Olive Green Interiors

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

The New Year has me thinking about new paint colors. One color that I’ve tried (and failed) to successfully introduce into my home is olive green. I tried painting an “accent wall” a green that looked totally fab on the color chip but made my wall look like something that would be tasty on a tortilla chip. But, I know it can be done — and done well. Just take a look at these beautiful inspiration images!

I think the key to the perfect olive is keep the tone muted — otherwise you’ll end up with a room resembling the inside of an avocado (like I did). The great thing about an olive green room is that it serves as the perfect backdrop for brighter, more intense colors like aqua, burgundy, or this year’s Pantone color of the year, honeysuckle. It really is far more versatile than you’d think!

Here are some colors I am thinking of trying:
Benjamin Moore’s “Forest Floor“, Farrow and Ball’s “Olive“, or maybe Sherwin Williams’ “Relentless Olive.”

Has anyone had success with olive? What color did you select?