Are you struggling to figure out what to wear with olive green? I think it’s a shade that scares people as I often have readers ask what colors to pair pair best.
In fact, olive is one of my favorite neutrals as it’s versatile but a bit less expected than the typical neutral array of white-cream-tan-grey-navy-black. Keep reading to see 11 amazing color palettes that pair well with olive!
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To start, you can pair olive with any of your other neutrals! This makes for an interesting, yet classic look that I absolutely LOVE!
But, perhaps you are looking for a bit more color. Below are 10 MORE color palettes to complement both cooler tones and warmer tones.
Olive Color Palettes for Cooler Tones
Stargazer lilies and several varieties of orchids are the inspiration for this color combination. Pink tones are so flattering to the complexion and also happen to pair beautifully with a range of greens.
This palette reminds me of Northern Canada! I envision the polar ice abutting a grove of pine trees with a rocky mountain range in the background.
This combination is unique and modern. The cool bright turquoise tones are nicely balanced by the more subtle olive and lighter brown.
Olive with tones of purple and lavender is one of my personal favorite combinations. A yellow-green accent, used sparingly in a scarf or as part of print adds a little extra punch.
Paired with white or cream and lighter, brighter blues; olive takes on a decidedly springy twist. It’s a perfect combo for when you transition into the warmer months or for holiday/resort wear.
Olive Color Palettes Warmer Tones
These colors mimic the pink palette above but feature warm shades of peachy pink instead of the cooler blueish-pink tones.
Are you a fan of jewel tones? Deep wine, teal, and caramel all combine flawlessly with olive green for a rich and elegant look.
A terracotta and mint palette like the one shown below would pair spectacularly with gold metallic accessories!
This palette screams autumn and harnesses the colors of changing leaves.
For those of you who look best in dusty, muted tones, try this combination of lamb’s ear green paired with lighter and darker mauves and olive green. It has a very soft, romantic vibe.
Have I inspired you on ways to incorporate olive green into your wardrobe? I sure hope so! For more styling tips, check out this post series.
Until next time…keep cultivating a simple, stylish, and satisfying life!