Olive green is a muted, earthy green color with brown and yellow undertones that people tend to associate with nature and health. Of course, olive green gets its name from the color of the unripe fruit of the olive tree.
Olive green color palettes have been used for ages in art, fashion, and design and you can even see it being used way back in the Renaissance period art where it was often used in landscape paintings.
In this post, you will find a collection of olive green color palettes to inspire you and give you ideas if you are deciding on a color palette. Each color palette comes with a color code table which includes a swatch and hex color code for each color.
Olive Green Color Palettes
Olive green tends to work well in monochromatic color palettes blending well with other shades of green making them ideal for nature journaling. However, it also works really well with reds, maroons, deep purples, and even pinks! And I’m not going to lie, creating these color palettes made me more than a little bit hungry!
The Monochromatic Sage Green Color Palette
I don’t think you could start any olive green color palette collection without a picture of an olive tree! So here you go!
Olive Green and Yellow Palette
Shades of dark olive green and olive brown combine beautifully with yellow and grey colors to create this beautiful color palette!
Olive Green With Dark Purple Accents
Olive Brown And Maroon
Some like it hot! Combine olives with chili peppers and you have a spicy combination of flavors. The color combinations work well together as well! Click here for more maroon and burgundy color palette ideas!
Olive Green With Bright Red Accents
Just like the previous two olive green color palettes, this one also combines different shades of red with olive green. However, this palette takes red to the extreme with this very bright pop of color! I think it works really well!
Olive Green And Brown
If you are looking for a natural color palette for your journal with a rustic feel then this one might be what you are looking for. Natural shades of brown and green are combined to create the perfect combination of colors!
Olive Green And Tangerine Orange
At first glance, this color palette appears to be just another monochromatic green color palette, however, throw in a very vibrant and bright tangerine orange and you have a color palette that is unusual and eye-catching!
Olive green color palettes are a great choice if you are wanting to create a natural earthy vibe! Would you like to see more color palettes that use olive green? Let me know in the comments section below!