Timeless, versatile, and rooted firmly in nature, it’s never a bad idea to go with green.

Taylor Jacobson Living Room Paint
Jess Isaac
Interior designer Taylor Jacobson used glossy forest green paint and a natural leather sectional sofa to transform a formal paneled room into a modern-moody den.

Few colors wear as many hats, check as many boxes, or please a crowd the way that green can. It can transport you to the tropics or a misty forest, it can be safe or surprising, shocking or subtle as a whisper. “I think there is a timelessness about green, maybe because it reminds us of nature which is eternal,” says Los Angeles-based interior designer Taylor Jacobson. “It’s very soothing. And it pairs really well with the natural textures that I love to use in interiors, like wood, cane, rattan, and sisal.” From grass to pine, teal to mint, here are some of our favorite ways to play with green.

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Cover an Accent Wall with Cheery Flowers

Taylor Jacobson paired a floral wallpaper in a leafy colorway with a rattan chair and a gray painted day bed for this girl’s bedroom.

Rifle Paper Co Wallpaper

Pair Grass Green Walls with Gold, Camel, and Berry Tones

Interior Design firm Nickey Kehoe chose a vivid green Portola paint, inspired by the forests of Oregon, as the backdrop of this eccentric library (furnished with classics like a Chesterfield sofa and plaid upholstery) near Santa Barbara.

Portola Paint in Ashland

Have Some Fun with Color and Pattern

Skip a remodel and freshen a powder room with statement wallpaper, like Miami from Cole & Sons. Interiors by Taylor Jacobson.

Cole & Son Wallpaper

Let It Take Center Stage in a Neutral Room

Lulu and Georgia Ginny Belmont Jade

Matching emerald velvet sofas from Lulu and Georgia make a big, clutter-free impact in a serene living room.

Belmont Sofa in Jade

Try a Mix of Green Tiles

Heath tile, in two shades of glossy and matte sea green, has natural color variation that gives this bathroom textural depth.

Heath Tile

Go High with a Grouping of Pendant Lamps

Ceramic pendant lights in shades of moss and teal add a pop of color in a neutral kitchen.

Heather Levine Ceramic Pendant

Upgrade Kitchen Cabinets with Earthy Moss-Colored Paint

Green kitchen cabinets are an eternally stylish choice—and look right in nearly every style of house. Take a page from DISC interiors and give it an old-world look with brass hardware and unpainted wood drawer pulls or open shelves.

Walnut Shelf with Brass Brackets

Refresh an Heirloom

A second-hand bed gets a new attitude thanks to a few coats of grass green lacquer.

Green Bedframe

Take a Big Swing with Patterned Tile

San Francisco-based Clé Tile partnered with Eskayel, a textile and wallpaper company known for its beautiful abstract prints, to create a line of delicately patterned cement tile.

Eskayel for Clé Tile

Play It Cool in a Small Sitting Area

Seattle-based interior designer Heidi Callier chose a pale sea-green for this clever seating area, with a built-in sofa and workspace. Callier tossed in throw pillows with deeper complementary colors, like indigo and plum.

Archive New York Vintage Pillow

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