On the Money and On Trend Dark Green Paint Colors

Joanna Gaines Dark Green Kitchen Cabinets
CREDIT: Magnolia Network on YouTube

Dark Green Paint Colors Are Classic

Dark green paint colors are classic but I feel comfortable giving Joanna Gaines a lot of credit for making dark green the new hot color trend. I don’t know what color she used on her kitchen cabinets but I’m guessing it’s one of the dark greens from her paint line with Kilz. So, I sorted through all 150 absolutely gorgeous Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines paint colors and added the dark greens to this infographic.

(We have the Paint Color DNA for the Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines collection in the Table)

It *might* be 1905 Green MAG106a. Not too long ago the name changed from Beautiful Acres MAG106. Of course, you can’t go by what colors look like online. You have to get a physical chip to see what it really looks like. (tidbit of color specifier insider info for ya).

What is Paint Color DNA?

The Paint Color DNA Table is a curated list of paint colors I’ve worked with for one reason or another in the last ten years. My list has grown to over 2,500 colors. This list was a mess! It was my working spreadsheet of color data values for yeeaaaarrrss but I finally cleaned it up and organized it in to this handy format so I could share it with you.

The Table is an incredibly powerful and unique color tool because you can search and sort by the all-important color attributes of hue angle, hue family, value, chroma and LRV – there’s nothing else like it. Learn more about how you can get access by going to The Color DNA Table.

All Greens Go Together

We can credit David Hicks for this one. In the book, David Hicks on Decoration (1966), he said, “There are a set of loose rules, which when applied to colour cannot fail.… All reds go together, all pinks go together, just as all blues, greens, yellows, browns and all grays do.”

I wrote a blog post about it a few years ago if you want to learn more: All Greens Go Together is a Provocative Color Theory.

The Best Dark Green Paint Colors

The critical attributes of hue/value/chroma describe color appearance and give you a first approximation of how these dark greens will show up in your space. These attributes are also useful for comparing colors.

Super-Super handy because it’s a lot easier to compare color DNA than it is to shuffle paint chips and go through visual gymnastics trying to discern differences; such a painful process. Instead, let a color notation do the work for you.

Finally, I’ll leave you with this infographic from my curated Color DNA Table of the best dark green paint colors from different brands: BEHR, MAG = Magnolia Home, SW = Sherwin-Williams, BM = Benjamin Moore, CI = Color Is, DE = Dunn-Edwards, VAL = Valspar, C2 = C2 Paints, PPG = Pittsburgh Paints.

Best Dark Green Paint Colors

Grab paint chips and see if you agree that these are some of the best, on trend dark green paint colors.

2 thoughts on “On the Money and On Trend Dark Green Paint Colors”

  1. Lori,
    Would you please do this for lighter (40-60 LRV’s, lower values) misty greens that are not anywhere near the yellow family? I gave up on trying to find a greige that would work in my south & west facing bedroom walls & have moved on to looking for slightly grayish greens. I’ve spent so much on paint samples I could cry.

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