Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Hunter Green

Definitely a BIG OL’ BAM for Tufted Furniture last week! Only one reader voted SLAM.

Browsing through blogs this week and reading recaps from High Point, I keep seeing visions of hunter green popping up in my reader.

I remember when it was popular in the 90′s, I was certainly a fan.  I have not thought about the color for years, but I must admit, I am really being drawn to it again lately.  How do you feel?

Hunter Green, Are you a fan?


Images via Architectural Digest, Elements of Style, Elle Decor, Decor Pad, Elements of Style, Maria Killam


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  1. Bam! I think hunter green is a classic like navy.
    Katie @ Wildwood Creek recently posted..The Garden in OctoberMy Profile

  2. I have to agree that it’s a classic & very traditional hue. Most had a really all or nothing approach with this color back in the 90′s. If used wisely & as part of a sophisticated palette, it’s a BAM for me.

  3. This color looks more like evergreen than hunter green, to me. It has more black in it than hunter green, which just screams ’90′s to me. Not a fan of hunter green, but I like this evergreen green.

  4. BAM! I’m good with any color in the right space (except for maybe baby poop brown… we can do without that).
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  5. Must admit, I do like a good dark, foresty green :) It seems very classic and somewhat British to me, maybe because of the ‘British Racing Green’ similarities. Definitely a BAM for me!
    Brittany recently posted..Grey Pleats + Floral JeansMy Profile

  6. Slam. I don’t know, it’s just too hunting lodge, let’s kill a moose and mount it on a wall and scare children type vibe. That’s not really my thing.
    Kathryn recently posted..Front Entry…So Close, I Can Feel It!My Profile

    • Totally agree. We just bought a small cabin and FINALLY eradicated all traces of that depressing hunter green. Too lodge -y for my taste. But I do like those drapes with the Greek key trim…maybe in small doses I could learn to like it?

  7. To clarify, I do like it on the door, just not inside!
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  8. BaBam!
    Amber Wallace recently, white and blueMy Profile

  9. Its a BAM for me-as long as its not paired with maroon-to me that screams 90′s.

  10. Bam. I’m more of a kelly green girl myself, but really love all greens. Hunter, done in the right way, is a classic I think.
    Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door recently’s a marathon, not a sprintMy Profile

  11. Bam for me. It’s a classic, like navy, that withstands trends.
    Sharon recently posted..Drop Cloth Curtains {DIY}My Profile

  12. For me personally, it’s a Slam. I like kelly green and moss green, but not a fan of the dark hunter green.
    Stacey recently posted..Small on Space, Enormous on StyleMy Profile

  13. I think any color can be used in a fresh new way, depending on the color pairings. With dusty rose and wedgewood blue? Blech – 80s. With red and navy blue – total 90s. But I like hunter green today with white and black and natural, warm elements like a sisal rug.
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  14. Slam. Looks dated, not in a good way.

  15. BAM! I’m loving the glamour Kelly Green adds to a room, especially when mixed with white and gold.

  16. After living with hunter green carpet throughout the eighties and nineties I never thought I would choose it again but during my recent remodel I added a hunter green velvet bench to the foot of my bed and love the luxurious look and feel….just no more wall to wall carpet please!
    diane recently posted..Wait for it…wait for it……completed kitchen remodelMy Profile

  17. Love the fresh feel of hunter green. Reminds me of nature

  18. Bam! I love the hunter green! In small doses it makes quite a statement!

  19. BAM! The black & green room has always been a favorite of mine.

  20. SLAM! I am not ready for the Hunter Green to rear it’s head alongside gold & red just yet. I will say that a lot of the photos you featured had a more sophisticated, richer feeling than the faithful color for a lodge, hunter green.

  21. BAM all the way!! Loved using Hunter Green in my clients’ homes in the 90′s and would use it again today!!

    Donna @ A Designer’s Perspective recently posted..What’s Trending: Brass & BlackMy Profile

  22. BAM! I love the richness of it all it never goes out of style.
    Vicky recently posted..Candy CakeMy Profile

  23. Well. . .hmmmm. I l i k e it–in a Ralph Lauren-way, but it’s not a color I nAturally gravitate to.
    But your examples are fab–esPECIALLY that door, so I say BAM!
    Catherine recently posted..Part 1– the Craig’s list dresser!My Profile

  24. It’s pretty in small dows with a lot of white and some moss green.

  25. OOOpppps . . . small doses.

  26. You’ve got some smart readers! As for me, as long as it’s not wall to wall carpeting, I can give it a mild BAM. I like it in small doses. I like all of the pictures above except for the kitchen. But I’m actually more drawn to Kelly Green lately. Also in smaller doses, a featured piece of furniture, etc.

  27. Oh green…pretty much in any of it’s lovely hues is going to be a bam for me! LOVE this color!!!
    Aubrey recently posted..Giveaway from KOKOON!!!My Profile

  28. I am so over this color! I had it for so many years about 10 years ago…so it’s a slam for me even though these pictures look great!

  29. Yep, I gotta say SLAM. I still have memories of the Kelly green that was so popular in the early 90′s, which I loved, but got really sick of. Front door, yes. inside, no.

  30. SLAM for me… I’m a fan of green, but shades other than hunter. Thank goodness we’ve broadened our decor palettes since the 90′s overload of hunter green and burgundy!
    xo Heidi
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  31. Shannon Roughgarden says:

    SLAM – I do not like any green esp. not hunter green! It brings me down!

  32. BAM, especially that hunter green kitchen from Elle Decor!!
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  33. Classic! Or at least I hope so – as I just painted my front door that color. :)
    René recently posted..Client Work – What I’ve Been Up ToMy Profile

  34. I liked Hunter green………in the 80′s. SLAM!

  35. Well, I missed last week (I had a good reason!), but I have to give forest green the BIG SLAM! I felt so inundated by it in the 80′s and 90′s* that I am just not over being sick of it! In spite of that, I do admire the way it’s been used in that last room above–the one with the wainscoting and chair rail.

    *My husband of that era was CRAZY about it.


  1. [...] Last week’s discussion was mixed.  Most of my readers are open to hunter green coming back into vogue in a fresh way, but a few of you were not very excited to see the color come back around.   To read the comments from last week, click here. [...]

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