Olive green offers a sophisticated, earthy aesthetic and undeniable appeal to any space. Here are 25 reasons to incorporate the shade into your decor immediately.
Inspired by the vibrant personality of Berlin, a New York businessman enlisted his frequent collaborator to fashion a pied-à-terre in the heart of the city. In the master bedroom, lined in green wallpaper, the antique rug is Persian and the leather bed is by . The sconce is by and a Saarinen chair is upholstered in a stripe.
The living room of Andy Cohen's New York City duplex draws the eye in with a gorgeous green jute rug from . The sofa, in a stripe by Paul Smith, and love seat, in a denim, are from . The cocktail table and Italian bench, both 1960s, are from .
The architect who worked on Andy Cohen's Manhattan duplex, , designed a custom staircase in glass, walnut, and steel to link the two floors. The doors are painted in a custom green lacquer and the vintage French club chairs are from .
In a Montana guest house, the kitchen stylishly features olive green backsplash tiles by Pewabic Pottery. They are complemented by the custom island, made from cherry wood with an oak butcher-block countertop. The stools are by Christian Liaigre, the backsplash tiles are by Pewabic Pottery, and the pendant lights are by Niche.
This living area is inside a restored barn that now serves as guest quarters at actress Amanda Seyfried’s weekend retreat in the Catskills. The decor plays off the natural surroundings, adding plenty of texture and the layering of greens. The sofa is by , the wool rug is by , the flooring is reclaimed oak, and the wall is painted in .
If you don't want to go all out, try a set of olive green accent chairs like in the living room of PR maven Christina Juarez. The chairs are from the 1970s and are in a velvet. The cocktail table and floor lamp are by , the side tables are by , and the pillows and rug are by . The portraits are by Kimberly Brooks.
In a New York loft bedroom, designer designed the bed, which is upholstered in an olive green and dressed with .
In a Brussels guest room, a headboard is upholstered in a , the bed is dressed in and an antique Uzbek throw, and the lamp is by . The drawings above the bed are by homeowner Anne-Marie Midy, and the 1930s photograph is of her grandmother.
In a Manhattan dining room owned by Katie Ridder, the wallpaper features pink-and-cream motifs on a background of warm olive green. The banquette is upholstered in leather with trapunto embroidery by . The table and chairs are antique, the photographs are by Vik Muniz and the rug is by .
In the library of a Mercer Island, Washington home, olive green shelving and rug details contrast with negro marquina marble and brass.
In a Westchester home, wallpaper with elegant, olive green details is by . The entry hall features encaustic tiles inset into wood planks.
In the study of Hilary Swank's Manhattan home, a sofa is topped with vintage Moroccan pillows, the stools are by Tucker Robbins, left, and Oly, and the light fixtures are from ; the custom-made paneling and shelves are painted in .
In the master bedroom of Paris fashion star 's Right Bank apartment, hints of olive green bring a soothing, earthy touch to an otherwise monochromatic white room. The 1950s rug, weaved with olive green designs, is Swedish. The custom-made nightstands are by Benoit Langlade and 1970s lamps flank the bed. The coverlet is by Le Rideau de Paris and the armchair is Danish.
On the top floor of a 16th-century convent in Rome that was transformed into a homey abode, designer assigned a soothing olive green color to the walls. The bedroom features curtains of a vintage ticking stripe, a vintage iron bed and a Louis XVI painted settee.
In Philip Gorrivan's 1840s Connecticut home, an olive green chaise by Jean Pascaud provides a cozy lounging space in the bedroom. The acrylic sculpture is by and the linens are . The walls are painted in and the shades are of an Albert Hadley fabric.
Olive green can even make a starring appearance in a young girl's room, as in this traditional stone house in Bel Air. Designer chose an olive green shade for the room's headboard and green-accented linen curtains by . The walls are painted in , and the ceiling is in the company's .
In a New York collector's bedroom, olive green accents in the bedspread anchor the room's many elements in a singular, earthy aesthetic. The bedspread was bought in a thrift shop and the English tufted-leather chest was found on . The rug is from and the French lantern is from .
In this East Hampton home designed by , the olive green walls echo the muted hues of the family room's furnishings. The sofa and club chairs are by ; the ottoman, by , is covered in a , the early-19th-century Louis XVI-style armchairs are upholstered in a Shyam Ahuja cotton and the artwork over the mantel is by .
In a French home, two sconces with olive green shades flank the bedroom's canopy bed, adding an ideal dose of contrast to the maroon room. The bedroom's textured wall covering, canopy and coverlet is from , and the bed is Directoire.
A pure olive green adds depth to a small sitting room in a Nashville home. The sunroom's sofa and armchairs are upholstered in a canvas duck, and the Regency library chair is covered in the same cotton stripe as the Roman shades.
A variety of greens star in this the Southampton, New York, living room, but the olive green accents in the carpeting is what truly give the space its brilliant texture. The green paintings are by . The sofa is flanked by 1940s armchairs, the throw pillows are covered in Pucci scarves and the Ring cocktail table is a Garouste and Bonetti design.
In furniture restorer Karl Kipfmueller's Brooklyn townhouse, the olive green living room features a parchment cabinet by and a vintage purple armchair.