What Color goes with Olive Green Walls?

7 Best accent colors that go with an olive green wall (with images) Written by : Roomdsign.com Editors | Last Updated : March 14th, 2021

While many green shades are considered outdated, there is one shade on the rising and gained a lot of popularity in recent years: olive green.

This serene shade can bring a boldness while at the same time still keep the space feel comfy and cozy. Furthermore, the unique freshness look as the green shade’s typical characteristic can make your interior space far from boring.

There are many different ways that you can use to incorporate this beautiful shade into your home, from furniture, decoration items, or the most popular one: walls.

Most homeowners choose the walls to bring the beauty of olive green as it can instantly elevate the entire space with its richness and tranquility. This is also supported by the fact that many paint brands – including the most popular ones such as Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore – release their breathtaking olive green paint collections.

However, we’ve got many similar questions from some of our followers and readers that find a big obstacle after painting their walls using olive green: what color should they use to decorate their olive green walls?

Based on our experience decorating many rooms with olive green walls, we found out that orange, turquoise, terracotta, slate blue, blush pink, and blue tend to work best with olive green walls. Some of those colors can blend flawlessly with olive green to create a harmonious look, while some others are a great choice if you want to bring a touch of contrasting effects.

To give you more clear insight, we set up a space and demonstrate those colors in our olive green walls, and here they are :

Best Accent Colors for Olive Green Walls

1. Orange

Olive green wall with orange accent
Olive green wall with orange accent

This is one of our favorites when it comes to enlivening a room with olive green walls. Pairing orange above an olive green background can bring a breathtaking contrast that makes those orange elements stand out as a focal point, but in a perfect way that is not overpowering and taking over the olive green as the primary palette.

Orange also can be a great option if you want to add just a touch of vibrant accent to your space. Adding two or three orange accessories can work wonders, but avoid adding too much of this shade as it can distract your entire area.


2. Turquoise

Olive green wall with turquoise accent
Olive green wall with turquoise accent

If you want a more harmonious look but at the same time still bring a splash of beautiful contrast, then turquoise can be an excellent choice for you. With a more vibrant hue, turquoise elements can stand out against an olive wall, but at the same time still blend perfectly as both shades had a similar green tone.


3. Terracotta

Olive green wall with terracotta accent
Olive green wall with terracotta accent

Olive green is a unique and fresh color, so why not combine it with another unique shade such as terracotta? This combination will create a gorgeous and stylish look where both colors will highlight each other perfectly, and at the same time, the warmth of the terracotta will balance the olive green coziness.

Furthermore, both colors are currently in an upward trend in the past recent years, so combining them together can give you a guarantee that you don’t need to redo or update your decor for the next few years.


4. Slate Blue

Olive green wall with slate blue accent
Olive green wall with slate blue accent

As we already said before, olive green is a perfect choice for you who want to create a calming and comfy space. But if you think that’s not enough, you can try adding other muted, soothing shade such as this beautiful slate blue. This setting will create a perfectly cozy and relaxing space and can be very beneficial, especially when used for a room where you will spend a lot of time, such as a bedroom or living room.

At a glance, the slate blue accent looks flawless with the olive green wall. But if you take a closer look, the slate blue and olive green don’t have any similar tone or hue but actually contrasting each other. And that’s what makes this combination very interesting and worth trying.


5. Cream

Olive green wall with cream accent
Olive green wall with cream accent

Unlike many other colors, olive green is quite different. While almost any wall paint colors can work well with all neutral shade, that doesn’t seem to apply with olive green. In fact, pairing olive green with some neutral shade such as gray doesn’t produce an acceptable result.

However, if you still want to combine it with a neutral color, we highly suggest you go with cream. This is one of the perfect choices of neutral color that can work exceptionally well with olive green. Cream tone can help bring a warm touch that helps balance your space in a simple but elegant way.


6. Blush Pink

Olive green wall with blush pink
Olive green wall with blush pink

Almost all green shades won’t work well with pink. However, it can be quite different with olive green. As you can see in the image above, our blush pink accessories work really well above the olive green background to create a beautiful, aesthetic, and eye-pleasing look. So if you want to create an Instagram-worthy space, this one is a wonderful choice for you.


7. Blue

Olive green wall with blue accent
Olive green wall with blue

Incorporate a blue accent into an olive green wall can be a great option, especially if you want to create a stylish and elegant look. The blue element will be striking beautifully against the wall.

Furthermore, both colors are great representations of nature, where olive green can be found in the form of plants and vegetation, while blue represents the sky or water. Thus, this color combination is a great choice for bringing some natural feels and ambiance to create a fresh and cozy home.

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