Posts Tagged ‘color crush’

Olive Green

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

I found myself buying a sleeveless olive green military style jacket this month to wear from now through fall. I’ve always loved the color, in fashion and interiors too. Olive tree branches are a go to botanical for me, we have five in our yard and every other month I’ll place branch clippings in a vase, they last several weeks and look beautiful on the dining room table with the light filtering through them.

olive branches in urn

once wed

Pantone has included “Dried Herb” as part of the fall fashion palette, it’s an earthy and muted shade of olive green so it’s not surprising we are seeing olive green popping up among some early fall collections.

dried herb

pantone

Olive is a common color in my area, much of the landscape is planted with olive trees and so many of the glass wine bottles are this color too.

oversized green wine bottles

pottery barn

You can’t go wrong with a dramatic deep green curtain, we have Scarlett O’Hara to thank for that.

green walls curtains

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olive green velvet drapes

how to decorate

Olive green is divine on cabinets from contemporary to traditional, it pairs well with brass, nickel, or oil rubbed bronze hardware. A muted green is at the top of my list in cabinet colors for an upcoming remodeling project.

olive green vanity

roselind wilson design

olive green kitchen cabinets

mazen studio

olive bark cabinets

disc interiors

moss green cabinets

how to decorate

olive green laundry room cabinets

riley custom

 

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Tulips + Table Runner Pillows

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

This year, I’m challenging myself to bring more color into my home beyond my favorite blues which are everywhere around the house. Coral is my latest color crush and a natural complement to blue so it’s showing up in doses, most recently the living room.

living room centsational girl

 

The local stores have had several varieties of tulips in recent weeks, and these beauties were impossible to resist. I collect blue glass vessels, so it made sense to gather them up in a group on the mantel this season and fill them with the tulips.

coral tulips in blue vases

 

coral tulips blue vases

 

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