Benjamin Moore 2015 Paint Color of the Year: Guilford Green

2015 Paint Color of the Year Benjamin Moore Guilford Green. A lovely shade of green that mixes well with dark colors and whites.


Hi there Remodelaholics! It’s Cyndy from The Creativity Exchange back with my monthly paint color post.

If you happened to miss my post last month, I did a Color Spotlight and highlighted a beautiful transitional color called Healing Aloe from Benjamin Moore that you can check out here.

For my post this month, I wanted to talk about the 2015 Color of the Year from Benjamin Moore called Guilford Green that is a yellow based mid-tone green that is very rich in depth:

2015 Benjamin Moore Color of the Year Guilford Green. Remodelaholic
source: Benjamin Moore

Guilford Green

2015 Color of the Year from Benjamin Moore Guilford Green. Remodelaholic
source: Benjamin Moore


Every year, Benjamin Moore chooses one color that the company feels best represents the color trends and the direction consumers are heading in paint colors.  Guilford Green is the 2015 color they picked and I agree, greens with neutral undertones that have a very slight yellow seem to be right where consumers are heading.

I have always loved this shade of green and think it looks so good combined with a very dark color or a white.  By doing this, the boldness of the slight yellow undertone is balanced and the contrast and bold difference between the two colors becomes very complimentary.  Guilford Green is a great example of how to incorporate a bolder color into your home but diffusing and neutralizing it by combining and grounding it with a very dark or brighter white.

For instance, you can see below just how stunning Guilford Green looks contrasting with either a black like Universal Black or a rich dark navy like Benjamin Moore Washington Blue:

2015 color of the year Guilford Green from Benjamin Moore. Remodelaholic



Pair BM Guilford Green with dark colors for a beautiful contrast


on the other end of the color spectrum, Guilford Green looks amazing with a bright or an off white like Chantilly Lace or Moonlight White:

2015 color of the year Guilford Green from Benjamin Moore. Remodelaholic



2015 color of the year Guilford Green from Benjamin Moore. Remodelaholic
source: Benjamin Moore


BM Guildford Green


Guilford Green by Benjamin Moore

If you’re looking for a way to incorporate a little more color in your home but want to play it safe, as you can see, Guilford Green paired with dark or white is a great color to consider. Guilford Green is also a transitional color and it has a balanced mix of warm and cool tones, so it will work with any color wood flooring, trim or tile colors.

Here are some other examples of Guilford Green painted in different rooms of the home and different lighting situations, so you can just how versatile this color is:

Guilford Green in the bedroom:

New paint color! Guilford Green


in the dining room:

dining room, Guilford Green


Guilford Green


Guilford Green is gorgeous as a cabinet color in a laundry room (by the way, this room has very little natural light):

BM Guilford Green for cabinets, in a room with little natural light


also stunning in a kitchen:

Benjamin Moore, Guilford Green


So what do you think?  Can you see yourself using this color in your home somewhere?

By the way, if you’re looking for more great transitional colors that are versatile, I pulled together a list of the most popular and versatile paint colors that I call “all-star” colors on my blog here, if you’re interested.

Thank so much for stopping by and I’ll be back next month with more paint inspiration.  In the meantime, I would love it if you stopped by my blog The Creativity Exchange for tons of paint and organizing projects and ideas.



See more great paint colors here, like these:

(click the photo to go to the post)

Healing Aloe from Benjamin Moore. A very light gray green blue transitional color. Color Spotlight on Remodelaholic

Beach Glass from Benjamin Moore is one of the most versatile transitional paint colors. Color Spotlight on Remodelaholic

2015 favorite paint color trends. The new neutrals. The Creativity Exchange for Remodelaholic

plus more paint palettes here

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Cyndy is a color expert who has transitioned from the fashion world to the design world by helping others choose just the right paint colors for their homes. Cyndy takes the guesswork out of choosing paint colors and has been sharing her tips and paint color palettes with her readers for more than four years on her blog The Creativity Exchange.

Cyndy lives in East Texas and is an artist working with designers to create commissioned paintings that enhance the color and design of a space.

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  1. i painted my master bathroom this color with white beadboard wallpaper and then painted the master bedroom this color cut by 25 percent so there was alittle contrast. also with white trim. i used bm’s white dove.

    my front door is also this color. it all started years ago when i painted my brick and mortar shop walls this color. both men and women like it. it looks just a good with browns as it does with white. and works through the holidays. to me this is the PERFECT color.

  2. I’ve been thinking of painting our son’s playroom in a light green, snd this one looks amazing! I’ll be picking up a color sample soon…

  3. Our master bath has been this color for years, with deep lavender and sand accents. It’s time to redo and we’re keeping the green.

  4. I love guilford green and BM’s sole. Could you recommend other light colors to go in a palette with these? Also, what do you think is the best trim color? Thanks.