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Where To Use Dark Green

If you are like me and love dark colors, then you know that it sometimes gets tricky figuring out which spaces you can use them in. Green was one of the most popular colors in 2020, it also happens to be one of my favorite colors! Sherwin Williams, being our go to paint company, has my latest paint color obsession named Crooked River. Part of the Emerald Designer Edition‘s 200 new paint colors, this earthy dark green is the perfect pop of color when paired with greiges, whites, or other neutral paint colors.

People can be hesitant to use such a strong color in a space, but paint isn’t exclusive to just walls. There are plenty of creative ways you can incorporate a color, like Crooked River, into your home. A few places that come to mind that I would use this for is a kitchen island, in a pantry, or in a laundry room. The key to dark colors is to use it in small doses, less is more!

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The first place I would use this green paint color is on a kitchen island! If you don’t have a kitchen island, you could also go for a two-toned kitchen design. Using Crooked River as the bottom cabinet color and a neutral for the upper cabinets, or vice versa, would achieve that look. To make the island and/or cabinets pop I would use a neutral backsplash, like a white or gray subway tile, and countertop. Brushed nickel, brushed gold, or black hardware would all work well with this color.

One thing I love doing in our projects is matching the pantry door to the island color! It really helps finish the kitchen design and brings continuity between the two spaces. You can also use this color inside the pantry as either your cabinet or shelving color. Same concept as the kitchen when it comes to hardware, brushed nickel, brushed gold, or black would pair perfectly. Try any of these options out, you will not regret it!

Last, but not least, is the laundry room! If you use this versatile paint as your cabinets, or even as a bathroom vanity if you don’t have a dedicated laundry room, it will complement its surroundings. Luckily, green looks great accompanied with wood, so Crooked River can be placed in many rooms creating a bold statement!

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