Olive Green Bedroom décor…

The humble olive… In all its very many incarnations pervades our lives in so many different ways, and yet when it comes to olive green as a décor colour, it’s a shade that has risen and fallen from grace over the years. During the 70s it enjoyed a heyday, yet with its characteristic yellowish undertones was to be side-lined for brighter hues as the 80s ensued. In more recent times olive green, when coordinated with other modern room colours takes on an ultra-stylish stance with wood tones, and rich shades of purple, black, or yellow adding definition to an olive green room scheme for a dramatic statement that invites you in, with gentler applications for a lighter more airy décor style…

Try pulling together olive green with the earthy qualities of brown. Both are rich natural colours and together they make a good partnership for an inviting bedroom colour scheme that is restful and assured. Accentuate olive green walls with dark wooden furnishings such as a modern or vintage wooden bedstead in dark oak, walnut, or mahogany, with other bedroom furniture such as a dresser, wardrobes or a pair of bedside tables in complementary finishes. Dress the bed with olive green linens and a combination of green and chocolate or coffee brown pillows to tie the look together. Add brushed silver finishes in the form of table lamps, mirror frames and picture frames to add a splash of visual brightness, to counterpoint this rich, essentially masculine room scheme.

As a contemporary alternative to the earthy green/brown combo you might prefer the union of olive green and black for a stylish modern twist that still has very much a masculine vibe, with a sophisticated slant that is suited to many different contemporary architectural styles or minimalist city apartments. Use sleek black furniture and a low profile black modern metal bed or platform wooden bed design with metal accents to create an uncluttered aesthetic that is dramatic and classy. Flank the bed with a pair of matching bedside tables topped with black-shaded table lamps to cast a deep sensual glow, dressing the bed in black and green fabrics to create balance and room synergy. Consider hanging a framed Andy Warhol print featuring green and black graphics above the bed head to draw the eye, with a black leather bench at the foot of the bed to complete the sophisticated urban mood.

Replicating the colours of the eggplant, olive green and purple were simply made for each other and as the basis for a bedroom scheme add a beautifully soft touch like no other. This is a great colour combo with universal gender and age group appeal, where multiple hues of purple parry with the earthy shades of olive green for a truly stylish room flavour. Include a highly textured purple duvet or bed throw atop a traditional or contemporary brass bedstead or a slinky low-rise chrome bed design for an unmistakably modern room focal point. Pile up a selection of scatter pillows in purple and green hues to coordinate the space, hanging sheer purple curtains at the windows to diffuse light within the room, with chrome or silver framed prints on an accent wall or in metallic finishes that pick up on the bed design.

As a final colour combo thought, consider the warmer hues of olive green and yellow for a brighter room scheme and a happy partnership that suggests a retro feel. Paint one wall a buttery yellow to lighten the mood, creating a backdrop for an upholstered or white wooden bed or headboard, or perhaps a white or ivory metal bed in a transitional design. Mix olive green bed linens with a patterned green and yellow bed throw, including a pale white bedside rug and white embellished throw pillows on the bed to define the space and update the look from the original 70s aesthetic. Whitewashed furniture and lime washed wooden bed designs are another pleasing option here, where a touch of French country style dances with retro green/yellow shades enhancing the natural lighting for a softer more feminine décor solution…

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