Color Trends of 2019: Shades of Green

Luke Caldwell

Green has been trending the last few years and will continue to be big in 2019! Once considered formal and dated, the revamp of green feels fresh and organic. Although we are seeing a spectrum of greens, this year two shades in particular are predicted to be big–sage green and emerald. Look for sage to make a comeback from the ’90s as a perfect earthy color to mix with your rustic woods. Emerald green embraces what we call The New Traditional Trend. Use the traditional jewel-tone green in a rich upholstery to add a sophisticated layer to your clean-lined modern aesthetic. These shades of green, and others, create pretty contrast when used with the warm tones gaining popularity this year. Take a look at the inspirations below + our Green Paint Guide for ideas on how to use this trending color!


Update Art and Accessories

Ames Interiors


In an all white space, a beautiful art piece becomes a needed focus. This print perfectly pairs shades of green with this years trending terracotta. It’s a great example of how these two tones work together to create an earthy vibrancy to your space.


Reena Sotropa In House Design

We’ve been loving layered neutrals in the living room, but a vibrant pop of color can be a welcome change. This Schumacher print adds pretty color and texture.


Tuula by Jessica Stein

Green accessories and plants liven up the beautiful natural textures in this living room. Plants are an easy way to embrace a sprinkling of green throughout your home. Try eucalyptus for a sage green or succulents for a more vibrant pop.


Becki Owens with Amber Fillerup Clark

This color combo is a nod to peach and mint color combo of the 1980’s and 1990’s but made modern with more saturation, an earthier vibe, and boho styling.


Invest in Furniture


These rich velvet barstools add a sophisticated lux feel to the crisp white modern kitchen. While popular wood and woven counter stools would be expected in this style kitchen, the unexpected shape, color, and textile elevates the design.


House Seven Design

Again a perfect pairing of cool green with a handful of warm tones! Love how these beds are painted to make a statement. If you are tired of your old furniture, don’t be afraid of an on-trend makeover.


amber fillerup clark NYC living room

Becki Owens Amber Fillerup Clark’s NYC Apartment

In Amber Fillerup Clarks NYC living room, we paired soft blue-green with red and orange and added plenty of seating to the small space with upholstered statement pieces. An eclectic assortment of furniture creates a comfortable collected vibe in your space.


Heidi Caillier Design

If you space is feeling blah, add a statement piece of furniture. This bold green dresser creates a beautiful vignette with the simple neutral art and accessories.


Jean Stoffer Design

Emerald sofas, midcentury floor lamps, and a traditional carved fireplace create a rich layering of texture and style. A neutral sofa could also look beautiful in the space, but the green is unforgettable.

Get the Look with Tile

Tina Rich Design

Black and white cement tile has been so popular in the last few years. Update the trend with a cement tile in shades of green. These are from the Cement Tile Shop.


Sarah Sherman Samuel

A wall of sage green tile creates a fresh spa-like feel to this modern bathroom.


Go Bold with Paint

Heidi Caillier Design


Kristina Crestin Design

This stunning kitchen uses a moody grey-green paint color that has a lot of depth. Itcan almost look blue in certain lights. So pretty. It is Quarry Rock by Benjamin Moore.


Rhatigan & Hick

Green walls could feel soothing, but we are mostly seeing green paint trending on cabinetry in all shades of green. Here, a dark green is paired with bright white and a warm off-white wall for a tonal layering of cool and warm.


Jaclyn Peters Design

A favorite kitchen from last year that pairs bold green paint with a warm coral vintage rug. Coral is Pantone’s color of the year. Read Color Trends of 2019: Warm + Creamy for more inspiration.


DISC Interiors

This earthy green is perfect paired with dark accents and beautiful marble. It is a beautiful example of how color on cabinets can still feel neutral and fresh.



This soft sage kitchen is so pretty. Sage really pops in contrast with the bright white tile and globe pendants, but notice how the walls are warm and creamy. This kitchen shows how 2019 is blending clean lines, traditional elements, and warm and cool colors for spaces that feel brand new.


Take it Outdoors

photo: Scene Therapy

Give your exterior a makeover this year with a sage green door. It’s such a beautiful pairing with white and wood and adds a perfect pop to this traditional brick home.



If green is a look you are loving this year, be sure to read our series of green trend posts: 2018 Trend Update: Green Kitchens, 2018 Trend: Sage Green Cabinetry, 2018 Trend Sage Green Bathroom and Colors of 2017: Green in the Kitchen.

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