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The Best Hunter Green Paint Colors

Hunter Green paint colors are making a come back in a big way. Dark and moody colors have become so popular and today we will explore the very best colors and the best places to use them.

Green is a great color because it gives a sense of calm and relaxation which we could all use a little more of!

Using green in your home also can bring in the feeling of nature which also helps bring your home a sense of calm. It’s a win-win!

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A nursery with hunter green wainscoting and wallpaper above with a white crib.
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What Makes Hunter Green Different?

Hunter Green is a special color because of the undertones. When you are dealing with paint colors the undertones are so important to explore.

With hunter green you will see a lot more yellow in the undertones, sometimes a bit of brown too. This yellow makes this color warmer than some others, particularly forest green.

If you want to have a feeling of warmth and calm then hunter green might be the best color for you!

How to know if a paint color is right for you?

The best way to judge if a color is good for you you will want to put a swatch on the wall and look at it over a few days. Look at it in different lights and decide if you really like it.

You can do this by getting a sample from the paint store and using a brush to put it up on the walls, but then you are left with a can that you can’t do anything with. Those samples are used with poor-quality paint and aren’t meant for use on your walls permanently.

I recommend going with Samplize. They are a company that will send you a peel-and-stick swatch of a paint color that you can stick to the wall. When you are done just peel it off and throw it away.

It’s easy and much less messy!

The Best Hunter Green Paint Colors

Benjamin Moore Colonial Verdigris

A swatch of Colonial Verdigris.

Colonial Verdigris is a color inspired from the door and shutter color that was popular after the revolution. It gives an old world feel and has an LRV of 8.75, making it a really dark color.

Benjamin Moore Chimichurri

A swatch of Benjamin Moore Chimichurri.

Chimichurri is most commonly known as a blend of spices. Benjamin Moore has named this color after it because of it’s crisp bite. It has an LRV of 9.7.

Benjamin Moore Backwoods

A swatch of Benjamin Moore Backwoods.

Backwoods is one of my favorite green paint colors. It is a forest green with a touch of black. But it’s not as dark as some of the others that have more black in them. It’s LRV is 12.68.

Benjamin Moore Hunter Green

A swatch of Benjamin Moore Hunter Green.

Hunter green is a very dark color with an LRV of 6.39. Benjamin Moore says that it’s “full of depth and elegance”.

Benjamin Moore Boreal Forest

A swatch of Benjamin Moore Boreal Forest.

Boreal Forest is even lighter than Dark Pewter, it’s LRV is 12.17. This color is a dark green and looks great in almost any design style.

Sherwin Williams Dard Hunter Green

A swatch of Sherwin Williams Dard Hunter Green.

Dard Hunter Green is also a very dark color with an LRV of 6. This is about the equivalent of Hunter Green From Benjamin Moore but it’s a tad darker and warmer.

Sherwin Williams Pewter Green

A swatch of Sherwin Williams Pewter Green.

Pewter Green is very earthy and looks great with all wood tones as well as different metals. This one would be a great color for cabinetry. It has an LRV of 12.

Sherwin Williams Rookwood Dark Green

A swatch of Sherwin Williams Rookwood Dark Green.

Rookwood Dark Green is part of the Historic Color Collection and has an LRV of 10. It is a color that gives the feel of time and calm as well as history, which is why it’s in that particular collection.

Sherwin Williams Palm Leaf

A swatch of Sherwin Williams Palm Leaf.

Palm Leaf also has an LRV of 10 but as you can see the undertones are quite different. There is a lot more yellow and brown in this green. This color reminds me of camouflage and one that I used to see a lot when I was a kid and my dad was in the Army.

The Best Places to Use Hunter Green

As with any dark color, you really should be careful where you use hunter green. Make sure there is ample natural light so the room doesn’t feel like a cave.

If you plan to use hunter green on all the walls then stick with a room that works for the dark and moody feel such as a bedroom or dining room. Stay away from bathrooms where you want to have the space bright to put makeup on.

I love the look of hunter green on the bottom half of a room painted on wainscoting. It also looks amazing as an accent wall. This is a great way to use the color on a darker room without it overpowering it.

Hunter green also looks amazing on cabinetry in your kitchen or bathroom. It’s a great way to get a dose of color without darkening the room.

Lastly, this color is perfect for the exterior of a home. It gives the feel of nature. If you live where there are a lot of trees it’s a great way to blend in with nature.

More Green Paint Colors:

Swatches of seven different hunter green paint colors with text overlay.

As a licensed Real Estate Agent and an avid home decorator, I strive to give my clients the very best I can when it comes to staging, selling, and decorating their homes. I have lots of experience with paint color choices and love to DIY my home so I can have everything just the way I want it. I share my ideas and projects with the world in the hopes that I can help others have their homes just the way they want as well.

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