New Neutrals: Olive Green

There is a definite shift in the interior design world away from true neutrals (black, white, beige & grey) and towards using colour in a sophisticated way to create the calm & intentional feel neutrals bring to a space but with added character & uniqueness.

Common colours that are subbed in for classic neutral tones are camel, tan, navy, and lately, olive green.

While many people may hear the word ‘olive’ and be turned off - we prefer to think of these refined hues as bronzey-green. While definitely still a green, this particular hue has a gorgeous & complex undertone that brings warmth to any space, while being subdued enough to have true design staying power. We’re going to share a few spaces that are using this beautiful shade in different ways!

Featured Design: Skara Brae  link

Featured Design: Skara Brae link

Featured Design: Skara Brae

Featured Design: Skara Brae

First up, of course we have to mention a space featuring one of our favourite Cambria designs! This space is mixing neutrals perfectly. There is plenty of layered textures & tones of wood to create interest & warmth, but simple modern shapes keep the space feeling fresh. Of course the reason we’re including this kitchen here is for the choice of countertops. Skara Brae is a dramatic & beautiful design which at first blush doesn’t strike you as olive green - which is perfect! The layered tones of warm green build on each other to create an incredibly natural looking vein set against a bone-white background. We think that using Skara Brae is an excellent way to incorporate a ‘new’ neutral into your design, without the commitment of a large splash of colour.

Featured Design: Rose Bay  link

Featured Design: Rose Bay link

Featured Design: Rose Bay  link

Featured Design: Rose Bay link

Featured Design: Rose Bay

Featured Design: Rose Bay

Above, this incredible bathroom has so many incredible design features! Pairing a gorgeous green vanity with Cambria’s Rose Bay design countertop is a lovely way to tie together the other black & white accents of this space. Using a fun pop of colour through the rug is a great way to add a bold shade like red, while being easy to switch out if it starts feeling tired. Especially eye-catching is the way the olive green vanity looks paired with the smoked glass shower doors - a stunning mix of modern boho & mid century features!

Design: Jean Stoffer Design  link

Design: Jean Stoffer Design link

Suggested Design: Brittanicca

Suggested Design: Brittanicca

Above, this kitchen is absolutely stunning. A gorgeous mix of classic features is updated with the incredible green hue of the cabinets. We love that although green cabinets are definitely an unusual choice, in this space everything has been balanced so perfectly it is difficult to imagine it without them! The gorgeous countertops are a classic white & grey with bold veins - if you’re looking for a similar design but with the added durability & no-maintenance properties of Cambria we highly suggest our Brittanicca design for a similar look!