12 Olive Green Bedroom Ideas

Olive green bedrooms bring warmth.
12 Olive Green Bedroom Ideas
Tom Greenspan
December 21, 2022

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Introducing an earthy color to your bedroom, such as Olive green, may sound like a bad idea to some people. Nevertheless, many people are unaware that olive green has a very soothing effect on the brain synapses and brings a sense of calm and tranquility to the bedroom.

Be aware, that getting it olive green in the wrong proportions and your bedroom design could become an unmitigated disaster due to the overpowering nature of olive green.

In that article, we will answer many of the questions you have on your mind and some you have never thought of to give you a complete representation of how to get the maximum out of using this wonderful color tone in your bedroom.

Let's take a walk on the edge of the color palette so you can learn:

  • Can you use olive green for small bedrooms?
  • Is olive green a good color in a kid's bedroom
  • 50 shades of gray
  • Pillow talk and natural vibes.

Is olive green good for the bedroom?

It is applied correctly. You can adorn your bedroom walls with many colors to introduce a feeling of tranquility and calmness, from blues to other hues that affect the brain.

However, using olive green is different and will make your design worthwhile as olive green has soothing properties and creates a visual effect that makes you feel calm and keeps you grounded in reality.

How should you use olive green in the bedroom? Use it as an accent. If you decide to paint an accent wall, use the rule of 60-30-10 10% being the accent wall and 60% being the predominant color, and then 30% will be a contrast color if needed.

If you decide to go the whole hog and treat yourself to olive green color, then make sure you have large windows with lots of natural light penetration for the best effect.

1. Perfect for the small bedroom living combo

A small bedroom and living room combo can be the things of nightmares if you do not have the right inspiration for your decor, often ending up looking like a psycho ward from one Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest with austere decor.

However, with some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing, you can create a spectacular bedroom and the one in the image is stunning with a curtain divider for privacy.

Interior designers tend to stay clear of dark saturated colors for interior spaces that have challenging dimi=ensions albeit to their lack of knowledge and lackluster approach to decor.

The olive green in this small bedroom has been masterfully executed to produce a space where you can relax after a hard day at work.

How to create this look?

The space works on multiple levels despite its small dimensions, the wall is an accent and not overpowering, and when coupled with the drapes, the sleeping area is a cocoon of earthy tones, from the olive green to the yellow hues from the wood floor.

Think simple and peaceful, don't over-accessorize with a project with these dimensions.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the hardest level to achieve this bedroom is a

The wall is simple to paint, and the room is sparsely accessorized. The drapes need a little work as they are ceiling to floor, but other than that, it's an easy 3 on the complexity scale.

2. Olive green in a children's bedroom!

If someone told you they were about to use olive green decor in a child's bedroom you would possibly look at them as if they have received brain trauma or if they are color blind. It's not a color for kids, is it?

Well, you would be very wrong, and introducing olive green into the kid's bedroom is a smart move, it's soothing and calming that should help the child relax before bedtime.

The simple olive green rug covers the light laminate flooring making the floor an inviting place to sit and play, almost like sitting on the grass on a warm breezy summer's day.

The simple bedspread and pillows are a creative style that a classic artist could have instigated.

The warm cream tones of the bedroom with the painted tree on the wall bring the outdoors to live in the bedroom.

How to create this look?

Rugs and a bedspread, light bedrooms are a joy to accessorize but again the accessories are minimal in this bedroom allowing for a busy wall with trees painted to bring nature into the bedroom.

You would be able to buy all of these items online easily. 

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the hardest level to achieve this bedroom is a 6.

The furnishings are simple to achieve and create a fantastic-looking kid's bedroom. However, the tree on the wall needs some scaling, so it would be better to draw the tree in pencil before you start painting.

3. Simple luxury

So, you are wondering what colors you can match with your olive green bedroom decor, is it going to be devilishly difficult and restrictive or can you tackle a walk on the wild side and use bold colors?

Well, this beautiful luxurious bedroom certainly gives the color pallet a workout. You have dark shades of gray with leafy green patterns that contrast the olive green.

Denmark pillows that have hints of blue splashes, white from the bed linen, and mahogany from the headboard to the bedside table.

Does any of it clash between a beige carpet and a rug with white and green patterns? No, it all compliments and works with each color to combine and create a special bedroom that oozes style and luxury.

How to create this look?

Olive green is the dominant color in the bedroom, but you would never know because there are eye-catching furnishings that draw your focus in multi directions.

Be bold with colors, if you are unsure break out the adobe color wheel for some reassurance.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the hardest level to achieve, this bedroom is a 6.

You will need some creative influences to complete a design like this but on the whole, it's an easy look to achieve. The adobe color wheel will help you create the perfect color match using bold colors.

4. Pillow talk

You may think that olive green is a difficult color to work with unless you are using rich earthy tones, but the truth is olive green is more versatile than you may have realized.

The classic contrast for olive green, according to the glitterati of the interior design world, is gray, and it does look fabulous, but olive green has so much more to offer than a gray contrast.

This tiny bedroom may look haphazard in design and that could be the case but you will have to agree that the stark white walls and dark blue with olive green look pretty damn cool together and make a perfect male bedroom.

Let's not forget the gray and light blue it would be remiss, not to mention the other colors. Assumptions are easily dispelled if you have an adventurous mind regarding the design.

How to create this look?

Think without purpose and design and create something that speaks about you as an individual, it's not an easy concept to grasp. Still, when you have the fundamentals of placing bold colors together, you can create some beautiful looks for your bedroom.

Toning down the white walls with an olive green accent would work perfectly.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the hardest level to achieve this bedroom is a 2.

This room looks stark and the theme is about keeping warm with the thick duvet, but olive green does give a sense of warmth with its rich earthy tone and deep color saturation.

5. Natural vibes

Did you always love camping when you were young and the days of sleeping under canvas have left you a long way behind? Well, why not recreate a look of the outdoors with earth woody tones and bring them into your bedroom.

Let's not forget that olive green is a color from nature, it is natural and can combine perfectly with any other tone from mature like the mustard bed throw and the darker green bed throw. The combination of colors is sublime and creates the feeling of sleeping outdoors.

The natural oak bed and laminate wood floor make the room a triumph of colors from the forest.

Add an olive tree into the bedroom, and the work of art is complete waiting for the well-deserved acclaim to come flooding in.

How to create this look?

There is only one place to think for inspiration when creating this bedroom, the forest. All the colors on the bed are natural tones and, as such, are naturally interlinked with each other.

The wood bed and floor help the look to be cohesive, and the addition of a small olive tree is inspiring.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the hardest level to achieve this bedroom is a 2.

If you are inspired by the outdoors then this bedroom is easy to achieve. Use the colors of the bedding in the correct proportions to give a feeling of warmth.

6. The bachelor pad

Most men go through the stage of a bachelor's pad or at least a man cave, it's a celebration of masculinity and all that comes with that such as late nights, watching sport whenever you want, and taking mum to the shops for the weekly groceries.

But decorating a bachelor's pad has its challenges, such as striking the right balance between color and your personality.

But olive green brings a new dimension to the party, it can easily be matched with bold colors like the deep blue in this image and can easily be construed by others that you are a down-to-earth type of guy when you have that infrequent dalliance.

How to create this look?

Think manly colors, that are normally dark and rich and combined in equal parts! But it's not plain sailing; you will need to add some accent tones and the gray headboard is a perfect style statement against the backdrop of the deeper gray wall.

Keep accessories to pictures and photos, fluffy teddies will ruin the look!

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the hardest level to achieve this bedroom is a 6.

Match some colors together and use the adobe color wheel for reference, guy's colors are simple and easy to match but the wall and headboard may need a female's eye to create a masterful bedroom.

7. Don't overdo it

Here is the problem when choosing colors with deep saturation, they can be overpowering, and unless you follow some simple guidelines like only painting ten percent of your wall space as an accent you could run into a disastrous look.

Fortunately, this bedroom is magnificent with its use of neutral tone bedding and its olive green accent wall. The three monochrome prints are an example of how to use olive green to its maximum potential when creating a classic bedroom.

The textured bedding in neutral tones gives the olive green a chance to show its place in the decor of the bedroom, Not many bedrooms achieve this level of luxury and magnificence using neutral tones and an accent wall.

How to create this look?

If we set aside the expensive bedding and focus on the olive green the room is easy to recreate but you should appreciate that the natural light in this bedroom plays a major part in the overall look and feel of the bedroom.

Olive green is the perfect color to show off monochrome images and vice versa in many ways the image also highlights the wall color to perfection.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the hardest level to achieve this bedroom is a 7.

Although the accent wall is an easy DIY job and the bedding is somewhat easy to select as neutral colors are pretty much the same, the reason it's a 7 is the light factor.

You can achieve something very close with artificial lighting.

8. Forgot the masking tape

There is always a cutting-edge design. Avant-garde creations are often simple but reflect a person's style and sense of design principles.

When olive green walls dismiss the traditional crisp clean edges that we have become accustomed to there is an unexpected outcome that is simply a creative masterpiece.

The broken edge of the paintwork immediately draws your gaze away from the glorious color of olive green and the simple furnishings and pots.

If this bedroom was a song it would be distinctive and become classic over time while enjoying all the successes it rightly deserves.

How to create this look?

It's hard to know where to start, half a bottle of vodka! Seriously, it's a creation of a broken line and will not be easily achieved without practice.

Use the edge of the brush to create a feathered edge look in some places and smooth linear in others.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the hardest level to achieve this bedroom is a 7.

It's another 7 but for different reasons, to craft this broken edge you will need to follow a random procedure and you may need to use masking tape with the edges peels back to create the look/

It's going to be a lot of trial and error but you have a large canvas so enjoy.

9. Going all in on olive green

Despite every rule in the book for using a single color this bedroom has gone the whole hog and painted the ceiling and walls olive green and yes you have it right they have olive green bedding. Is this a crazy way to decorate your bedroom?

The answer is yes and no, for this bedroom with floor-to-ceiling glass doors the light floods the bedroom and creates a pleasant look, for some it may be too much and oppressive but for others, it's the ultimate expression of relaxation and tranquility.

The occasional white accessory is a welcome vision to break some of the wall's dominance.

How to create this look?

It's a simple paint job from top to bottom and adds a few accessories, the gray bed sheet is a welcome break from the camouflage styling of the bedroom.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the hardest level to achieve this bedroom is a 5.

Your paintwork will need to be spot on when painting a large expanse flooded with light, you are open to see every flaw in the plasterwork and paint where it has not been evenly applied.

Consider a light ceiling, it will work equally as well and you will still maintain the dominant olive green.

10. Art deco and olive green

The art dec scene started in 1925 in Paris as an expression of modernism that is reflected in the design, it has stood the test of time and is still thought to be chic.

However, in 1925 the thought of matching olive green with art deco furnishings would have had the creators of the look pulling their hair out.

Fortunately, we live in modern times where we express individualism as we see fit, some go with the crowd and others follow their own paths.

However, the point is the versatility of olive green to match with designs from an era that has gone and still looks fabulous.

How to create the look?

You will need art deco pieces for the bedroom, there are replicas and the material is often plastic. It's a simple case of painting and putting the bedroom together with some interesting art deco items.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the hardest level to achieve this bedroom is a 2.

Nothing complicated in achieving this look, it's more about the furnishings to be purchased than the decor.

11. The yellow peril

Giving your bedroom a makeover should be fun and expressing your own ideas is a marvelous way to express how you see life. But not many of you would match bright yellow with the soothing tones of olive green.

The yellow brings chaos to the bedroom in a good way, it breaks the muted dull tones and makes the bedroom appear to feel like a bright summer's day.

Of course, gray goes beautifully with olive green and could be considered the perfect contrast but that somehow has become a secondary objective in this fun bedroom.

How to create this look?

Think summer and bright flowers walk on the beach and cotton candy to give you the inspiration for this bedroom. It may seem counterintuitive to use olive green with these loud vibrant colors but it still works.

Use suitable accessories to complete the look.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the hardest level to achieve this bedroom is a 4.

Its design gone crazy in a fantastic way. Its olive green paint and a subdued tome of bright yellow! For the bedding, the gray bed frame could be any color with a light gray headboard.

The lime green drapes are beautiful and should be easy to hang.

12. 50 shades of gray

Some designs are timeless and regardless of trending fashions, the timeless look is here to stay and please just about everyone's visual criteria for the perfect bedroom.

This simple bedroom is an accomplished way to decorate a bedroom that is perfect for the master bedroom or a guest bedroom. The olive green accent wall graciously adorns the bedroom to bring tranquility and serenity into a chaotic world.

The centralized bed and equal proportion of the bedroom show the owner of this bedroom is well-balanced, measured, and successful in life; the orderly stature of the room is authoritative.

If there is the perfect contrast for olive green it is gray and the gray rug despite its color brings warmth and texture to the bedroom the gradient of gray shades.

The complimenting dark gray bed bench set against the light dove gray bed is superlative bringing the room together.

How to create this look?

You will need to think about contrasting color schemes and try to use those contrasts to make the room special, the use of the olive green accent is a stunning addition to the bedroom.

The matching drapes and tall leafy plant take a commanding position in the bedroom. Due to the shape of the room, you will need to use bright white bulbs that are higher on the white temperature scale.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the hardest level to achieve this bedroom is an 8.

This is a complex bedroom with many design elements carefully being considered to make the best of this elongated bedroom, if the windows were closer to the bed, it would be a different story.

It's a skilled DIY job and someone with an eye for design and color or alternatively, copy this image and enjoy your new bedroom.

Is olive green the best color for your bedroom?

Obviously, this is a personal choice, but regardless of size, it's the perfect color to use for the average bedroom, due to its versatile nature and the composure it can bring to a bedroom.

If you arrive home from work stressed and want to shower and chill out in your bedroom for an hour, then olive green is the ideal color for you. Ok, it may look on the side of a camouflage color at first glance, but it's much more than that.

Olive green is recognized for its soothing abilities, and in the bedroom, it's a perfect choice.

Don't go overboard with olive green until you are sure you love the color. Use it for an accent wall. This way, you can add contrasting colors to other walls to brighten the bedroom and retain the look and benefits of olive green.

What's the perfect match for olive green? Grey, and it's super at showing off monochrome images., You can also use it with great success with dark blue and mustard tones, it seems odd, but it works well.

To get a better handle on olive green, uses the adobe color wheel to create your ideal color match