15 Fresh Colors to Accentuate Olive Green Walls

Written by : Andre A & Roomdsign.com Editors | Last Updated : April 22nd, 2024

Olive green, a rising star among green shades, has gained significant popularity in recent years. This serene hue adds boldness while maintaining a comfortable and cozy ambiance. Its unique freshness injects life into your interior space, making it far from boring.

There are various options to infuse this beautiful shade into your home, whether through furniture, decor items, or the most popular one: your walls.

However, we’ve got many similar questions from some of our followers and readers who 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. Some of those colors can blend flawlessly with olive green walls to create a harmonious look, while some others are a great choice if you want to bring a hint of contrasting effects.

To give you clearer insight, we set up a space and demonstrated those colors in our olive walls, and here they are :

1. Orange

Olive green wall with orange accent

This is one of our favorites pair with olive green walls especially when we need to enrich and liven up the room.

Pairing olive green and orange 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 in your color scheme.

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 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 is a great complementary color that can stand out against a light olive green wall, but at the same time still blend perfectly as both shades have a similar shade of green.

3. Mint

Olive and mint

Another great green shade, but this time, in a much brighter and lighter appearance. Mint can soften up the olive green beautifully while adding some beautiful fresh twist, especially for a dark olive green shade.

This monochromatic color combo works perfectly as while they share the same green hues, olive and mint have a completely different warmth, so they complement each other while still looking flawless.

4. Terracotta

Olive wall with terracotta decor

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.

5. Slate Blue

Olive wall with slate blue accent

As we already said before, olive green color 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 shades 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 accessories look flawless with the olive green wall, and this is true since they sit beside each other in the color wheel. But if you take a closer look, the slate blue and olive green don’t have any similar tone or hue but actually contrast each other. And that’s what makes this combination very interesting and worth trying.

6. Cream

Olive and cream

Unlike many other colors, olive green is quite different. While almost any wall paint color can pair well with all neutral shades, that doesn’t seem to apply to olive wall.

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 any shade of olive green.

Cream tone can help bring a warm touch that helps balance your space in a simple but elegant way.

7. White

Olive green and white

White will never go wrong. This ultra-neutral can blend literally with any color, including the tricky ones like olive green.

Besides its risk-free feature, the white decoration can also lighten up the olive wall and make the entire space feel clean and sleek. This color palette will be a great choice to create an ultra-modern, contemporary room.

8. Black

Olive green and black

Or, you can go in a completely different direction by using black. Black accessories will accentuate the olive green accent wall in a bold, elegant look without taking away its warmth and beauty.

And since the black items will stand out loudly, it’s a great way to use them as a centerpiece of your interior.

9. Blush Pink

Olive 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, olive green and pink accessories work really well together 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.

10. Gold

Olive green and gold

Gold and olive look amazing! As you can see in the image above, just one piece of gold wall decoration can bring a completely different look and feel to the olive wall.

Its glam and luxurious vibe spread beautifully to the entire space, creating a classic, lavish style interior that everyone will adore.

11. Blue

Olive wall with blue

Incorporating a blue accent into an olive green 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, these two 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 feel and ambiance to create a fresh and cozy home.

12. Blue Gray

Olive green and blue-gray

Another shade of blue that can be a great option for you. Unlike most blue, the blue-gray had a strong neutrality, thanks to its gray undertones.

And this neutrality, added with some cool-toned, works perfectly to balance out the olive green, creating a perfectly well-balanced visual appearance.

13. Light Brown

Light brown and olive green

Since olive is an earthy color, why not add another earthy hue to it? Take a look at the image above, where we added light brown to the olive, and the result is quite interesting.

This earthy combo brings plenty of fresh and natural senses to your space, while still giving each other enough contrast. To finish this up perfectly, add some plants or greenery throughout the room.

14. Chocolate Brown

Olive green and chocolate brown

Another great brown shade that you can try. The chocolate brown had an intense warmth that will go in the same direction as olive, creating a strong welcoming and inviting ambiance to your spaces.

Its intense hues will make any chocolate brown items stand out beautifully and become the new focal point of your interior.

15. Dark Red

Olive green and red accents

This color combination may be a bit unusual, but actually, it is worth a try. Especially if you are looking for some vibrant accents to richen up and enliven your living room with olive green walls.

The dark red decor will easily pop up, and bring an intense energetic vibe to lift up the mood of your home.

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