InteriorsAugust 21, 2014

Color Theory: Olive Green’s Comeback

You know how they say nothing is new and everything comes back in style? Well, there’s a reason those are sayings. As of late I’ve been drawn to rooms with olivey green walls.  I used to hate this color on walls, or anything in the “sage” family (or “cranberry” for that matter) in a home. And now, I’m digging variations of this color. I’ve always liked green, but more of a crisp emerald, or a green with blue tones to it.  But olive/army/ sage looks AMAZING with brass or gold accents, leather, wood, marble,  animal prints and has a very historic, cozy quality to it.  Here are some inspired spaces using variations on the shade:

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Here are some of my favorite color pairings with olive green:

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*paint sample images from Pure Home.

Lots of people like plum and olive green together too, but as a child of the 80’s all I can think about when I hear “purple and green” are the years I had braces and always chose those colors for my bands. File that under #scarredforlife #isurvivedthe80s.

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