Our Favorite Green Exterior House Colors

When it comes to exterior paint colors, green is growing in popularity. In fact, several of the shades on our list of the best exterior house colors of 2022 were green. From earth tones and nature-inspired hues to dark, saturated shades, green exterior paint color options are seemingly endless. Keep reading to learn more about our favorites. 

If you’re unsure if going green is right for your home or can’t decide what shade to choose, don’t worry. Our expert team of designers can help you select the shade of green that best matches your home’s style and surroundings — plus, you can see the various options on your home before you commit with our virtual design services

Sherwin Williams Cascade paint color on a rustic mountain lake house in the Pacific Northwest

#1 // Cascades

Cascades, a stunning shade that made our list of the 12 best Sherwin Williams exterior paint colors for 2021, is a deep and rich bluish-green that’s perfect for homeowners looking to make a statement. We recommend pairing this paint color with subdued accents, as in the design above where the trim is painted in Sherwin Williams’ Alpaca. Warm woods and natural stone also complement the dark, earthy shade.


A home design featuring Sherwin Williams Olympic Range as the exterior paint color

#2 // Olympic Range

Sherwin Williams’ Olympic Range is a deep forest green that’s dark and dramatic. It works well on both modern and rustic homes and made our list of the 13 best Sherwin Williams exterior paint colors for 2022. Here, it’s used on the home’s siding along with Benjamin Moore’s Black Forest Green.


A craftsman-style home painted in Benjamin Moore's Black Forest Green

#3 // Black Forest Green

Benjamin Moore’s Black Forest Green, which made our roundup of the 17 best exterior house colors of 2022, is a blackened shade of green that’s complex and undoubtedly dark. We especially love the weight and warmth of this gorgeous green color. In this rendering, a light color on the porch steps and columns creates contrast against the home’s dark base.


A ranch home rendered in Dried Thyme with stone and copper accents

#4 // Dried Thyme 

We can’t get enough of Sherwin Williams’ Dried Thyme. This complex shade has khaki and gray undertones and looks lovely when paired with wood accents like the front and garage doors in the home design pictured above. 


A one-story home featuring Benjamin Moore's Sussex Green exterior paint color

#5 // Sussex Green

Benjamin Moore’s Sussex Green is another one of our top picks of exterior house colors for 2022. This warm, deep green is subtle and blends well with its natural surroundings. We especially love this shade when paired with natural accents on modern homes.


A two-story home featuring James Hardie siding in Neighborhood Park

#6 // Neighborhood Park

In the design above, the James Hardie siding in Neighborhood Parka mid-range, earthy green color — makes the white design elements pop. We also love how it looks against the home’s brick base and wood front door. 


An exterior home design painted in Benjamin Moore’s Aegean Olive

#7 // Aegean Olive

Benjamin Moore’s Aegean Olive is an earth-tone lover’s dream shade. This brown-green hue is deep and warm and makes for a beautiful field color for exteriors, as seen in this design. 


A home featuring James Hardie paneling in Summer Sage

#8 // Summer Sage

James Hardie paneling in Summer Sage is stunning on this home. The earth tone does a fantastic job of softening the house’s hard angles and helps it blend into the trees. The contrast created with Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter on the brick base level is visually striking yet still feels nature-inspired.


An exterior home rendering featuring Benjamin Moore’s Sage Mountain

#9 // Sage Mountain 

Benjamin Moore’s Sage Mountain is an elegant earth tone that’s perfect for homeowners seeking a timeless look. In this warm, cozy exterior design, the shade is used on a brick transitional ranch home with wood and copper accents. Black provides contrast in the form of shutters painted with Black by Benjamin Moore, the near-black roof, and the front door.


A two-story home painted in Sherwin Williams’ Anonymous

#10 // Anonymous

If a full-on green exterior paint color seems too much for your taste, consider a complex neutral with green undertones, like Sherwin Williams’ Anonymous. This warm, earthy hue works well in a variety of color schemes and on all sorts of surfaces, including siding, brick, and stucco. Here, it’s used on the home’s upper-level stucco alongside Sherwin Williams’ Shoji White on the lower-level brick.


A home rendering featuring Benjamin Moore’s Deep Creek exterior paint color

#11 // Deep Creek

Benjamin Moore’s Deep Creek is another neutral with gorgeous green undertones. This medium-brown shade has a modern feel and plenty of depth and personality. In the above rendering, our designers paired it with black trim and natural wood and stone accents.


A colonial home painted in Sherwin Williams' Cascades

The Bottom Line on Green Exterior Paint Colors

From subtle and serene to dark and dramatic, green exterior house colors are varied and versatile. We hope this roundup of our favorite green exterior house colors has inspired you to go green!

If you’re considering a green exterior paint color for your home, let us help you select the right shade. Our virtual renderings allow you to visualize your new home design before committing to costly changes. Ready to make your neighbors green with envy? Get started today.