can incorporate patterned or textured yellow objects to add more detail.

On the other hand, this method works fine, even with textured or stenciled dark green accent walls, assuming the complementary items have a plain design.

Another way to accomplish this is by adding minute, bright yellow elements over the dark green wall.

You can achieve this with yellow on dark green paint, partial wallpaper on plain colored walls, or functional, mountable fixtures on a dark green finish.

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6: Choose a Wall to Set a Focal Point

Green Bedroom Accent Wall With Focal Point
Green Bedroom Accent Wall With Focal Point (#6: archideaphoto – Envato)

Symmetric window and furniture placements in this particular image effectively draw your eye towards a central focal point.

The false beams on the ceiling direct your attention to the wall, and the green color of the wall frames the entire bedroom.

This particular arrangement sets the focal point on either the bed or the wall clock.

In addition, the pairing of nightstands, wall lamps, and potted plants on either side enforces this focal point.

How to Copy This Look:

By definition, a focal point in interior design refers to a specific area of a space that immediately draws your attention as you enter the room.

In a bedroom, the bed is always the focal point.

If your bed sits against a wall that doesn’t necessarily catch your eyes as you enter the room, you can give it emphasis by giving the wall a dark green makeover.

It doesn’t matter which wall you choose for your bed, or what treatment you use, as long as you let the bed have all the attention.

For example, you can have herringbone slats on your dark green accent wall, and make them point towards your bed in a single, repetitive direction.

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7: Play with Light to Change the Mood

Green Bedroom Accent Wall With Lighting
Green Bedroom Accent Wall With Lighting (#7: Vladdeep – Envato)

This picture shows how a space can play with various light sources to alter the mood.

Shadows and reflections give the plain accent wall color more character, and they amplify the textured backdrop that also makes the bed a focal point.

While natural light flows from the windows opposite, pendant lamps and LED strips create tones that illuminate the accent wall.

While the previously mentioned method focuses on letting large amounts of natural light in, this technique takes advantage of both natural and artificial light sources.

How to Copy This Look:

The easiest way to replicate this design is by adding desk lamps on the nightstands abutting your dark green accent wall.

Good electrical layout and design ensures that your bed has convenience outlets on either side, which means you can add replacement lamps at any time.

All you have to do is choose dark green paint to change the color of your wall.

After the paint has dried, return your furniture to where it was before, and add an electrical light source of your choice.

If you don’t want a desk lamp, you can also use floor lamps to light up the space.

However, if you decide you’d like to install new wall lamps or pendant lamps, you will have to route switches and power supply sources.

Routing the wires is simple, but you will have to open up your walls and ceilings, and you will need to cover them up again.

For built-in rewiring, you will need more funds and time to complete all the necessary tasks.

Also, don’t forget how you can play with light by blending natural and artificial light sources together.

Before installing anything in a permanent spot, check how the lights will look, both in the daytime and at night.

You should also prepare swatches of your chosen dark green color shade, and see how the light reflects against it or changes its appearance.

Have a look at these 22 LED lighting designs for your bedroom.

8: Create an Offset for a Balanced Aesthetic

Dark Green Bedroom Accent Wall With White Headboard
Dark Green Bedroom Accent Wall With White Headboard (#8: bialasiewicz – Envato)

In the picture above, the bedroom has a plain, dark green accent wall behind the bed.

The designer assembles the room with an offset, by installing a white, polka-dotted headboard console.

Without the console, the plain, dark green wall is what it is – plain and boring.

However, with the console, the dark green backdrop frames the entire space and gives it a more balanced aesthetic.

The wall space does not look flat, and the console works like a pedestal that makes the bed the center of attention.

How to Copy This Look:

An offset works better if it has a shade or color that is entirely different, balancing, or complementary.

If you look at the color wheel, choose white, or colors up to 60 degrees on either side of dark green, to create the offset.

This set includes yellow-greens, yellows, blue-greens, and blues.

If you want a plain, non-functional headboard surface, such as the one in the image, add patterns to create a better offset.

Using polka dots is one way, but you can also use straight lines, curves, or geometric shapes to make an excellent counterbalance.

On another note, you might think that the console in the image above is not functional enough, with only its top working as a shelf.

Instead of using a flat headboard protruding from the accent wall, you can choose a console with multiple shelves to hold more objects.

This way, you won’t need to add patterns or random prints to make the offset pop out.

See the best headboards to buy here.

9: Use Nature Patterns for a Calming Ambience

(#9: bialasiewicz – Envato)

The picture above shows how you can use stenciled, dark green plant artwork for a different calming effect.

It presents a brightly-lit bedroom with dark-green pastel accents on white – like the bed’s background.

While plain green walls already have a calming effect because of their color, the brightness of this space brings a sense of sanctuary.

The combination of plant art and white creates a refreshing environment, perfectly suitable for a bedroom.

How to Copy This Look:

For this method, you will need white paint, at least two shades of dark green spray paints, and one roller.

You will also need cardboard or stencil paper, newspapers or plastic sheets, a damp cleaning cloth, and masking tape.

Start by moving all furniture away from the painting area and lining the floor with newspaper or plastic sheets.

Secure the floor protection with masking tape, especially along the edge where the wall meets the floor.

Next, clean the surface with a damp cloth, and wait for it to dry.

After the preparations, prime the accent wall with semi-gloss white paint.

While you are waiting for the primer to dry, draw or print your natural patterns on cardboard or stencil paper.

Cut out the inner portion along the outline of your drawings or printouts.

Set the internal cutouts aside and use the remaining outer cutouts as your stencils.

You can use one stencil for the entire wall, or you can make several different stencils for a more random look.

Finally, mount your stencil onto the wall with masking tape, and use different spray paints over the stencils to create the dark green pastel look.

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10: Accessorize for Color Emphasis

Dark Green Accent Wall With Accessories
Dark Green Accent Wall With Accessories (#10: bialasiewicz – Envato)

This image is a rearrangement of the furniture pieces in our offset application method.

Instead of the polka-dotted console framing the bed in a central location, the bed takes on a corner placement.

What makes this arrangement an excellent example of how to use dark green as an accent wall is the addition of accessories.

The several pink-toned items eliminate the monotonous appearance of the dark green wall and give the bedroom more color.

Although the bed takes on a corner focal point in this bedroom, randomly positioned pink and white accessories bring out a well-adjusted aesthetic.

How to Copy This Look:

With this method, you can make a dark green accent wall visually pleasing by accessorizing it with different shades of a single color palette.

Each object or accessory does not need to have a single color, as long as you have the same colors on either side of the wall.

This arrangement works perfectly well with colors that are readily identifiable against the dark green shade of the accent wall.

Accessories can come in the form of functional or decorative elements, such as plant pots, vases, table clocks, figurines, and sculptures.

You can also add framed paintings, artworks, and family photos.

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11: Add Some Creamy Whites for Drama

Dark Green Bedroom Accent Wall With Creamy Whites (#11: bialasiewicz – Envato)

This image shows how an explosion of creamy whites set against a dark green accent wall can create a dramatic flair within a bedroom.

The accent wall is plain and simple, and it does its job of putting the bed in a spotlight pretty well.

Where plain whites make a space’s appearance more mechanical and laboratory-like, creamy whites add character and sophistication.

The white bookshelves create the perfect offset for the bed, and several light gray tones create a different balance for all the creamy white accessories.

How to Copy This Look:

This method works in just the same way as when an artist makes a negative canvas to start a painting.

Instead of working with colored objects against a white background, you overlay white objects against a dark color.

You can recreate your space with this method by painting an accent wall, and turning it into a blank, dark green canvas.

Add various objects in shades of off-white and beige, and let the dark green wall set the focal point for those objects.

Finally, add some ornamental plants in white or gray pots to give the dark green wall some accompaniment.

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Conclusion: Plan Before You Begin

As with all interior design projects, having an executable plan saves time and money, and it prepares you for the possible outcomes.

Plan the space with sketches, pegs from magazines, mockups, mood boards, and 3D models, if you can.

If you think you can’t sketch or work with 3D models, magazine cutouts, mockups, and mood boards should be enough.

Pictures from magazines are usually staged, and they give excellent examples of trendy interiors.

Mockups and mood boards, on the other hand, allow you to arrange textures and materials side by side.

With them, you can have a preview of possible design combinations.

While the methods here give you a rundown of techniques you need to recreate a particular design, it pays to dive into the specifics.

In addition, planning involves creating a list of materials and equipment you might need and aligning them with your budget.

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Image Attribution & Licensing

Main image: ‘Elegant bedroom with a dark green wall’ by casamediacasamedia (used with permission and commercially licensed through Envato Elements).

Image #1: ‘Bedroom with concrete wall’ by bialasiewicz (Licensed via Envato Elements)

Image #2: ‘Vintage bedroom with armchair’ by bialasiewicz (Licensed via Envato Elements)

Image #3: ‘Cozy home living bedroom with green wall’ by twenty20photos (Licensed via Envato Elements)

Image #4: ‘Elegant small bedroom with comfortable bed’ by photocreo (Licensed via Envato Elements)

Image #5: ‘Orange pillow on single bed in dark green teenager bedroom’ by bialasiewicz (Licensed via Envato Elements)

Image #6: ‘Green retro bedroom with leather double bed’ by archideaphoto (Licensed via Envato Elements)

Image #7: ‘Modern luxury bedroom interior’ by Vladdeep (Licensed via Envato Elements)

Image #8: ‘Pink and white bright bedroom’ by bialasiewicz (Licensed via Envato Elements)

Image #9: ‘Panorama of pastel green bedroom’ by bialasiewicz (Licensed via Envato Elements)

Image #10: ‘Pink and green bedroom interior’ by bialasiewicz (Licensed via Envato Elements)

Image #11: ‘Bedroom interior with paintings’ by bialasiewicz (Licensed via Envato Elements)