Decorating With Green
1. Ralph Lauren Paint in Sea Grass #ML15 (from $28 a gallon, ralphlaurenpaint.com for stores). You can’t go wrong with this understated green. Like beige with a twist, it provides a subtle backdrop with a hint of color. “Green is great for color-phobes, as it can be surprisingly neutral,” says Jessica Becker, a New York City interior designer with her own firm, Jessica Becker Designs.
2. Valspar in Lovely Green #6009-9 ($26 a gallon, lowes.com for stores). Slightly more saturated than option number one, this milky green tone would look fantastic in a kitchen with crisp white trim.
3. Farrow & Ball in Minster Green ($80 a gallon, farrow-ball.com). Since this almost-black forest green is so dark and intense (and somewhat pricey), use it sparingly―on one wall in a powder room or a den, for example.
4. Benjamin Moore in Spring Meadow Green #2031-40 ($57 a gallon, benjaminmoore.com for stores). The boldest of the bunch, this brighter variant of pea green is ideal for when you really want to make a statement. It pairs well with dark wood trim.