Green Accent Wall Ideas

A green accent wall is the perfect way to give your living room a unique look and feel. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, but it can also have calming effects on both body and mind. From dark and moody hunter green or olive green to light and muted sage green and to the always popular emerald green, you have endless color options to choose from when selecting a shade of green for your accent wall. No matter what shade of green you go with, it’s sure to add character to your room while creating a beautiful focal point. So if you want to bring some life into your living room, consider going with a green or dark green accent wall!

If you’re considering adding a green accent wall to your living room or bedroom, here are a few things to keep in mind:

Accent Wall Considerations

  • Choose the right shade of green. There are so many shades of green to choose from it can be hard to choose. Do you go with an emerald green accent wall? How about two of my favorite green paint colors Evergreen Fog and Pewter Green both of which I have extensively reviewed here. Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog, Sherwin Williams Pewter Green.
  • Consider the size of the room: An accent wall can work in any room from a green living room accent wall to a green bedroom accent wall. But the shade and intensity of the color you choose may need to be adjusted depending on the size of the room. In a small room , a lighter, softer green may be a better choice for the accent wall. In a larger room a bolder, darker shade would be more approppiate.
  • Balance the color with other elements in the room. A green accent wall should be balanced with other elements in the room, such as furniture, artwork and accessories. If the rest of the room is fairly neutral, you can go bold with a bright green, (an emerald green wall is always a great choice). If your room is full of color already a softer more muted green may be a better choice.
  • Use green in combination with other colors: Green looks especially great when paired with other paint colors so don’t be afraid to mix and match. A green accent wall can be paired with grays, blues or other natural colors. Check out my favorite blue gray paint colors on this recent blog post. 12 of the Best Blue Gray Paint Colors.
  • Add some plants: Green is a natural color, so its only fitting that you bring in some of the greenery to complement your living room green accent wall or bedroom green accent wall with greenery. Adding plants into a space creates a more relaxing environment and coordinates perfectly with a green accent wall.

Types of Accent Walls

There are three primary types of accent walls to choose from and understanding them can make selecting the perfect one for your space a breeze.Painted Accent walls: This is certainly the most common type of accent wall and involves simply painting a wall in a different color than the rest of the space. This can be bold, bright or subtle the choice is yours.

1. Painted Accent walls: This is certainly the most common type of accent wall and involves simply painting a wall in a different color than the rest of the space. This can be bold, bright or subtle the choice is yours.

2. Textured accent walls: Instead of using paint, you can create a textured accent wall using materials like brick, stone, or wood wall paneling. This can add depth and dimension to a room and can create a more rustic or industrial look.

3. Patterned accent walls: If you want to add some visual interest to a room, you can create a patterned accent wall using wallpaper, stencils or tile. This can be a great way to add some personality and other texture to a room and make it unique.

How to Select an Accent Wall 

Bring life and personality to your rooms by creating a statement piece with an accent wall. An emphasis wall, also known as feature walls, are a unique way to inject color into any space while highlighting the area’s desired design theme. With such a simple task of painting just one wall in the room differently from its counterparts, you can easily bring vibrancy and individuality to your home! Here are some helpful tips to help you select which walls to accent in your home.

  1. When trying to decide which wall to accent in your home, the ideal wall is typically the first wall you see upon entering a room. This way, you and your visitors will have it in sight at all times while in the space.
  2. When selecting a wall, ensure that it is symmetrical. Steer clear of walls with an incline, windows, niches or other existing features that would distract from an accent wall.
  3. If you want a truly great accent wall, try to find a space without any interruptions such as doors, windows or shelves. The best walls for this purpose are often those that have no obstructions – think the wall behind a couch or bed! With these uninterrupted surfaces you can make sure your accent wall looks its absolute best.
  4. Before you decide on an accent wall, consider the current furniture in your room. If a potential wall is blocked by objects like art pieces, lamps, and tall furnishings or window treatments then it won’t make much of a difference when accented. Choose an open area where color will be visible to maximize its impactful and positive effect on your space.

Green Accent Wall Ideas and Inspiration

Light Green Kitchen Accent Wall

Light green is often used as an accent wall color because it is a soothing and natural color that can bring a fresh and calming atmosphere into your home. Shades of light green also pair extremely well with neutral or earthy paint colors and is a great way to bring a touch of nature into your home. This light shade of green really sets the tone for this dining room.

Medium Green Accent Wall

Medium green is a bit bolder and more vibrant than light green but still has the ability to create a soothing atmosphere. It looks great when paired with contrasting colors like white or gray and can be used in almost any room of your home.

Dark Green Accent Wall

If you want to make a bold statement in your home, dark green is a great color for an accent wall. It pairs well with wood accents and other darker colors like black or gray for a more modern look. A dark green accent wall also looks great when paired with natural elements like plants which can bring some extra life into your living room or bedroom accent wall. One thing to remember prior to painting dark green walls is that dark colors tend to make rooms feel cramped and small so only use dark greens if your room gets plenty of natural light. Adding in light decor items like a light sofa, pillows, rugs, curtains or headboard can help lighten the space and alleviate this problem.

Emerald Green Accent Wall

An emerald green accent wall is commonly used as a bold focal point and a way to add a pop of color in a room, and can be paired with neutral colors such as white, beige, or gray to create contrast in a living room, bedroom or any other space. The color emerald green is often associated with luxury, elegance, and richness. An emerald green accent wall can also be used to bring a sense of serenity and calm to a space, and is often used in bedrooms and living rooms. When using emerald green as an accent wall color, it’s important to consider the other colors and design elements in the room to ensure you achieve an overall cohesive look within your home.

Tile Accent Wall

If you’re looking to add something unique and with some visual interest to your space, a tiled accent wall can be a great way to do it. Tile is durable and easy to clean making it an ideal choice for areas that may get wet such as bathrooms or kitchens. The tile options are nearly limitless you can choose from solid colors or patterned tile or experiment with fun tile layout designs.

Wallpaper Accent Wall Bedroom

Patterned wallpaper can be used to create a fun and eye-catching accent wall. Like tile there are plenty of options when it comes to wallpaper design, from modern and bold prints to vintage patterns and textured wallpapers. Choosing the right one for your space depends on your overall design aesthetic and personal taste. If you like the idea of adding a wallpapered accent wall but do not want to make such a large commitment like installing nearly permanent wallpaper. Check out this post on the blog about how to make any wallpaper temporary. That way when your tastes change you can easily and quickly remove the green wallpaper and change it our for a new design.

Horizontal Plank Accent Wall

For an on-trend look, you can create a wood accent wall. This is a great way to add texture and interest to any room in your home. This green accent wall idea would be an easy DIY project for anyone looking for a budget friendly way to update a space in their home.

Diamond Pattern

A geometric diamond green accent wall is a great way to add some style and drama to any space. This accent wall idea would look especially great in a bedroom or living room. Painted a nice medium green paint color. 

Small Green Accent Wall

Are you looking to add color to a space but none of the walls are great choices for an accent wall? This example of an accent wall shows that there’s no such thing as too small of an accent wall. By just painting a small portion of the bathroom wall in green the homeowners still achieved their goal of adding color and visual interest to the space without darkening the room. Additionally by not painting the wall behind the shelving units it allows them to add in plants and show off other home decor items.


Is boring ole red brick bringing you down?  Consider painting your exposed brick green. Brick is an excellent material to use as an accent wall because of its texture and overall aesthetic appeal. This green brick accent wall example shows how you can achieve a unique look with this type of design. A brick accent wall can be painted in any color that you want, from muted green hues to bold shades like this vibrant green. This is the perfect way to add some drama to your living room or bedroom space. 

Green Kitchen Backsplash

This is a great example of thinking outside the traditional design box. These homeowners used open shelving instead of traditional cabinets and then went with a medium green backsplash color to highlight and accent their kitchen design. 

Modern Accent Wall Living Room

Accent walls can be modern too. This shade of green pairs perfectly with the homeowners furniture and other home decor items in the space. The natural wood tones of the stairwell, flooring and coffee table further complement the green living room accent wall.

Barn Doors

Accents do not in fact have to be walls. Do you have large barn doors  or other large structures in your home? Consider painting them and using them as a way to make a statement and add color to a space. Sometimes it’s worthwhile to think differently.

If you are not ready to settle on an accent wall color be sure to head over to my other posts for more accent wall ideas. Grey Accent Wall Ideas and Black Accent Wall Ideas.

Green Accent Walls Conclusion

An accent wall is a great way to add visual interest and color to a room and to highlight a particular feature or area in your home. As shown here there are several different types of designs that you can use to create an accent wall in your home whether that be with light greens, medium greens or bold green colors. Hopefully this post inspired you to select your perfect shade of green and start designing today.

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