The color green has many calming attributes and provides an element of harmony and balance in home design. It represents new beginnings and growth and pairs beautifully with both traditional living room and modern living room designs as well as other bold hues.

For all these reasons, the green family has become an increasingly popular living room color scheme in the arsenal of modern interior designers. Especially sage green living rooms have gained popularity over the last few years.

In case you are thinking about painting your living room green as well, you can find the most inspiring green living rooms in the list below. These inspirations will help you kick-start your own green living room ideas so you can create the space of your dreams.

Sage Green Living Room Walls With Cozy Neutral Tones

If you have a small space, a traditional living room that’s fully separated from the rest of the communal areas may not be an option. However, you can use a combination of stylish living room furniture, natural light, and green paint to create a living space that serves both form and function.

In this green living room, in particular, the paint color is light enough to reflect light but dark enough to be bold and eye-catching. This paired with the soft, cozy neutral colors and textures creates an inviting space for any occasion.

A living room with dark sage green walls, a dark grey sofa and white accent pieces

Styled by Grey Deco, photographed by Janne Olander for Stadshem

A Darker Sage Green With Dark Floors and Accents

If you’re looking for something a bit more bold, try pairing a dark shade of sage with dark wood floors and darker accent colors.

The decor in this green living room is a blend of modern and vintage furniture styles, with a color scheme that blends both complementary and contrasting colors through the use of creams and dark tones. This helps to bring attention to the uniqueness of the white historic fireplace in this small living room.

A muted dark green wall color in a living room with dark floors and white ceilings with a white fireplace

Styled by Grey Deco, photographed by Janne Olander for Stadshem

Gentle Worn Green With Light Floors and Dark Furniture

A green living room doesn’t have to be centered around a bold shade or green accent wall. If you prefer subtle green living room ideas, this calm and relaxing take on the theme may be the answer.

The whole room is centered around muted, worn shades and natural materials to provide a more even hue that’s the perfect backdrop to a quiet evening. Those who use their living space to entertain frequently will also find that their guests enjoy the pleasant atmosphere this subtle green living room creates.

A living room with worn gray walls and a dark grey sofa

via Alvhem

Bold, Verdant Green Walls With Cream and Beige Tones

One of the easiest ways to create visual interest in small spaces is through the use of bold colors and simple home decor. The dramatic nature of the verdant walls in this green living room design sets the tone for the entire space. To prevent this type of dark green hue from feeling overwhelming, the rest of the living room should be some shade of white, cream, or beige.

This design takes a standard neutral living room and elevates it for an elegant look. The floor-length window treatments also help to break up the green in a natural way.

A studio apartment with deep green walls and white fabrics

Styled by Grey Deco, photographed by Frederik J Karlsson for Alvhem

Grayish Green With Light Neutrals and Dark Wood

Green living room designs can also center around a blend of neutral shades and darker wood accents while the walls lean more into the gray end of the spectrum.

This combination of light-colored furniture and flooring with the darker tones throughout the living room allows the walls and plant life to act more like green accents than as the dominant color. Furthermore, by adding more than one accent chair and different colored throw pillows, you create a sense of welcome and home for guests.

A living room with green-gray walls, antique wood tones and fresh green plants

Styled by Grey Deco, photographed by Janne Olander for Stadshem

Dark Green Walls With Shades of White and Pops of Blue

For those who appreciate bright colors more than subtle tones, a dark green living room is likely more appealing. This bold green paint works well with both classic and modern living room styles. It pairs well with the bright white of the couch while the pops of blue throughout introduces an element of personality and character to the living room.

An intense green living room typically doesn’t appeal to the tastes of everyone, but when done correctly and with an interesting throw pillow or two, you can design a space that everyone will love.

Dark green living room walls paired with a white sofa and shades of blue in the decor

Styled by Bon Interior, photographed by Fredrik J Karlsson for Bjurfors

Lime Green Walls With White and Light Brown Tones

If you have a living room that you’re finding to be a little flat, you can change the feeling completely by painting the walls one shade of a fresh color. In living rooms that center around shades of white and light brown, a bright yet muted lime green contrasts beautifully.

Just a few short steps above a pastel green, this living room showcases both the furniture and the residents’ personality. As far as green living room ideas go, this style is sure to stand out from the crowd.

A green living room wall combine with a white sofa and white area rug

Styled by Emma Fisher and Annica Clarmell for Kvarteret Makleri

Olive Green Walls With Shades of Off-White and Light Brown

Natural textures in whites and browns feel right at home in a darker olive-green living room. Green once again takes a backseat to the overall design of this living room, allowing you to feel an even greater sense of calm and inner peace in this space.

This is also a great reminder that you don’t have to limit your preferred shade of green to just one wall. You can carry your green beyond a feature wall in the living room and allow it to lead you down a hallway or into another room.

A living room with olive green walls and an off-white linen sofa

Styled by Emma Fischer, and photographed by Anders Bergstedt for Alvhem

Soft, Light Green With Bright White and Plant Life

For a fresh, airy, and clean look, try experimenting with a light, muted green living room. This shade has just a hint of a pastel green undertone that plays well with the bright whites and tans as well as the plants peppered throughout the living room.

This provides the room with a natural feel that’s very soft-spoken in comparison to some of the other green living room ideas we’ve looked at. The overall living room color scheme here is incredibly relaxing, perfect for those with stressful and busy daily lives.

Sage green living room walls combined with a white sofa, white area rug and natural wood tones

Styled by Grey Deco, photographed by Anders Bergstedt for Alvhem

Light Grey-Green With Dark Woods and White Tones

When designing a living room with green elements, those elements don’t have to jump out at you. Similar to some of the other green living rooms we’ve looked at so far, the paint color here isn’t dominated by a green tone.

The green in the space is much more understated, allowing you to play with the overall design of the living room a bit more. Dark, natural wood flooring and furniture paired with other elements in the white and light grey family create a sense of space and lightness not often found in some of the other living rooms we’ve seen.

Sage green walls with cool undertones in a living room with warm hardwood floors

Styled by Grey Deco, photographed by Henrik Linden for Alvhem

Olive Green Walls With a Green Velvet Sofa

For those looking to combine multiple statement pieces, this living room design is for you. The olive green walls of this living room with green pieces, such as the velvet couch and plants, make the other furniture stand out even more due to the high contrast of the bright white tones. This living room is a fantastic example of how you can create a modern space with minimal effort.

A living room with a white staircase, olive green walls and a green velvet sofa

Styling by Kråkvik & D´Orazio, photographed by Line Klein for Jotun Lady

Dark Green-Blue Wall Color With Dark Hues and a Statement Sofa

So far, we’ve focused on rooms featuring mainly one type of green. However, a green living room can showcase multiple shades of green alongside other jewel tones. Green walls that fall more under the teal end of the spectrum provide you with a wealth of opportunities for creativity.

In this living room specifically, the lime green of the couch combined with the blue of the coffee table showcases the undertones of the walls while the dark browns and bronze accents pull everything together.

A living room with dark green walls and ceilings and a statement lime green sofa

via Historiska Hem

Soft, Minty-Green Accents Paired With Linens

By using different shades of green paint for the walls and trim, you can design a space that exudes a level of fun and levity. A pairing of light green and pale green provides just enough contrast to be noticeable without being distracting. Combine these shades with soft linen elements and a palette featuring other pastel tones for a cohesive look.

Sage green living room walls and a darker tone window and door frames

via Historiska Hem

Deep Green Hue With Burnt Orange and Grey Furniture

Anyone looking for a high-contrast green living room should look no further than the example below. This living room takes a deep, forest green and pairs it with burnt orange furniture with touches of gray.

To make the green pop even more, they’ve placed lots of bright, solid white accents directly against it. All of this together keeps your eye moving through the room while the contrasting elements never let the green become overwhelming.

A living room with dark green walls, burnt orange tones and grey furniture

Styling by Alexandra Ydholm, photography by Andrea Papini via Elle Decoration

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