What Colours Go With Overtly Olive?

what colours go with overtly olive

Olive green is a hugely popular colour throughout interiors, it’s a beautiful neutral, it’s perfect for modern interiors and it works flawlessly with other neutral shades, whilst it introduces warmth and depth to the space.

Overtly Olive by Dulux is one of my favourite olive shades, it has a really creamy texture to it and just the most perfected muted shade.

This calming colour is a great way to bring the natural world in, and versatile enough for kitchens, bedrooms, hallways and pretty much any room that will take it.

Let’s take a closer look at this olive shade and explore what colours go with Overtly Olive.

What Colour Is Overtly Olive?

Overtly Olive is a beautiful, muted olive shade which has warm, yellow undertones. This versatile colour works well with other neutral shades including off-whites and creams.

A highly versatile colour that will bring warmth and depth to a room.

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What Colours Go With Overtly Olive?

Tonal Combinations

Overtly Olive has warm yellow undertones which means it pairs well with other tonal combinations.

Both Citrus Zing and Soft Vanilla are beautiful, yellow tones shades that work in harmony with Overtly Olive. These colours could be incorporated into a room with zonal sections, painted furniture, or they could be the subject in another room.

As the undertones of the shades are all similar, having separate rooms painted in these individually will still help to tie the room together.

what colours go with overtly olive

Neutral Combinations

As it’s such a highly versatile neutral colour, it also goes well with other neutral shades including Warm Graphite and Bone China.

These colour combinations are perfect for a minimal or modern style decor scheme. Bone China is a beautiful off-white shade whilst Warm Graphite helps to ground it and define the space. This shade could work effectively on doors, skirting and architraves to add definition to the room.


what colours go with overtly olive

Designer’s Choice Combinations

Whilst I personally think neutrals and off-whites are the best pairings for Overtly Olive, Dulux recommend a couple of daring pink shades as a match.

Sorbet is almost a dusky pink which is a super match for Overtly Olive, especially if you’re leaning towards a feminine interior. Fuchsia Lily is a much bolder shade, but perfect if you want to make a strong impact in your interiors.

what colours go with overtly olive

Overtly Olive & Black

If you’re creating a modern looking interior decor scheme, incorporating black is a perfect choice. A black accent is a defining characteristic of modern design, and it provides a defining and grounding accent against the neutrality of Overtly Olive.

Black should be used sparingly with interior hardware details such as door handles, small pieces of furniture like console tables or bedside tables, and as an accent on decor accessories such as prints.

If you’re going to paint certain accents black like a bannister or zone an area, Rich Black is a great off-black which carried more depth than a standard jet black paint colour.

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Overtly Olive & White

An off-white is a great pairing for Overtly Olive because it’s on the same neutral spectrum, however, if you want to really lift things and provide a stark contrast, bright white is a great choice.

If you’re using Overtly Olive on the walls, lift the room by painting the ceiling and skirtings with a bright white paint. The contrast from the walls to the ceiling will draw the eye up as you enter the room, helping the room to feel larger than it actually is. Or take inspiration from the below bedroom which uses overtly olive on the walls and beautifully crisp white bed linen.

If you’re using it in a bathroom, think about crisp white towels for a beautiful contrast!

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Overtly Olive & Brown

If we’re looking at neutral combinations, light brown is a natural pairing to Overtly Olive. Brown and creams continue to be popular colour schemes in home, lending a really bohemian and cosy feel to a space.

If you’re looking at brown paint shades, always get a tester pot and test in your home before committing. You can also easily interweave brown throughout with decor accessories, furnishings and textiles.

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Overtly Olive & Grey

Whilst black provides a defining contrast against overtly olive, grey makes another great addition to a colour scheme.

It grounds the space and works beautifully in an earthy and rustic, yet modern interior scheme. Contrast with grey paint, furniture such as a sofa or in a large area rug.

If you have existing grey carpets or curtains, overtly olive will work well with them, adding further depth and colour to the room.

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Overtly Olive & Pink

Naturally, pink works beautifully with an olive shade like overtly olive. It brings warmth and a gentle softness with it.

Shown here with Soft Peach and Rock Salt on the walls by Dulux. Whether you choose to incorporate pink on the walls, furniture or textiles, pink is good for the soul and a beautiful way to add a touch of femininity.

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If you’re looking for a versatile and warm shade from Dulux that’s on trend and complementary to other shades, Overtly Olive is a great choice for any project.

Warm the colour up by incorporating a range of other neutrals, or be daring and incorporate bolder pops of colours like pink, and black.

Just remember to use the undertones as a guide when picking other like colours, but you can experiment with bolder pops of colour too if you want a more maximalist decor scheme in your home. Happy painting!

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Nicole Sage

Nicole Sage is the founder of Sleek-chic Interiors and is a highly experienced interiors writer and skilled home renovator who has a passion for all things design. She has been featured as an authority at Pinterest, Ideal Home, Daily Mail and in countless other interviews. For 8 years, Nicole has written, observed key interior trends, renovated and undertaken interior short courses at the renown KLC school where she has gained her grounding interior design principles. With a keen eye for detail and a love of creativity, she shares her expertise on the latest interior trends, practical DIY tutorials, and styling inspiration to help others transform their homes into stunning spaces. With a commitment to delivering informative and engaging content, Nicole inspires and empowers readers to explore their own unique sense of style and create beautiful, personalised interiors. Contact her at hello@sleek-chic.co.uk for interiors advice, colour questions and any commentary.

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