Colour Focus: Olive & Rose

Colour Focus: Olive & Rose

Amy Kilvington

By Amy Kilvington

Content Writer at Blinds Direct
Mon 22 Jul 2019

Olive and rose marry together harmoniously. This combination’s soft pink tones lift deep and muted green, creating a gentle, pretty feeling whilst remaining earthy and grounded.


About the colour olive

Olive, the colour of its unripe namesake, is a yellowy-green shade with a tint of grey.

It is a wise and compassionate colour. Representative of peace, harmony and better judgement, olive green has a good sense of right and wrong. Though intelligent, this colour remains modest, making it all the more timeless.

A close relative of khaki green, olive carries similar connotations of practicality and strength. It sits comfortably on the edge of the neutral colour palette, between sage and beige, with its darker nuances offering an elegant broodiness, while its light shades are more fresh and relaxing.

About the colour rose

The pale dustiness of rose makes it a more gentle and refined version of pink.

Rose could be considered old fashioned, but this timelessness and nostalgia makes it all the more comforting. An intimate and thoughtful shade, rose pink tones down the energy of red with the freshness and clarity of white, combined with a soft dusting of grey that makes for a more neutral, relaxed shade.

Rose pink puts in touch with our femininity whilst avoiding the flair and sassiness of its brighter counterparts. It is tender and nurturing, offering a romantic combination of warmth, support and sophistication.

Olive and rose interior design

Mother Nature has always known the winning combination of pink and green, and when it comes to decorating our homes, olive and rose are a classic example, with the dusty blush tones providing the perfect companion to dark, muted green.

Olive and rose interior design feels natural and organic. It is a design-led combination that’s incredibly timeless, although there remains a contemporary feeling, especially when your pops of teal, mustard or fuchsia are injected into the scheme. Earthy browns and terracottas will help to further ground the look, or you could opt for fresh whites and soft greys to ensure rose and olive remain the focus.

As complementary colours, olive and rose are natural teammates, therefore appearing brighter and more appealing when placed together. Complementary colours a very simple to use, making them an ideal choice for decorating your home. Consider an olive green feature wall with dusty rose curtains, or choose a statement wallpaper that incorporates olive and rose into the design. For a smaller statement, dress up an existing sofa with olive and rose scatter cushions, or brighten up a surface with olive and rose-coloured glass pieces.


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Bring the classic sophistication of olive and rose into your home with made to measure blinds, curtains, cushions and lamp shades from Blinds Direct. Got a question? Get in touch with our team – we’re always happy to help.


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