I’m Jasmine Roth, founder of Built Custom Homes, curator of my online retail store The Shop by Jasmine Roth, and host of HGTV’s hit shows Hidden Potential and HELP! I Wrecked My House. I was also on HGTV’s Season 1 of Rock the Block, but I won’t spoil the winner for you 😉 Building custom homes is my bread and butter and I love finding ways to make homes as personal, functional and beautiful as possible. Whether I’m exploring my TV projects, or sharing secret pro tips for everything from design to entertaining and cooking, I’m here to help you build Your Happy Home. Let’s build something together!



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My Favorite Green Paint Colors: Green is the New Gray


gray green paint colors

I was on the TODAY Show recently (shameless plug 😉 ), and in my segment I said, “green is the new gray.”  Which basically means, anywhere I would have typically used gray in my design projects I’ve been using a shade of green instead.  And the result is always awesome!  Using a green tone as a “neutral” in a larger application is such a refreshing feature for any room – whether it be the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, front door… the list goes on.  It’s just different than the same old, same old.  So today I’m sharing my favorite green paint colors in hopes this post inspires you to think to yourself “green is the new gray” the next time you switch up your home’s design.

My Favorite Green Paint Colors

This bathroom below might look familiar if you’ve been watching Season 2 of HELP! I Wrecked My House.  We used Sherwin-Williams “Rosemary” on the wainscoting, and “Evergreen Fog” is the paint color I used on the wall treatment above.

gray green paint bathroom wainscotting

Best gray green paint colors

This reading nook I did in the past for Hidden Potential is one for the books (get it?)!  The paint color we used here is called “Night Owl,” it’s the perfect grayish green color.

gray green paint

In the same house as the reading nook we did this gorgeous kitchen with deep green cabinets.  This color is so rich – I love it.

Dark green kitchen cabinets

If you’re not able to paint, or maybe you want to just try out green first on something smaller than a wall or cabinets, might I suggest furniture!  This green leather chair from Season 2 of HELP! I Wrecked My House is a perfect green dose in this room.  It’s unexpected, but it also just works.

gray green chair

The cabinet color below is on pre-fab cabinets, so I don’t have a paint color for you that you can buy in-store, but this is still great inspo for how well green can work in place of gray.  And the result is so much more personality than gray would bring!

gray green paint kitchen cabinets

If you end up using green in place of gray, let me know here in the comments!  I might just use your idea in my own home 🙂





  1. Stacy

    When we moved into our house earlier this year, the guest room walls were an electric turquoise with white bead board paneling – just a little too bright for us. We just repainted the walls with Caldwell Green and the bead board with Chantilly Lace, both Benjamin Moore. Looks amazing with the hardwood flooring and natural light coming in through the windows! It’s so cozy and surprisingly light considering how dark the green is.

  2. Rocio

    OH WOW I was able to read all you wrote about the color GREEN
    I love ❤️ your show and everything you share with us your viewers
    Thank you so very much,

    • 678 637 1563

      I just used flimsy green SW in my master bath and laundry room and in my master bedroom and sitting room all walls trim doors Coastal Green SW and Crisp Blue ceiling and crown moldings. The room is still under renovation floors being done now. Comments from friends is ” its allot of green. Well I too thought it’s the new Taupe then Grey now has large windows with view of my gardens. So I invited the outside inside. I believe it will soften with furnishings and accessories and be the perfect background setting.

  3. Kelly Lawrence McCarran

    I am in love with the green is the new gray mantra! You’ve inspired me to install green board and batten in our bedroom, but I am curious how you work around existing baseboards. Should they be painted as well? If you or anyone on this thread could point me in the right direction, that would be wonderful. Thanks!

  4. Erika Bade

    I used SW Alpaca with a SW Retreat feature wall around the fireplace and love that color a lot. It also goes perfect with our SW Oyster Bay Kitchen. Those two greens compliment very well if you want a slightly more subdued relaxing green. It’s just warm and nature-y enough while still being calm and grey toned.


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