Jewel Tones: Deep Greens

By Kate Riley August 5, 2019

I’m really enjoying the last month of summer but always looking ahead to the next season. Entering fall, richer colors and jewel tones return to our attention: those deep greens, blues, wine and amethyst hues. In a library space I’m pulling together (slowly) I’m waffling between a deep green and a deep blue and these inspirational spaces have me leaning towards #teamgreen.

Six months ago I was on a quest to find the perfect green for my office, and I did, but as we coast into fall the deeper hues are calling to me. Forest and hunter and olive and emerald. You know what looks really great with dark green? Natural wood, brass tones, black accents, bits of soft pink, and don’t forget greenery. I present deep greens paired with those elements for your visual enjoyment today.

le clair decor

nathan jac

how we live


diy playbook

angela rose home


red online

old brand new

love create celebrate

m house development


Painting walls is no biggie, it’s just paint after all, but if you’re thinking of using deep green on a smaller scale, consider cabinets and furniture instead. Six years ago I painted a small campaign desk a glossy shade of kelly green and I still have that desk, it’s a favorite piece and it lives in my son’s room.

brook wagner design

katie hackworth

salvaged inspirations

paige jones


elizabeth dot design


Jen at City Farmhouse rounded up some deep green paint colors by Sherwin Williams head to her blog post for these green paint colors!


Do you have a favorite shade of deep green? If you’ve used it in a room or on a project, please share about it in the comments!



  1. YES to this gorgeous color! I just spent months agonizing over how to bring this color into my empty living room, and I just I pulled the trigger on this green rug from Lulu and Georgia:

    Cannot wait to see it in person. I’m pairing it with a camel leather sofa, and two blush pink chairs. I told my husband how down the line I can change out the green rug for a moroccan warm-toned rug, changing it up for that “desert boho” look, and he squarely looked at me and replied “I have no idea what that is”. Hahaha…….

    • Hello gorgeous! That rug is so beautiful!!! You’re room’s description sounds amazing!

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