Calming Benjamin Moore Hollingsworth Green Bedroom

This Benjamin Moore Hollingsworth Green bedroom almost didn’t happen. I chose the color on a whim, despite leaning into blue and white throughout the rest of Rosehill Cottage. I found the Imari pheasant lamp you’ll see on the marble top dresser below in a church thrift shop in Kilmarnock, VA, and it inspired me to choose the color, thinking it would lead to a soothing palette throughout the first floor.

But then I changed my mind.

As I saw the rest of the first floor coming together with a clean, classic Benjamin Moore White Dove paint, I wondered whether color might be too restrictive. I sent a quick note to our painter asking if she could do White Dove in there instead. She gave me a yes — but then message never got to her team.

I contemplated having them repaint it, but asked her to hold until I could see it in person.

Benjamin Moore Hollingsworth Green Bedroom

Once I walked in the room, I was sold. Calming Benjamin Moore Hollingsworth Green is perfect in this bedroom overlooking the river. It brings in the outdoors, and it warms up and cools down with the sun throughout the day. It is perfectly soothing, complemented by warm neutrals and a soft green and ivory floral Laura Ashley bedding, which I also used to upholster the headboard (tip: order extra sheeting or, as I did here, order a complementing shower curtain to use for matching upholster!). I’ve found so many vintage floral and historic prints that pull out this exact green. It has bed and breakfast vibes, and it’s one of my favorite spots in the house.

And, if you need even more proof that this green is absolutely perfect — I ended up doing the same paint in the en suite bathroom so you’re totally ensconced in green when you stay in this room.

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8 Comments

  1. Melissa
    March 15, 2023 / 8:05 pm

    What white trim paint did you use with Hollingsworth Green?

    • April 1, 2023 / 3:58 pm

      We actually didn’t paint the trim — we just left it as is from the previous owner. I think it’s a plain semi-gloss white.

  2. Huma A
    July 26, 2023 / 8:17 am

    Beautiful! Where did you get the rug and the curtains? I’ve been looking everywhere for those!

  3. Sidney Samuels
    October 1, 2023 / 8:30 pm

    Hi! What paint color is this? I’m obsessed!

  4. Lori
    October 22, 2023 / 10:06 pm

    I love the curtains. Where can I find them?

  5. Jane E Borgman
    December 4, 2023 / 2:13 pm

    I used this color in my small den area (which I found in a decorator’s comments about coastal colors.) She recommended LINEN WHITE (also from Benjamin Moore) for the trimwork, which looks very nice.

  6. Sarah Lee
    January 27, 2024 / 7:30 pm

    Oh em gee! Do you remember where the rug is from!?

    • January 29, 2024 / 11:50 am

      It’s actually from Target! It’s a wool rug though and super cozy.

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