Olive green color trend in interiors and design
Meet our new pick of the month – we give you a taste of Olive Green. A medium dark yellowish green – it gets its name from the hue of green olives.
Olive Green Hex: #6D712E
Related colours to Olive Green:
Hex code: #6e6e30, RGB: 110, 110, 48, CMYK: 0%, 0%, 56%, 57%
Hex code: #666D2A, RGB: 102, 109, 42, CMYK: 6%, 0%, 61%, 57%
Hex code: #6B6F2D RGB: 107, 111, 45, CMYK: 4%, 0%, 59%, 56%,
Hex code: #6B7232 RGB: 107, 114, 50, CMYK: 6%, 0%, 56%, 55%
Hex code: #6B6A43 RGB: 107, 106, 67, CMYK: 0%, 1%, 37%, 58%
Pantone Color Reference:
Olive Branch / Hex code: #6a6a45, RGB: 106, 106, 69, CMYK: 0%, 0%, 35%, 58%
“A tasteful green Olive Branch is symbolic of growth.” Pantone
As featured in the Autumn/Winter 2021/2022 Core Classics by Pantone. Core hues whose versatility transcends the seasons.
Pantone’s Fall 2021 Colours at New York Fashion Week source
OLIVE GREEN COLOR TREND
HISTORY & FACTS
The name Olive Green first appeared in Middle English, which means it came into use between 1150 to 1500. Whether you call it Khaki, Military or Olive Green – clothes and this colour can be traced back to the frontline. Historically, Olive Green was reserved for military uniforms. With its muted tone – Olive Green was first used by the armed forces around the world, as a simple, one-tone camouflage; helping soldiers to seamlessly blend into their background.
Olive Green – 1940s Military wear worn by US soldiers during World War II via
Did you know that many creatures have adapted to their green environments by taking on a green hue themselves as camouflage? In fashion, it’s been used to stand out. Rarely had the colour broken out of that confinement, however as fashion started to reach the progressive point it’s at now, designers looked to various areas for inspiration.
As one of fashion’s most enduring and genre-crossing colours; delve into the archives of fashion and the most iconic brands and you’ll find that Olive is everywhere.
Olivine is also the typical colour of the mineral olivine and ranges from chartreuse green to pale olive. In its gem form, it is called peridot.
Be inspired and follow us this month in our journey through the Olive green color trend.