Colour inspiration: Olive green

It’s no secret that blue is my favourite colour (I explain why I love this colour so much in this article), however there is another colour that I have been loving A LOT for quite a while – a few years at least, so I know it’s not just a passing fad – and that is olive green. This colour has been increasingly making its way into my wardrobe. Really, I’m surprised I haven’t brought more of this colour into my interiors yet. When the building work for my home renovation is done, I will definitely be fixing this. Olive green works beautifully with lots of other colours; I especially love it with black and white, pale pink, red, blue, gold and wood tones. Here are 13 inspiring spaces rocking olive tones:

Curved olive green velvet sofa and red accents || Olive green colour inspiration by First Sense
Just delicious, isn’t it?! Image: design by BHDM Design, photography by Adam Kane Macchia

Anthropologie Corinne Sofas in Olive Velvet || Olive green colour inspiration by First Sense
Anthropologie showing how beautifully olive velvet works with white, blue and gold.

Olive and pink bedroom by Fenton & Fenton || Olive green colour inspiration by First Sense
Olive with pale pink and grey creating a beautiful bed situation I’d never want to get out of. Image: Fenton & Fenton

Black feature wall in bedroom, olive green headboard and pink accents || Olive green colour inspiration by First Sense
Olive and pale pink again, this time with black for a more dramatic vibe. Image: Alexander James for Livingetc November 2017

Design by Claude Cartier || Olive green colour inspiration by First Sense
This French apartment’s chic factor is through the roof! Image: Claude Cartier

Room for Tuesday Living Room || Olive green colour inspiration by First Sense
The fireplace wall painted in olive green (Sherwin Williams Olive Grove) is stunning against the marble fireplace, crisp white built-ins, blue chair and wood tones. Image: Room For Tuesday

Bathroom with olive coloured tiles || Olive green colour inspiration by First Sense
I would love this look for my bathroom. Image: Emily Farnham

Olive green bathroom vanity, Flos lighting, large round mirror and concrete walls || Designed by Studio E || Olive green colour inspiration by First Sense
A knockout bathroom with a delicious olive and brass vanity. Image: Studio E

Olive green kitchen by Banda Property || Olive green colour inspiration by First Sense
Olive kitchen cabinets working beautifully here with wood, brass and white marble. Image: Banda Property

Olive green built in wardrobes || Design by Humbert & Poyet || Olive green colour inspiration by First Sense
Olive green built-in wardrobes with brass and black to define the dressing area – a gorgeous masculine look. Image: Humbert & Poyet

La Forêt Noire designed by Claude Cartier || Olive green colour inspiration by First Sense
Colourful and cosy. Image: La Forêt Noire restaurant designed by Claude Cartier

La Forêt Noire designed by Claude Cartier || Olive green colour inspiration by First Sense
This is another image of the restaurant above: La Forêt Noire, designed by Claude Cartier. This might just be the sexiest restaurant I’ve ever seen. Velvet, curves, black and gold… a total showstopper!

Olive velvet curtains in luxe bathroom | Olive green colour inspiration by First Sense
I love the olive velvet curtains in this incredibly luxe bathroom… swoon! Design by TOL’KO Interiors.

What do you think of olive green in interiors? Does it remind you of decades gone by or do you love the modern take on this colour?


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2 Comments

  1. August 19, 2018 / 10:14 pm

    That tiled bathroom is just beautiful! Looks perfect with the gold fittings. We have the same favourite colours. All my t-shirts are either blue or olive green, haha. These images really inspire me to apply green more to my decor. Have to take the plunge!

    • Meera
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      August 20, 2018 / 8:57 pm

      You have excellent style, Juan! 😉

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