Grinch Green

It’s no secret how much I love Benjamin Moore paint colors.  As a paint color consultant, they are the colors I typically specify to local clients in Nashville and online clients across North America.  I was just featured in Benjamin Moore’s blog, ColorChats, in an article by Jane Dagmi about some great yellow-greens she refers to as “Grinch Green.”  


Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch



ColorChats shared a project of mine from an historic East Nashville home, but there are several other projects where I have used similar “grinchy” greens.   

benjamin moore dill pickle

 Benjamin Moore’s Dill Pickle



benjamin moore dill pickle

 Benjamin Moore Dill Pickle




sherwin williams tupelo green

 Sherwin Williams Tupelo Tree




benjamin moore sherwood green

Benjamin Moore Sherwood Green 




green kitchen

 Sherwin-Williams Tansy Green




benjamin moore georgian green Benjamin Moore’s Georgian Green 



Thanks to Jane Dagmi for the mention.  And a big thanks to all of you who voted for me in the Benjamin Moore Color Trends 2013 Contest.  I’m happy to report that designer Tobi Fairley chose me as one of the winners from the top vote-getters!

benjamin moore color trends 2013 contest winner Benjamin Moore Color Trends 2013 Olioboard Contest


Here’s wishing you all a very Merry and Colorful Christmas!









  1. The Georgian Green is fabulous. I had it in the kitchen and keeping room of the house I just sold. One of my girlfriends has it in her formal dining room, and another friend has it in the greatroom of her beach house. Our new house was a spec house–ll painted, etc and I felt wasteful to paint over perfectly good paint, especially since the builder did use ontrend colors. But I had to bring a little Georgian Green with me so I painted my laundry room in it! Truly a versatile color that would look good in almost any setting!

  2. “Grinchy” greens aren’t colors that I gravitate to for primary color situations but I do love them as pops of color in accents. That said, I once saw an amazing media room in a house for sale that was painted a very similar color to SW’s “Tupelo Tree” pictured in the powder room above. It had black trim accents, deep green velvet curtains to block out the light from the windows and was simply stunning. That had to be over 10 years ago and I still think of it.

  3. Congratulations on the mentions and recognition from Olioboard and Tobi Fairley! A very exciting way to roll into the holiday and wrap up the year. :)

  4. Paula Van Hoogen says:

    Kristie, It takes creative courage and confidence to put a color type like “Grinch greens” out there.
    Just shows to go ya’ that (almost) any color used in the right context is beautiful!
    Happy Celebrating of the Holy Birthday!!!

  5. Kristie – isn’t if fun to see all the directions green can take you? You’ve shown some wonderful examples. (I’m coincidentally re-using BM’s Dragonwell in our new hallway. It’s kind of a Grinch-y color, too!)

    Congrats on all your coverage and on winning the Tobi Fairly contest. Fantastic, and totally deserved. Can’t wait to hear all about it!

    Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.


  6. I love all the green shades. thanks.

  7. Congrats on the Benjamin Moore contest….kind of obsessed with Grinch green this year and used it as my accent color for my Christmas tree! Can’t wait to see more of it in yummy ways on 2013! Happy holidays to you.

  8. Karin reynolds says:

    I just purchased a grinch green Broyhill sectional for our den. Which we LOVE! The den has knotty pine walls. I thought the sofa would work, but the walls are stealing its glory. I have champagne curtains on wooden rods.  The floor has beige carpet.  What color would you suggest for the walls?   Your post on painted paneling has given me hope.  Thanks in advance.

    karin in Montgomery Alabama 


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