Warm and natural, soothing and serene, it’s the perfect foil for our lasting love of metallic, natural textures of timber and stone, and has just the right amount of luxe in its grey-green hue to add a note of luxury to our interiors.
In the same way that olive oil brings depth of flavor to a home-cooked meal, the colour olive green goes with everything and adds a rich earthiness to a colour scheme that is at once stylish and serene.
Mix olive with crisp whites for a contemporary feel or choose it for soft furnishings in velvet and natural linen to accessorise a sofa or bed with sumptuous layers.
If you’re looking to introduce olive into a home with stronger colours already in the mix, think of it as a base colour the way you would think of foliage in a flower arrangement – incorporate green within patterned fabrics or artworks where possible to bridge the colours together.
The best news? Pink and green are opposite one another on the colour wheel, which makes them work together beautifully. Freshen up your Scandi vibes by placing this warm green alongside your Millennial pink pieces or top a timber table with olive green napkins alongside your handmade pink ceramic plates. Adding a statement armchair in this new season hue will bring your living room bang up to date. Just ensure your pink has the same undertones as the olive you’re adding- be they dirty and moody or crisp and light.
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