6 Green Exterior House Paint Colors That Give a Stylish Nod to Mother Nature

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Green has been one of our favorite trending colors lately (think kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, and more), but we're game to apply it to home exteriors, too. Whether it's seafoam green or pine, we fully believe that the verdant hue is a neutral, and a timeless choice for the outside of our homes — from the siding to the trim to even the front door.

But don't just take our word for it, let these inspiring makeovers using green exterior house paint serve as all the proof you need. And don't worry, you won't have to feel green with envy for long — we've provided the paint colors so you can refresh your own abode, too.

1. Try teal.

We love teal around here. It falls within the blue and green color camps, so if you're torn between the two, it's the perfect compromise. Lindsay of White Buffalo Styling Co. chose a shade that leans more toward green for her charming bungalow. The look is made complete with a farmhouse wreath, brass barn lights, and turquoise planters.

Get the look: Benjamin Moore Hidden Falls

2. Consider a seafoam green.

Whether your house is right next to the ocean or squarely in the suburbs, we are all here for a pale shade of green. Jaime of Charleston Blonde chose a fresh seafoam hue for her tropical-inspired home, pairing it with a playful salmon-color for the front door.

Get the look: Sherwin-Williams Sullivan's Island

3. Use forest green to add depth.

Sometimes, green exterior house paint can be so dark that it's almost black. It definitely hails from the dramatic side of the green color spectrum, and we love it. Here, Jenny of Juniper Home has seemingly picked the darkest shade possible, resulting in an unexpected and bold look.

Get the look: Valspar Nocturnal Green

4. A soft green is lovely for a front door and shutters.

Let's say that you're not quite ready to commit to green exterior house paint from top to bottom. No problem! Start small instead by showcasing it on your front door and shutters. Bonus points if you go with a muted shade à la this home belonging to Carolyn of My Chic Obsession.

Get the look: Sherwin-Williams Willow Tree

5. Or, ponder a bold green for the door.

You can also opt for the more traditional, primary shade of green as your paint of choice, something that looks especially eye-catching when it's used at the entry. Janna of Yellow Prairie Interior Design paired her bright-green Dutch door with charming touches, like a black barn light and cute doormat.

Get the look: Sherwin-Williams Arugula

6. Embrace an unexpected color combo.

Congrats — you're taking the plunge and revitalizing your entire house in green exterior house paint. We recommend including an additional color or two to make it even more unique. For example, Kim and Scott of Yellow Brick Home went with classic white trim — but took the aesthetics up a notch with a vibrant red door.

Get the look: Sherwin-Williams Shade-Grown


Shelby Deering is a lifestyle writer who contributes to national magazines and websites, including Country Living, Good Housekeeping, Well+Good, and more. When she's not writing, you'll find her shopping flea markets, hiking, and going for walks with her corgi.

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