Saturday, November 17, 2012

It's not so drab ...

Olive green is one of those colors that I'm generally ambivalent about. For the most part, I have spent my life neither loving it or hating it. That lack of emotion is changing, however. Designers are finally creating appealing looks that rev up this humble shade.

Image via Nonsense & Sensibility.

Olive is the star in the dining rooms above and below. The green hue adds just the right amount of warmth and vibrancy to both transitional and traditional spaces.

Image via Briggs Edward Solomon.

Images below of olive's decor power via designer Katie Ridder (left) and Aura linens by Tracie Ellis (right).


Because olive is so closely related to avocado green, mid-century modern enthusiasts have a renewed appreciation for the color in today's decor.

Image via The Milkhouse.

Seating in olive could not be any more luxurious. I find this green velvet to be truly swoon worthy!

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Image via What Would Marie Antoinette Do?

Olive surely belongs at the table, and it is presented here in a deliciously casual setting with loads of rustic charm.

Image via Dolce & Gabbana.

Thinking ahead to Spring 2013, Dolce & Gabbana has made olive green one of the 'it' colors for the season. Viola! That proves there's nothing drab about the new looks in this shade.

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